Sino-Thai High-speed Rail To Start Operating In Three Years
- Dec 08, 2017-
Thailand is projected to roll out its first high-speed railway built in cooperation with China in three years.
The Sino-Thai express, which will reduce travel time between Kunming in China to Bangkok in Thailand to 24 hours, will operate at up to 180km/h from current 50km/h, charging about 700 yuan per ticket, one-third of air fare.
After the construction of 253-km-long first stage of 4 routes toward Bangkok starting in late December, the new rail will connect the stretch from Kunming by then.
The completed 845 km Sino-Thai railway will not only provide access to the agriculture base in the northeast of Thai and harbor in the south, but also reach Sino-Lao rail at the northeast end and then spread to the whole Southeast Asia in the future.
In pace of the Asian railway establishment, Yunnan province in China will become a transport center to connect the Southeast Asia with China.