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New dual track train line to slash travel time between Bangkok, Hua Hin and southern Thailand

Thailand’s new dual track train line is set to transform travel between Bangkok, Hua Hin, Chumphon and the deep south.

The new line, which is currently under construction and will replace the existing single track line, will be a boon for business, tourism and will help to reduce travel time for passengers, SRT acting governor Worawut Mala told the media this weekend.

Once all phases are completed, the new dual track will enable passengers to travel from the new Bang Sue station in Bangkok to destinations such as Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Bang Saphan Noi, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Songkhla and then onto Padang Besar on the Malaysian border.

Trains will travel at 160 km/h, meaning passengers leaving Bangkok can be in Hua Hin in just two or three hours, Mr Worawut said, adding that it can often take the best part of four to five hours to complete the same journey by car.

SRT acting governor Worawut Mala
Mr Worawut also said that tourists will be among the biggest beneficiaries of the new train line. He said that foreign tourists account for a whopping 90 percent of passengers travelling by train between Bangkok and Chumphon.

He said that it currently takes around nine hours to travel by train between Bangkok and Chumphon but once the upgrade is completed journey time will be just five hours.

The Nakhon Pathom-Hua Hin and Hua Hin-Prachuap Khiri Khan sections of the upgrade are around 30 percent complete, while the southern phase from Prachuap Khiri Khan-Chumphon is 19 percent complete.

The new dual track between Bangkok and Padang Besar will cost 90 billion baht will be fully operational by 2022.

By 2051, 2.85 million people will be using the new dual track train line, the Nation TV reported.

A new dual track line is also being constructed Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen.

Dual track train line under construction at Soi 94 in Hua Hin
It will be 187 kilometers long and is set to be finished by the end of next year.

The line will run into Khon Kaen – the last 5 kilometers will be elevated (10 meters up) leading to a two story station that will be the biggest and first of its kind in Khon Kaen. Ticket hall will be downstairs with shops and upstairs will be the trains.

Thailand’s new dual track lines will operate from the new Bang Sue Central Station, which is set to open in 2020.

The station, which is located near Bang Sue intersection on Thoet Damri road, will become the hub for Thailand’s new rail infrastructure, including the proposed high speed trains from Bangkok to Nong Khai and Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

The high speed trains is a separate project to the new dual track upgrade.

The station will also be used for the proposed Eastern Economic Corridor high-speed rail line which will link three airports – Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao in Rayong, and which promises travel from Pattaya to Bangkok in less than one hour.

The new station will eventually replace the Hua Lamphong station, which has been Bangkok’s primary train station since it opened in 1916.

The Bang Sue Central Station will be the largest in Southeast Asia when it opens.

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32 comments

  1. Good vlog Jonny yes the train station looks really nice at night during Xmas & new year.i played golf last year opposite the station at the Royal Course. I wondered what the large fence was for on the first hole. Now I know. Thanks mate take care

  2. All the time that has passed since I first saw your vlog….and you STILL have the best, coolest intro of any I have seen. Pure awesomeness Jonny! This was a cool video… getting some of the past history of Thailand yet seeing the future coming at it full speed. It’s amazing what Thailand has done in the last 10 years for transportation. Having seen Thailand in the ’70s, it is a very different country now…. some good, some bad like any other place, but I still think Thailand has some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Take the time to slow down and look around you….. when you get old and naturally silver (!) you can look back and go “Yeah, I remember Thailand when……”

  3. Outstanding vlog mate. I found it very interesting and educational. I’ve never been down to Hua Hin yet, but I look forward to a trip soon. I will share this vlog on my Teacher Thomas Thailand Facebook page, as I think my audience will enjoy it very much. Peace and love TTT

  4. Same deal in the North – Chinese Belt n Road – build a line and get the local people to pay for it. That train that went through looked so slow too – not

  5. nice one Jonny, yes think it look like its going to be like the BTS some direct stops for hotels and shopping centres, thailnad is moving on, easy to get to koh tao where I lived for 5 years and the islands stay safe

  6. spot on for where the train station “may be” looks right, has all the needs, and got to say they have done a lot more work than I would have thought at this stage.

  7. Hi mate good blog I’m planing to move there from chaing mai next year after all the talking to actually see the tracks going down is brilliant cheers

  8. The Chinese are spending billions of dollars from Cambodia to Bangkok To the Malaysian border to run freight trains for their produceApparently two freight lines With the capability to run double Decker containers You should see the work they have done up to khon Kaen and beyond That is a lovely station there 👍🏼🍺

  9. Hi there Johnny, thanks for another great vid, that’s right billions are being spent upgrading the train network apparently high speed from Malaysia through to China.Bang Sue Station to be largest in s e Asia. Lots of talk about keeping
    fares affordable. Stay safe.

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