Passenger train rolling through Bangkok, Thailand.

PM Prayut inspects northeastern railway upgrade

BANGKOK (NNT) – Caretaker Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today inspected the renovation of the northeastern railroad on the Map Kabao – Thanon Chira Junction section. This double-track railway upgrade is expected to significantly improve the speed of both passenger and freight trains.

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The Prime Minister’s inspection trip started at Hin Lap Railway Station in Saraburi, where he boarded a train to Pha Sadet tunnel, which is one of the tunnel networks running underneath mountains.

State Railway of Thailand Governor Niruj Maneepun said the construction on this section is 97% complete, with civil engineering work expected to be completed next year, enabling the partial opening of the line.

Full story: National News Bureau of Thailand

Reporter: Tanakorn Sangiam,
Rewriter: Thammarat Thadaphrom
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