Trans-Laos railway construction could begin in November

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 27 Oct 2015 12:17
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This is a project I am keen to follow as it will be a game changer for the indo china area and allow the further development of an integrated SG network toward Malaysia.

Trans-Laos railway construction could begin in November

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
According to RGI (Railway Gazette International) of October 2016, pg 09, contracts have been awarded for sections I, II, and III, of the Boten(China)-Vientiane railway. This is a standard gauge line.

The line is 414km long, of which 258.5km are of bridges or tunnels. The line will be suitable for 160km/h for passengers, and 120km/h for freight.

There is a tiny existing metre gauge line from Thailand to the Laos capital.
  WimbledonW Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney
This is a project I am keen to follow as it will be a game changer for the indo china area and allow the further development of an integrated SG network toward Malaysia.

Trans-Laos railway construction could begin in November
bevans
By 2020, the project is almost complete. 70 tunnels. See https://livinginasia.co/vientiane-boten-railway/

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
My understanding this is connection to will continue to Thailand Gulf?
  WimbledonW Chief Train Controller

Location: Sydney
My understanding this is connection to will continue to Thailand Gulf?
Yes, and beyond to Singapore.

There are grand plans to connect  most/all the capitals and major centres of south-east Asia by SG rail. The following link is just part, about 3000km out of 5000km.

See: https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/The-Big-Story/Why-China-is-determined-to-connect-Southeast-Asia-by-rail

See: https://www.asiafundmanagers.com/int/china-belt-and-road/

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