Hua Hin dual-track rail project to go ahead

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Post by hhinner » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:24 am

Here's a photo of the plan for the Soi 56 area. It seems to show the elevated track merging to ground level, so maybe elevated section is for central HH only. Also shows a U bridge so looks like level crossing at Soi 56 will be gone.
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Post by handdrummer » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:00 am

That would certainly improve the safety factor at Soi 56 and help keep the traffic moving.

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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:37 am

interesting that this thread and the Riviera thread are active at the same time.

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Post by Dannie Boy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:42 pm

I’ve noticed over the past few months that construction of the groundwork for the new rail line has commenced in some areas - I asssume they are doing the “easy” sections first where there are no buildings to demolish or people to evict. I took this photo this morning showing the construction adjacent to the existing single line track in the area close to the Energy Project.

I hope that it gets finished on time so that there is an alternative option for travel to/from Bangkok
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Yes, a lot of similar scenes in Hua Hin as well.
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Post by usual suspect » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:36 pm

The photo from Dannie Boy shows work progressing with the usual machines required for road-building...
..But opposite the back entrance to MV they've now got tracked cranes, & some sort of on-site machinery..?

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Post by buksida » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:30 pm

Kind of related to the railway development ...

B200bn Southern Corridor plan gets nod

The cabinet has approved in principle the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC), a scheme to link the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Thailand and countries along the Indian Ocean rim.

The SEC is estimated to cost at least 200 billion baht, which will mostly be spent on transport links in four provinces, namely Chumphon, Ranong, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, according to Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

Mr Somkid stated that the provinces were chosen first because they complement each other in terms of their location.

"The South is the most fertile region but has low GDP per head due to scattered, non-unified development which lacked strategic planning in the past," he added.

Under the scheme, the two coasts will be connected by a new railway running from Nakhon Pathom, Hua Hin and Prachuap Khiri Khan to Chumphon, which will be completed in 2020. The government also plans to add a route to Ranong, where plans are in action to make it a hub for ocean transit links with the Bay of Bengal. ... n-gets-nod
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