Thailand Plans Railway Upgrade

Thailand Plans Railway Upgrade
November 11, 2009 11:00 am

Thailand’s Transport Ministry will propose a $44.14bn (THB1.47tr) railway improvement plan to economic ministers shortly, the country’s transport minister has said.

The plan is to upgrade the State Railway of Thailand and its services to meet international standards. Under the plan, THB46bn will be invested in the first stage from 2010 to 2014 to renew the train fleet and improve railway and signalling systems nationwide.

The second stage involves a THB392bn investment to expand its network coverage by 2,651km and another THB323bn to convert the existing single-track lines to dual-track.

The final stage involves a THB708bn investment by the private sector into high-speed trains. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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