High-speed railway in Thailand approved

Network to connect Thailand with Malaysia and Laos

Construction of a high-speed rail network to connect the regions and cities of Thailand, as well as linking the country with Malaysia and Laos, has been given the green light. 
The seven-year project will see Thailand invest $68 billion in developing the network, which will consist of four lines and 200 high-speed trains running at up to 250km/hour. The network will connect Bangkok with regions in the north, south and east. The travel time between northern Thailand and Bangkok will be cut from 12 hours to four hours.
AFP / TTG Asia
[pictured: Bangkok; courtesy TAT]

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