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    Construction of the new high-speed rail link from Kumming to Singapore via Laos has stalled for the moment because of funding issues

    Construction of the new high-speed rail link from Kumming to Singapore via Laos has stalled for the moment because of funding issues

    11 July 2016: In 2013 plans for the Pan Asia Railway Network looked set to become an imminent reality with President Xi Jinping announcing that the Chinese state had an ambitious plan…

    Japan has recommended that the construction of the high speed railway line be split into two sections

    Japan has recommended that the construction of the high speed railway line be split into two sections

    23 June 2016: Following a meeting with Tsutomu Shimura, Senior Deputy Director-General for the Railway Bureau, Thailand’s Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith announces that the Japan favours building the proposed 672 km high…

    Bidding for the projects to construct the Orange, Pink and Yellow electric railway lines in Bangkok set to commence in June 2016

    Bidding for the projects to construct the Orange, Pink and Yellow electric railway lines in Bangkok set to commence in June 2016

    25 May 2016: Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak announces that an auction will be held in June 2016 for three major railway construction projects in Bangkok, Thailand. The three lines, known…

    Thai authorities and Chinese government close to agreeing a deal to construct the Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima high speed train line

    Thai authorities and Chinese government close to agreeing a deal to construct the Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima high speed train line

    13 May 2016: Following a meeting with Chinese Authorities in Beijing Thailand’s Transport Minister, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, announced that the deal between the Chinese and Thai government to construct a 254 Km…

    State Railway of Thailand approves plan for 2 new high speed train services

    State Railway of Thailand approves plan for 2 new high speed train services

    Finally, after years of deliberation, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has finally approved plans for two new high speed train services in Thailand. These plans will considered by the…

    Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida receives reassurance from the Thai Government that the new Thai railway projects will go ahead

    Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida receives reassurance from the Thai Government that the new Thai railway projects will go ahead

    Thai Railway News on Monday 2nd May 2016 Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House in Bangkok. Japan has previously committed to two…

    Thai Government set to confirm 7 new intercity railway projects

    Thai Government set to confirm 7 new intercity railway projects

    Thailand’s railway system, whilst charming and functional, is in dire need of reform and upgrade. The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has sadly been in decline for decades due to…

    Funding has been approved for the construction of a third underground railway line in Bangkok

    Funding has been approved for the construction of a third underground railway line in Bangkok

    21st April 2016: At the time of writing Bangkok has a single line on its metro system, which is the Blue Line running from Bang Sue railway station in the…

    Passenger Train Services resume in Cambodia (for 9 days)

    Passenger Train Services resume in Cambodia (for 9 days)

    17th April 2016: For nine days from the 9th April 2016 passenger train services restarted in Cambodia to coincide with the New Year in South East Asia. First Passenger Services…

    Thailand Ends Railway Loan Talks with China

    Thailand Ends Railway Loan Talks with China

    After more than 12 months of talks with China, and a partial agreement for a loan to made for the co-financing of Thailand’s first high speed railway link, Thailand’s PM Prayut…

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