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Thanaleng Railway Station is located 20 km (12 mi) east of the Lao capital city of Vientiane and 4 km (2.5 mi) north of the border between Laos and Thailand along the Mekong River.

The station opened on March 5, 2009, becoming part of the first international railway link serving Laos
 

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Let's see how they are going to build the container yard with loading facility 500 meter from the station center
 

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Collection of the News about Tha Nalaeng station

Lao-Thai railway officers Discussing about the Rail and Freight Connections

9 km extension of railway line from Tha Nalaeng to Viengchan with a price tag of 1650 Million Baht or 400 Billion Kip will be postponed until the location for Viengchan South station [the main station - end of the line for Lao - China railway with the distance of 417.68 km] has been clearly defined even though the bidding for the consultant to handle the project.

Nevertheless, the container yard at Tha Nalaeng station - 500 meter from the center of Tha Nalaeng station building with a price tag of 652 million Baht or 169 billion Kip will have to be constructed to allow Thai cargo trains to run and unload the container boxes will go on.

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Laos, Thailand discuss railway links
Lao Voices Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Source: KPL Lao News Agency
By Malayluck
February 05, 2013

(KPL) Laos and Thailand met in Vientiane last Friday discussed the construction of railway linking from Thanaleng to the Vientiane Capital.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Head of the Lao Railways Authority, Mr. Sonsack Nayansana and President of Thai Railway Subcommittee, Mr. Chaturong Tilakanok and officials of both sides.

Two sides also discussed a high speed railway on the Eastern part of Savannakhet linking to Lao Bao border and high speed railway from the southern part of China to Luang Prabang and Vientiane provinces.

The Lao-Thai railway construction project phase II, which Lao government has received 1,650 million baht or around 400 billion kip loan from Thailand is now under preparation for bidding and contracting company for the construction.

The first step of phase II worth 652 million baht or 169 billion kip will be spent on the construction of a yard to accommodate containers and lifting facilities, and telecommunication system at Thanaleng station, which is expected to begin at the end of this year.

The second is to continue constructing a 9-km railway connecting from Thanaleng station to Vientiane Capital station (Khamsavad village), which expected to be completed by 2015.

Laos plans to invest US$7 billion in constructing a freight and passenger rail from Kunming, the capital of China’s Yunnan province, passing Vientiane to Thailand.

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Thai senators learn about Lao rail development plans
Vientiane Times
By Times Reporters
(Latest Update February 2, 2013)

A group of Thai senators visited Thanalaeng station in Vientiane yesterday during a mission to learn about the Lao government's plans to develop the country's rail network.

The group's visit signals Thailand's intention to cooperate with Laos in railway development, in a bid to increase connectivity between the neighbouring countries prior to the Asean Economic Community coming into effect in 2015.


A Thai train carrying a group of Thai senators arrives at Thanalaeng station in Vientiane.

Thailand plans to build a high speed rail link from Bamgkok to Nong Khai province to connect with the Lao railway at the border. This railway would connect with another planned high speed railway running from Vientiane to the Chinese border.

China has vowed to cooperate with the Lao and Thai governments to build the Vientiane-China railway, which is an important section of the Kumming-Singapore rail link.

Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport's Lao Railway Authority, Mr Sonesack N. Nhansana, greeted the Chairman of the Thai Parliament's Sub-Committee on Railways, Mr Jaturong Teerakanok, and his delegation on their arrival at the Thai government funded station.

Speaking at a meeting with Lao officials, Mr Jaturong said railway development plays a significant role in regional connectivity and as a representative of Thai senators he wanted to learn about the Lao government's policy on railway development.

Mr Sonesack said a feasibility study of the 417km high speed railway from Vientiane to the Chinese border was completed in 2012. “Lao and Chinese officials are now discussing funding for the project,” he said.

Another of the rail links planned is a 220km high speed railway running from Savannakhet province to the Vietnamese border at Laobao. Malaysia's Giant Consolidated Limited is the project investor.

“The investor is now conducting a survey and design of the railway,” Mr Sonesack said.

The government has also given the green light for a Korean company to conduct a pre-feasibility study of a railway from Thakhek in Khammuan province to Pakxe and on to Vangtao at the Lao-Thai border in Champassak province. Mr Sonesack said that at present, Laos' only railway is a 3.5km long track from the middle of the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge to Thanalaeng station. The project was funded by the Thai government.

Last June the Thai government approved another grant and loan of 1.65 billion baht to carry out the second phase of the Lao-Thai railway connection project, which includes the construction of freight facilities.

The upgrade of communication facilities at Thanalaeng station and an extension of the railway from Thanalaeng to a station in Khamsavad village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane, are also components of the second phase of the project.

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Laos, Thailand discuss railway links
Source: KPL Lao News Agency
By Malayluck
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

(KPL) Laos and Thailand met in Vientiane last Friday discussed the construction of railway linking from Thanaleng to the Vientiane Capital.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Head of the Lao Railways Authority, Mr. Sonsack Nayansana and President of Thai Railway Subcommittee, Mr. Chaturong Tilakanok and officials of both sides.
Two sides also discussed a high speed railway on the Eastern part of Savannakhet linking to Lao Bao border and high speed railway from the southern part of China to Luang Prabang and Vientiane provinces.

The Lao-Thai railway construction project phase II, which Lao government has received 1,650 million baht or around 400 billion kip loan from Thailand is now under preparation for bidding and contracting company for the construction.
The first step of phase II worth 652 million baht or 169 billion kip will be spent on the construction of a yard to accommodate containers and lifting facilities, and telecommunication system at Thanaleng station, which is expected to begin at the end of this year.
The second is to continue constructing a 9-km railway connecting from Thanaleng station to Vientiane Capital station (Khamsavad village), which expected to be completed by 2015.

Laos plans to invest US$7 billion in constructing a freight and passenger rail from Kunming, the capital of China’s Yunnan province, passing Vientiane to Thailand.

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Planning to construct the railway bridge in parallel with the existing the 1st Friendship Bridge to allow the separated traffic flow without causing the interruption
Source: KPL Lao News Agency
Thursday, February 7, 2013
http://www.kpl.net.la/lao/Newspaper/2013/feb/7.pdf
 

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Do we know exactly where this second "parallel" bridge will be located?
Same question about the location of the future "high speed" stations in Vientiane, and how all this stuff will connect?

Do anyone know where i could find a detailed map of Vientiane+subburs showing precisely where the raillway will pass?
 

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Preferably the western section of the existing First Friendship Bridge ...

For the case of Tha nalaeng station, use Google Map and type "Dongphosy, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos"

Here is the design of Vientiane Railway station

Frontal path and road access

Vientiane station building

Vientiane station building and platform

Vientiane station Platforms

Vientiane station Hall
A few days ago, I have been to Architect'56 at Challenger Hall, Mueang Thong Thani and learning that SQ Architectures & Planners Co. Ltd is the one who design Vientiane station building before giving the output to TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co., Ltd.
 
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