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Old June 28th, 2016, 09:45 AM   #621
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Next on the line is 186 Diesel Railcars as sets of carriages
And I think 50 Diesel Electric Locomotives with axle load of 16 tons too in August

186 Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) may be up for bidding in September.

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39 out of 115 Sleeper Passenger Coach Set
All 115 sets will arrive by the end of the year.





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Old June 28th, 2016, 09:47 AM   #622
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Need to be on the test run through Mae Tan Noy - Khun Tan route on BKK - Chiang Mai route first
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Old June 28th, 2016, 03:49 PM   #623
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Old July 4th, 2016, 06:36 AM   #625
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308 BCFs for container trains will be delivered on 15 July 2016
https://www.facebook.com/mech.srt/posts/897802033681098

Progress on Double tracking from Thanon Jira - Khon Kaen - 2 July 2016


Section Thanon Jira (km 266) - Nong Ma Khuea (km 370): Contractors coming almost all - now the base section is almost done - no need for support pillars due to the stone ground

Nong Ma Khuea (km 370) - Ban Haed (km 423) - just making a survey for a local road along the railway line

Ban Haed (km 423) - Khon Kaen (km 445) now contractors are coming

the elevated section starting to erect supporting pillar -

Khon Kaen elevated station at km 449 not started yet

Not yet to erect pillars on the northern section of Khon Kaen (km 449 - 451) starting to clear the land but the pillars not erected yet
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Old July 6th, 2016, 06:02 PM   #627
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Old July 10th, 2016, 08:47 AM   #628
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SRT PR telling the press that the news about the cracks on the bodies and bogies of the new carriages is a blatant lie
https://www.facebook.com/pr.railway/...80142492000618

Inspecting track from Natha - Tha Nalaeng for cross border cargo service
http://www.matichon.co.th/news/205049

Inspect the double tracking project from Thanon Jira to Khon kaen along with the case of demands by those citizens in Ban Phai city who keep pressing demands for elevated station at all cost even it means cost overrun
http://www.matichon.co.th/news/205049
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Old July 11th, 2016, 08:31 AM   #629
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Third Public Hearing on Surat Thani - Hat Yai - Songkla double tracking
http://songkhlastation.com/pdf/surat...nclusion-3.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=snOGSXH13qM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=P1g5nwKvtMQ

194,986 Million Baht massive double tracking along with red line commuter extension from Rangsit to Thammasart University Rangsit Campus for the Budget year of BE 2560 (2017)

Double tracking: 191,100 Milion Baht
1. Pak Nampho - Denchai (285 km)
2. Thanon Jira - Ubon Ratchathani (309 km)
3. Khon Kaen - Nong Khai (174 km)
4. Chumporn - Surat Thani (167 km)
5. Surat Thani - Hatyai and Hatyai - Songkla (339 km)

Red line commuter extension from Rangsit to Thammasart Rangsit 10 km at 3,886 Milion Baht

For the case of Thanon Jira - Khon Kaen double tracking (185 km), it is going on quite well even though some sections to be exappropriated have not been done yet.
If some sections are done, they will be opened including the case of Thanon Jira - Bua Yai or even Ban Koh - Ban Don Yai (50 km) to give some rail relief

OTP Hoping that the 5 double tracking projects mentioned above as well as 90 km Prachuab Khirikhan - Hua Hin, and Denchai - Chiang Mai double tracking will be opened in 2021 - adding 1626 km of new double tracking sections
http://www.posttoday.com/biz/gov/442268
http://www.prachachat.net/news_detai...sid=1468210413
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Plan for development of Bangsue central
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Old July 14th, 2016, 11:30 AM   #632
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115 Sleeper Passenger Coach Set

















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KHun SOngklod Bangyeekhan of A Day magazine now talking about the new CNR Changchun carriages which just passing the ceremony today
http://www.adaymagazine.com/articles/going-5


Deputy Minister of Transport (KHun Omsin) coming to perform ceremony for the new 39 carriages out of 115 carriages from CRRC Corporation Limited (China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation) - He is going to invite Big Too (PM Prayut) to test the first train of the new carriage from Bangkok to Chiang Mai in this August 2016. More will be delivered in October 2016 and December 2016 to be tested as assigned for the route to Ubon and then Nong Khai and Hat Yai, in addition to Chiang Mai - During Ceremony - HID 4507 has been assigned to run this train with CRRC carriages

Even the old carriages will be refurbished to be in line with the new Carriages from CRRC Corporation Limited - with USB Ports and LCD Monitors along with the application of power cars in all express trains
https://www.facebook.com/pr.railway/...83942481620619
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ4iuv_Q770
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Outside the CRRC Corporation Limited (China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation) aircon
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...3856391&type=3
https://www.facebook.com/ThairathFan...54551658557439

Inside the CRRC Corporation Limited (China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation) aircon carriages - Impressive indeed - Better try when they are commissioned to run to Chiang Mai though
https://www.facebook.com/trafficsrt/...79991612118353
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Old July 14th, 2016, 05:58 PM   #635
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Walkthrough of the Sleeper Coach both 1st class and 2nd class.





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What a train ride can tell you about Thailand

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By the time Paul Theroux arrived in Thailand on his transcontinental rail journey from London to Osaka in the early 1970s, Bangkok's main railway station had fallen off the tourism map. "[It] is not on any of the tours, which is a shame," he observed in "The Great Railway Bazaar," his engaging travelogue of his overland, four-month adventure that began in September 1973. The American was impressed by its "neat cool structure, with the shape and Ionic columns of a memorial gym at a wealthy American college."

The fate of Hua Lamphong station, the capital's once-elegant central rail hub, has worsened since then, with little reason to toot during the celebrations marking the station's 100th anniversary on June 25. The country's planners are building a new terminal north of the city to handle railway traffic that has increased dramatically since Theroux hopped on board the International Express to Malaysia 43 years ago. In the future, the neglected station will serve shorter routes, standing as an incongruous edifice of European architecture on the edge of a lively Chinatown district.

Road vs. rail

If you enjoy trains and the sensations rail travel evokes, it is a reason to feel nostalgic. Some have even lamented the marginalization of this storied icon. It had stood for progress in Thai transportation ever since King Rama V, a 19th-century monarch, was inspired to build a railway line in his kingdom after his father was presented with a model train by Britain's Queen Victoria.

But the lack of appreciation suggests more: a peek into a shift in Thai culture that has kept pace with rising prosperity and changing government transport policies. As the country moved away from an agrarian society to embrace the trappings of modernity, its trains fell victim to the new, cosmopolitan attitudes, with well-heeled Bangkokians looking down on trains as symbols of the old, slow pace of rural life.

Foreign direct investment in the automotive industry pushed trains further off the rails, placing locally produced cars, vans and pickup trucks at the top of the pile for Thai travelers. They were aided by a 400,000km network of highways. By contrast, railway lines only cover 4,035km, reducing trains to a poor second ever since the government decided in 1951 to focus investment on the road network. That shift froze another trait of Thai trains -- 93% of its remaining network is single track, meaning only one-way traffic and meandering journeys.

This parting of ways has made Thailand's railways a useful platform for understanding the country's pecking order. The cavernous waiting area at Hua Lamphong breathes with rural color and life from the passengers drawn to Bangkok to work as maids, gardeners and security guards. Some are from poorer rice-farming families in the northeast, others from rubber growers in the south, and still others the kin of small-time traders near the Cambodian border. The only outsiders who mingle in their midst are other interlopers in Bangkok -- tourists in disheveled clothes and backpacks.

The trains offer a further snapshot of the underclass, as they fill up the stiff seats in the third-class carriages and struggle to stay cool with the help of overhead fans and open windows. But some, for a higher price, settle into the cushioned seats of the air-conditioned second-class compartments. One of the pleasures of traveling either way is the ease with which such Thais living on the margins open up with their commentaries on the passing landscape of green fields and clumps of trees broken up by small houses and winding byways -- as if belonging to another age when compared with Bangkok's opulence. From there, it is only a matter of time before talk turns to politics.

At times, these journeys can be grueling. In 2011, for instance, I stepped into a packed third-class carriage two nights before the general elections. I ended up standing for eight hours during a journey to the northeast, laughing with the other passengers and cursing at our discomfort, but getting valuable insights about their political sensibilities. Three years later, a rail trip from the Cambodian border felt as if I was stuck in the midst of a mobile "fresh market," as passengers hauled their produce to Bangkok.

Perhaps policymakers who want to improve the lot of rural Thais should take the train to Nong Khai. Even more so the executives of the State Railway of Thailand, the moribund state-owned enterprise pilloried for running an inefficient and debt-ridden service. For those who want to understand the lives of those on the other side of the tracks, it will always be a useful journey.

Marwaan Macan-Markar is an Asia regional correspondent for the Nikkei Asian Review.
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Illustrations of different trains running up north-west from Bang Sue Grand station as well as the newly completed Sirat Expressway.

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10 Things You Did Not Know About Bangkok Train Station

#1 The station is more than a century old.
#2 The architect who designed the train station is from Turin, Italy.
#3 There is no proper signage of the station
#4 There was a classic hotel at the station
#5 The giant clock in the main hall is made in Germany.
#6 Steam locomotives still operate from the station on special occasions.
#7 Thai Railway Museum is in the station and admission is FREE.
#8 A bomb shelter is right in front of the station.
#9 The first state railway line was opened 20 years before the station was completed.
#10 Platform 9 is the best photo spot.
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the new aircon carriages of SRT - planning to be on test with Big Too (Prime Minister Prayut) and cabinet in August 2016 before the commission to run BKK - Chiang Mai in this October 2016
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Progress on Red line commuter - June 2016
Contract 1 (Bangsue Central - Chatuchak station) - 45.54% (targeted 77.61%) - delayed from the planned by 32.07%
Contract 2 (Samian Naree station - Rangsit station) - 64.27% (targeted 67.30%) - delayed from the planned by 3.03%
http://www.bangsue-rangsitredline.com/update-06-59.php

SRT Governor coming to inspect the trains before the long weekend at Bangkok terminus at Hua Lamphong as there are 10000 more passengers than usual
https://www.facebook.com/pr.railway/...85011958180338
https://www.facebook.com/pr.railway/...84892431525624
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