High-speed rail in Thailand

In October 2010, the Thai parliament decided to continue planning for a high speed rail (HSR) network. Five different lines - which would touch Bangkok - were to be planned. The lines would be able to handle speeds of 250 km/h.

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 (Forecast) Under construction
Phitsanulok-Chiang Mai High-Speed Railway PhitsanulokUttaraditLampangChiang Mai 250 285 Japan Unknown Planning Stage
Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima High-Speed Railway BangkokAyutthayaSaraburiNakhon Ratchasima 250 250 China 2019 (Forecast) In July 2017, the government gave permission for "phase one", of construction "for a four-year plan".[1]
Nakhon Ratchasima-Vientiane Railway Nakhon RatchasimaKhon KaenUdon ThaniNong KhaiVientiane Unknown 380 China Unknown Under construction
Bangkok-Hua Hin High-Speed Railway BangkokNakhon PathomRatchaburiPhetchaburiHua Hin 250 211 Thai privatized Unknown EIA
Bangkok-Rayong High-Speed Railway BangkokChachoengsaoChonburiRayong 250 193.5 Thai privatized By 2023 (Forecast, as of August 2017)[2] EIA


  1. "Thailand approves US$5.2b for delayed China rail project". Channel NewsAsia.
  2. http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1317747/rapid-rail-link-to-rayong-set-for-2023