Lower Isaan provinces to be served with double track railway from 2022

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SURIN, 26 June 2015 (NNT) – The double track railway service to the northeastern region of Thailand is expected to commence from 2022 which will help develop Thailand as the logistics hub of ASEAN, an official was quoted in a public forum.

The Vice Governor of Surin Thavorn Kulchoti today presided over the public forum that presented details of the Chira Junction – Ubon Ratchathani double track railroad construction project, allowed the public to voice their opinion.

The project will see the construction of the meter gauge double track railroad that will allow express trains to travel at the speed of 160 kilometres per hour. The project will involve adjustments to the radius of the curves to allow trains to run faster, and the construction of an additional parallel track.

The 309 kilometers railroad section from Chira Junction to Ubon Ratchathani will see the construction of 34 stations throughout the areas of Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin, Sisaket, and Ubon Ratchathani provinces. The project is expected to cause minimal environmental effects as the planned route does not cut through water sources, national parks, or any conservation areas.

Once completed, the line can be further extended to the Thailand – Laos border, creating an international commotion route along the East-West Corridor, which will help boost the development in the economy and encourage international trade. This could help Thailand become the logistics hub of the South East Asian region and improve the livelihood of people in the area.

The project construction is expected to be finished in 2021, while the services are set to commence by 2022.


Source: http://news.thaivisa.com/thailand/lower-isaan-provinces-to-be-served-with-double-track-railway-from-2022/101676/