Standard gauge line construction to start ‘in September’

With the exception of the airport rail link to Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok, Thailand’s existing network is metre gauge. Some early lines were built to 1 435 mm gauge and converted to 1 000 mm in the 1920s.

THAILAND: A series of meetings between Thai and Chinese government officials on January 20-21 is expected to pave the way for construction of Thailand’s planned 1 435 mm gauge main lines to begin by September.

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