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The railway network of Thailand is managed and operated by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

Rail transport in Thailand
National railwaySRT
Infrastructure companySRT
Major operatorsBTSC, BEM
System length
Total4,346 kilometres (2,700 mi)
Electrified123.6 km (76.8 mi) (rapid transit)
High-speed0 km (0 mi)
Track gauge
Main1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Metre gauge4,346 kilometres (2,700 mi)
Standard gauge123.6 km (76.8 mi) (rapid transit)
Third rail95 km (59 mi) (BTS Skytrain and MRT (Bangkok))
Overhead line28.6 km (17.8 mi) (Suvarnabhumi Airport Link)
No. tunnels7
Tunnel length3.626 km (2.253 mi)
Longest tunnel1.352 km (0.840 mi) (Khun Tan Tunnel)
Longest bridge0.442 km (0.275 mi) (Rama VI Bridge)
Highest elevation578m (Khun Tan Railway Station)
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Interest in rail transport in Siam can be traced to when King Rama IV was given a gift of a model railway from Queen Victoria in 1855. The first railway line, 20 km in length, named the Paknam Railway between BangkokSamut Prakan began construction in July 1891 under a 50-year concession with a Danish company. Paknam Railway opened in 1894.[1] This railway line was electrified in 1925, made it into the first electric railway service of Southeast Asia. This railway line was decommissioned on 1 January 1959.

Royal State Railways of Siam (RSR) was found in 1890 at the same time with a construction of the Bangkok-Ayutthaya railway (71 km or 44 mi), the first part of the Northern Line, was started in 1891 and opened on 26 March 1895. The Thonburi-Phetchaburi line (150 km or 93 mi), later the Southern Line, opened on 19 June 1903.

The Northern Line was originally built as 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge, but in September 1919 it was decided to standardize on 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge and the Northern Line was regauged during the next ten years. On 1 July 1951, RSR changed its name to the present State Railway of Thailand (SRT).[2]

In 2005 SRT had 4,070 km (2,530 mi) of track, all of it metre gauge. Nearly all is single-track, although some important sections around Bangkok are double or triple-tracked and there are plans to extend this.

On 21 March 2015 Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said that Thailand and China had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in late-2014 on joint railway construction furthering Thailand's seven-year strategy on the development of transportation from 2015-2022. The MoU stipulates that a joint Thai-Chinese 1.435 metre standard-gauge rail network project bear fruit in 2018. Thailand is to be responsible for conducting environmental impact assessments and land expropriations. China is responsible for project design and construction. The project includes four routes: 133 km between Bangkok and Kaeng Khoi; 246.5 km between Kaeng Khoi and Map Ta Phut; 138.5 km between Kaeng Khoi and Nakhon Ratchasima; and 355 km from Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai.[3]


The SRT has long been popularly perceived by the public as inefficient and resistant to change. Trains are usually late, and most of its equipment is old and poorly maintained. The worst financially performing state enterprise, the SRT consistently operates at a loss despite being endowed with large amounts of property and receiving large government budgets; it reported a preliminary loss of 7.58 billion baht in 2010.[4] Recurring government attempts at restructuring and/or privatization throughout the 2000s have always been strongly opposed by the union and have not made any progress.[5][6]

Only two percent or less of Thailand's freight is transported by rail, despite rail being roughly half the cost of road transport and cleaner environmentally.[7][8]


All intercity rail transportation is managed by the State Railway of Thailand, a government agency responsible for rail infrastructure investment as well as freight and passenger services.

In Bangkok, the Skytrain is operated by Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC) under a concession granted by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) but the investment for the structure and system were fully supported by BTSC.

The underground system is operated by Bangkok Metro Company Limited (BMCL), while whole project investments were shared by Mass Rapid Transit Authorities (MRTA) and BMCL, which all civil structures was provided by government sector and the system was provided by private sector (BMCL). The deal of contract between BMCL and MRTA are under the concession agreement for 25 years operation.


Second-class carriage of the State Railway of Thailand at Bangkok railway station
A train belonging to the Northern Line of the State Railway of Thailand en route to Chiang Mai from Bangkok.
A OTOP tourist train belonging to the Southern Line of the State Railway of Thailand
First-class sleeping carriage of State Railway of Thailand at Bangkok railway station
Second-class carriage of the State Railway of Thailand
Second-class sleeping carriage of the State Railway of Thailand
Second-class sleeping carriage of the State Railway of Thailand at Bangkok Railway Station
A passenger car of the Northern Line of the State Railway of Thailand.
The bunk in a passenger car of the Northern Line of the State Railway of Thailand.

Thailand has 4,431 kilometres of metre gauge railway tracks not including mass transit lines in Bangkok. All national rail services are managed by the State Railway of Thailand. The four main lines are the Northern Line, which terminates in Chiang Mai, the Northeastern Line, which terminates at Ubon Ratchathani and the Lao border in Nong Khai Province, the Eastern Line, which terminates at the Cambodian border in Sa Kaeo Province, and the Southern Line, which terminates at the Malaysian border in Songkhla and Narathiwat Provinces.

Current linesEdit

Description Established Length Stations

(including halts)

Gauge Notes
BangkokChiang Mai 1926 661 km (411 mi) 129 Metre gauge
Ban DaraSawankhalok 1910 29 km (18 mi) 3 Metre gauge
BangkokUbon Ratchathani 1930 575 km (357 mi) 71

from Ban Phachi Junction

Metre gauge
BangkokNong Khai 1958 621 km (386 mi) 44

from Thanon Chira Junction

Metre gauge
Nong KhaiThanaleng, Laos 2009 6 km (3.7 mi) 2 Metre gauge
Kaeng KhoiBua Yai 1967 251 km (156 mi) 40 Metre gauge
BangkokTaling Chan 1903 22 km (14 mi) 8 Metre gauge
Thon BuriSu-ngai Kolok 1921 1,144 km (711 mi) 204 Metre gauge
Hat YaiPadang Besar, Malaysia 1918 45 km (28 mi) 4 Metre gauge
Khao Chum ThongNakhon Si Thammarat 1914 35 km (22 mi) 9 Metre gauge
Thung SongKantang 1913 93 km (58 mi) 6 Metre gauge
Ban Thung PhoKhiri Rat Nikhom 1956 31 km (19 mi) 9 Metre gauge
Nong PladukNam Tok Sai Yok Noi (Burma Railway) 1944 130 km (81 mi) 29 Metre gauge
Nong PladukSuphanburi 1963 78 km (48 mi) 7 Metre gauge
BangkokAranyaprathet 1926 255 km (158 mi) 53 Metre gauge
ChachoengsaoBan Phlu Ta Luang 1989 123 km (76 mi) 18 Metre gauge
MakkasanMae Nam 1909 3 km (1.9 mi) 2 Metre gauge Freight only
Chitralada - Urupong (Chitralada Triangular Junction) 1936 3 km (1.9 mi) 2 Metre gauge
Wongwian YaiMahachai (Maeklong Railway) 1904 33 km (21 mi) 18 Metre gauge
Ban LaemMaeklong (Maeklong Railway) 1905 33 km (21 mi) 15 Metre gauge

Future linesEdit

Description Length Gauge Start Commission
Den ChaiChiang Rai 325 km (202 mi) Metre gauge 2014 2023[9]
Ban PhaiNakhon Phanom 368 km (229 mi) Metre gauge 2020 2026[10]
Khiri Rat NikhomPhuket 300 km (190 mi) Metre gauge N/A N/A
ChumphonSatun N/A Metre gauge N/A N/A
AranyaprathetPoipet, Cambodia 6 km (3.7 mi) Metre gauge 2014 2019 [11]
Nam TokThanbyuzayat, Myanmar (Burma Railway) 285 km (177 mi) Metre gauge 2012(planned)TBA(Fixed) 2020
Pak Bara Deep Sea Port–Songkhla 2 Deep Seaport ?? Metre gauge N/A N/A
BangkokChiang Mai 715 km (444 mi) Standard Gauge N/A N/A

Defunct linesEdit

Description Established Length Gauge Closed notes
Hat YaiSongkhla 1913 30 km (19 mi) Metre gauge 1 July 1978 Began operations In 1913. In 1978 the Cabinet has approved the cancellation of Hat YaiSongkhla lines, but preserve the railways. Now are under study to rebuilt again as part of the Surat Thani-Hat Yai-Songkhla double tracking project.
Nam TokThanbyuzayat, Myanmar (Burma Railway) 25 December 1944 285 km (177 mi) Metre gauge ?? Its operations ended after World War II. In 2012 Thailand and Myanmar agreed to fix this line for high-speed rail. Another name of This line is Burma Railway or Death Railway.
BangkokSamut Prakan (Paknam Railway) 11 April 1893 21 km (13 mi) Narrow gauge 1960 It is the first railway in Thailand. Open in 1893, operated by Paknam Railway Co.Ltd. In 1943, It is operated by State Railway of Thailand. In 1960 the cabinet approved the closure of the Paknam Railway to make Rama IV road.
Bang PhlatBang Bua Thong (Bang Bua Thong Railway) 1909 68 km

(42 mi)

Narrow gauge

(75 cm)

ChumphonKraburi (Kra Isthmus Railway) 1943 90 km (56 mi) Metre gauge 1945 Constructed by the Imperial Japanese Army for transport across the Kra Isthmus. Demolished after the Second World War.
Bung WaiBan Pho Mun 1 August 1930 7 km (4.3 mi) Metre gauge 1954 Closed due to inconvenience of transport of goods
Nong Khai–Talat Nong Khai 1958 2 km (1.2 mi) Metre gauge 19 March 2008
Su-ngai KolokRantau Panjang 1921 3 km (1.9 mi) Metre gauge ?? Closed due to increased tensions between SRT and KTM in operating cross-border rail services. There are plans to reopen the line.
Wongwian Yai–Pak Khlong San 1904 ?? Metre gauge 1 January 1961 Closed following Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat's cabinet agreement. Asphalt road paved on top of the existing tracks
Ban Phlu Ta LuangSattahip Port 1989 11 km (6.8 mi) Metre gauge ??
Tha RueaPhra Phutthabat (Phra Phutthabat Railway) 1902 20 km (12 mi) Narrow gauge 1942 Operated by the Tha Ruea Company Limited. Closed due to regular derailments and huge financial losses.
PhetchaburiBang Thalu (Chao Samran beach Railway) 15 April 1921 15 km (9.3 mi) Narrow gauge 31 May 1923 Served as a supply route for King Vajiravudh's residence at Chao Samran Beach. Closed and demolished after relocation of residence to Mrigadayavan Palace
Hua WaiTha Tako 1940 53 km (33 mi) Metre gauge 1967
Wang Kaphi-Wang Kaphi Sugar Mill 1940 8 km (5.0 mi) Narrow gauge ?? Closed due to improved road links to the sugar mill.

Rail links to adjacent countriesEdit

Rail transport in BangkokEdit

In the late 1890s and early 1900s, King Rama V eagerly built a tram network for Bangkok by employing foreign engineers and technicians, especially Danish engineers. In fact, Bangkok had electric trams before Copenhagen. However, due to a lack of interest and maintenance the tram network was completely scrapped in 1968.

Greater Bangkok commuter railEdit

Rapid transit systemsEdit

Bangkok is currently served by three rapid transit systems: the BTS Skytrain, the MRT and the Airport Rail Link. Although proposals for the development of rapid transit in Bangkok had been made since 1975,[13] leading to plans for the failed Lavalin Skytrain, it was only in 1999 that the BTS finally began operation.

The M-Map details plans for additional rapid transit lines in Bankgkok and Metropolitan Region.

In addition to rapid transit and heavy rail lines, there have been proposals for several monorail systems, the most notable being a line linking Chulalongkorn University with Siam Square, to be funded by the BMA. In 2010 Grand Canal Land Company proposed a 600–800 metre line linking its properties on Rama IX Road with the Phra Ram 9 MRT Station, but failed to secure approval.[14][15]

The Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in Bangkok Metropolitan Region has plans for the following rapid transit lines:

Primary lines
Commuter  SRT  Dark Red Line Thammasat–Maha Chai
 SRT  Light Red Line Sala Ya–Taling Chan–Hua Mak
Airport rail link    ARL  Airport Rail Link and extension Phaya Thai–Bang Sue–Don Mueang
Rapid transit  BTS  Light Green Line, extension of the BTS Sukhumvit Line Lam Luk Ka–Saphan Mai–Mo Chit–On Nut–Bearing–Samut Prakan–Bang Pu
 BTS  Dark Green Line, extension of the BTS Silom Line Yot Se–Taksin Bridge–Bang Wa
 MRT  Blue Line, extension of the MRT Blue Line Bang Sue–Tha Phra, Hua Lamphong–Bang Khae–Phutthamonthon Sai 4
 MRT  Purple Line Bang Yai–Rat Burana
 MRT  Orange Line Taling Chan–Min Buri
Feeder lines
Monorail  MRL  Pink Line Khae Rai–Pak Kret–Min Buri
 MRL  Yellow Line Lat Phrao–Samrong
 MRT  Brown Line Khae Rai–Bueng Kum
 MRL  Grey Line Watcharaphon–Rama IX Bridge
 MRL  Light Blue Line Din Daeng–Sathon
AGT  MRL  Gold Line Krung Thonburi–Wat Anongkaram

Development is divided into three stages, in addition to those lines already open or under construction:[16]

overview as of July 2018
In service 110.29 kilometres (68.53 mi) 19.43%
Under construction 184.34 kilometres (114.54 mi) 33.64%
Planned* 567.34 kilometres (352.53 mi) 100.00%

Note: * Exclude BMA Monorail

Rolling stockEdit

State Railway of ThailandEdit

BTS SkytrainEdit

Rolling stock of BTS Skytrain

The BTS Skytrain uses two variations of Electric Multiple Unit rolling stock. All operate on 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) track gauge (standard gauge). All trains have 4 doors on each side per car, an air-conditioning unit, and LCD monitors for public announcement and advertising. The power supply for all trains is at 750 V DC from the third rail.

Bangkok MRTEdit

The MRT Purple Line Train.

The Bangkok MRT consists of two lines: the Blue Line and Purple Line: each train consists of two motor cars and a centre trailer car.[17]

Airport Rail LinkEdit

Rolling stock of SRT Airport Rail Link

Siemens supplied nine Desiro Class 360/2 trainsets. The only significant difference from the UK units is a much larger air-conditioning pod on the roof, providing extra power to cope with the Thai climate. City services is operated by five three-car trains, and the Express services by four trainsets with a fourth car for check-in baggage. The first trains left Germany in September 2007, and testing in Bangkok began in March 2008.[18] On 15 May 2012 the Thai Cabinet approved a budget of 5.2 billion baht for the SRT to order 7 new, 4 car sets of Siemens Desiro rolling stock to be delivered by 2014.[19] However, as of June 2013 no order for new rolling stock had yet been placed. The Ministry of Transport was considering purchasing cheaper Chinese (CNR) or Spanish (CAF) rolling stock which would require changing the Siemens closed signalling system to an open system.[19]



Khun Tan Tunnel, Khun Tan Railway Station
MRT Purple Line under construction in December 2013

Most existing SRT lines use metre gauge, although standard gauge is used on rapid transit lines. As of 2013, approximately 4,346 km (2,700 mi) of track was in use throughout Thailand:

  • 4,346 km (2,700 mi) metre gauge (1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in))
  • 80.55 km (50.05 mi) standard gauge (1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in))

Railway stationsEdit

About 450 stations.[20]


About 1,000 bridges.[21]


There are seven railway tunnels in Thailand, amounting to a total length of 3.63 km (2.26 mi).

Level crossingsEdit

The Thai rail network has 2,624 level crossings nationwide (2016). Many have no crossing barriers, making them frequent sites of accidents.[22]


SRT uses colour light signals and semaphore signal


Mass transit routes in Bangkok are set to be expanded. Excluding the already under construction extensions to the Skytrain, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is planning a northern as well as western expansion of the Skytrain. The central government, through the State Railway of Thailand and Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) are planning to build several new rapid transit routes. In addition, new light rail systems have been proposed for the cities of Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima.[23]

The government is considering a restructuring of the State Railway of Thailand and granting operating concessions to private freight operators. An international rail link has opened to Vientiane in Laos via Nong Khai and the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. The 6 km "missing link" on the Eastern line between Aranyaphratet and Poipet (Cambodia) is also being rebuilt with construction starting in late 2013 for completion in 900 days.[24]

Double trackingEdit

Most of Thailand's roughly 4,000 km rail network is single track. A government initiative to move air and road transport to rail passed a major milestone on 28 December 2017 when the SRT signed nine contracts with private contractors to complete double tracking on 702 km of the SRT network. This phase one of the double-tracking project will cost 69.5 billion baht. The government's aim is to reduce the nation's logistical overhead, some 1.75 trillion baht, by moving air and road freight to rail. Moving a tonne of freight by rail costs 0.93 baht per kilometre compared with 1.72 baht by road. As of the contract signing date, 86 percent of Thailand's freight moves by road and only two percent by rail.

Phase one of the project will see the following five sections of double track laid:

Cabinet approval is expected to allow the signing of contracts for phase two of the double tracking project by March 2018. The second phase will add a second track to 2,217 km of single track over nine rail links at a cost of 398 billion baht. Government plans call for an overall investment of 600 billion baht to create 2,588 km of double tracks.[25][26]

New SRT linesEdit

There are also plans to construct new railway routes:

  • Chiang Rai in the north via Denchai Junction - 326 km, 77 billion baht. This route is currently under EIA evaluation
  • Ban Phai (on the Northeast line) - Roi Et - Mukdahan - Nakhon Phanom - 347 km, 42 billion baht. (Completing public consultations & final route evaluation by Oct 2014)
  • Kanchanaburi - Dewei (Burma): 190 km. Route to be finalised
  • Phuket from Surat Thani
  • Connect the Maeklong railway to main lines

Thailand high-speed railwaysEdit

Thailand high-speed rail
TypeHigh-speed rail
Operator(s)State Railway of Thailand
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed250 km/h (155 mph) max

In October 2010, the Thai parliament approved initial proposals for a high speed rail (HSR) network. Five lines capable of handling 250 km/h speeds would radiate from Bangkok.[27]

In March 2013, the transport minister revealed that only one company would be selected to run all high-speed train routes, scheduled to be operational between 2018 and 2019.[28] The first 86 km section from Bang Sue to Ayuthaya was planned to be tendered in late 2013. However, a seven-month-long political crisis involving the dissolution of parliament and an annulled February 2014 election culminated in a military coup in May 2014. Subsequently, in July 2014 the new military administration deferred all HSR plans until the next civilian government is installed.

Following the military coup of May 2014 and his elevation to the office of prime minister, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha proposed connecting Bangkok to two popular resort cities, Pattaya and Hua Hin, by high-speed rail. The Transport Ministry's Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning had earlier conducted studies on both routes. They assumed that, for the Bangkok-Pattaya line, trains would run through Chachoengsao, Chonburi, and Pattaya, terminating in Rayong, a total distance of 193.5 km. Construction costs were estimated at 152 billion baht with an economic internal rate of return (EIRR) of 13 percent. Construction would take about 54 months. The route to Hua Hin would be 209 km in length with an investment cost of about 98 billion baht and EIRR of 8.1 percent. The office concluded that these routes would be of little interest to private investors due to the high investment required, coupled with a low rate of return.[29]

Bangkok–Chiang Mai ShinkansenEdit

Japan has proposed Shinkansen technology for a high-speed rail link between Bangkok and the northern city of Chiang Mai.

In August 2016, according to the Transport Minister Arkom Termpittayapaisith, Thailand and Japan discussed a high-speed train to link Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Japan agreed to use the Shinkansen as its bullet train model.[30]

In December 2017 Japan reported to Thailand that construction of a Shinkansen-style bullet train between the two cities would cost the Thai government 420 billion baht (US$12.9 billion).[31][32] The line would consist of 300 kph trains traveling between the two cities in 3.5 hours, stopping at 12 stations en route. Fares would start at 80 baht, with a surcharge of 1.5 baht per kilometre. Full fares are expected to be just over 1,000 baht.[31] Reacting to the high cost estimate, the Thai government instructed the Transport Ministry to study the possibility of reducing the train's maximum speed to 180–200 kph in an effort to cut costs.[33]

A feasibility study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in mid-2018 reported that the train as planned would run at a loss. JICA's study projects only 10,000 passengers per day on the route, as opposed to the 30,000 per day forecasted in the original planning proposals. To be profitable from ticket sales would require 50,000 fares per day.[34]

The first phase of the 670 km long Bangkok-Chiang Mai bullet train project is the 380 km Bangkok to Phitsanulok stretch. It is estimated to cost 280 billion baht. Seven stations have been planned for this segment: Bang Sue, Don Mueang, Ayutthaya, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit, and Phitsanulok. To reduce costs, Thai authorities have proposed reducing the number of stations, but JICA has rejected this suggestion on the grounds that it defeats the original purpose of the project.[34] This portion of the route is scheduled to be submitted to the Thai cabinet for financial approval in August 2018.[34] Completion of the entire Bangkok–Chiang Mai line is projected to be 2025.

The Thai government announced in September 2019 that it may cancel three high-speed rail projects after private investors declined to invest. One of the projects is the Bangkok-Chiang Mai route. The cost of the 670 kilometre line is estimated to be 400 billion baht. Japan has turned down the project as a bad investment due to low passenger projections. Two additional routes, Bangkok to Surat Thani and Rayong to Trat are also in jeopardy.[35]

Sino-Thai railwaysEdit

China's dream is to construct a 3,000 km railway from Kunming to Singapore, traversing Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia. That plan is in jeopardy in the near-term.[36]

In November 2014, Thailand and China signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to construct the Thai portion of the transnational railway running from Kunming, China to the Gulf of Thailand. In November 2015, both parties agreed to a division of labour. Under the framework, a joint venture would be set up to run the project. China would conduct feasibility studies, design the system, construct tunnels and bridges, and lay track. Thailand would conduct social and environmental impact studies, expropriate land for construction, handle general civil engineering and power supply, and supply construction materials.

Once built, China would operate and maintain the system for the first three years of operation. Between the third and the seventh years, both countries would share responsibility. Later Thailand would take on responsibility with China as adviser. China would train Thai personnel to operate and maintain the system.

Dual standard-gauge tracks would be laid throughout the project. In Thailand, two routes would diverge at a junction in Kaeng Khoi District in Saraburi Province. One to connect Bangkok to Kaeng Khoi. The other route to connect Kaeng Khoi with Map Ta Phut of Rayong Province. From Kaeng Khoi tracks would lead north to Nakhon Ratchasima and on to Nong Khai Province. Construction would be divided into four sections: Bangkok-Kaeng Khoi, Map Ta Phut-Kaeng Khoi, Kaeng Khoi-Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai.

Construction of Thailand's 873-kilometre-long portion of the railway system started in December 2017.[37][38] It will connect to a 417 km line from Vientiane to the northern Lao border and a 520 km line from the Lao border to Kunming.[39] Both the Thai and Lao portions of the route are on hold due to conflicts with the Chinese over funding and land disbursements.[36]

High-speed routesEdit

High-speed corridor Route Speed (km/h) Length (km) Network Projected operation Status
Bangkok–Phitsanulok high-speed railway BangkokAyutthayaPhitsanulok 250 384 Japan 2021 (est.) Proposed[40]
Phitsanulok–Chiang Mai high-speed railway PhitsanulokUttaraditLampangChiang Mai 250 292 Japan Unknown Proposed[40]
Bangkok–Nakhon Ratchasima high-speed railway BangkokAyutthayaSaraburiNakhon Ratchasima 250 250 China 2023[35] Construction start Sep 2016[41]
Nakhon Ratchasima–Vientiane railway Nakhon RatchasimaKhon KaenUdon ThaniNong KhaiVientiane Unknown 380 China 2025[35] Planning Stage
Bangkok–Hua Hin high-speed railway BangkokNakhon PathomRatchaburiPhetchaburiHua Hin 250 211[42] Thai privatized Unknown EIA awaiting approval[42]
Bangkok–Rayong high-speed railway BangkokChachoengsaoChonburiRayong 250 193.5[42] Thai privatized 2021 (est.) EIA underway[42]

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