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Online KiwiCanadian

Hello All
« on: November 19, 2013, 10:56:56 AM »
Hi to everyone here,

I am new to this forum but I also have membership on a couple of other Korat forums as well, I used the same name as one of the others as some of you seem to do here.

Been in Korat 2 1/2 yrs now and plan on spending time between Canada (I just bought a house there) and korat.

There certainly seems more news and traffic on this forum, as I am interested in where the New High speed rail is going!!!!!

Cheers KC
 

sicho

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Re: Hello All
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 11:06:35 AM »
Welcome to KFt!

The high speed railway will be going nowhere. It has little relevance to people in Thailand and the main beneficiary, China, has declined to provide any funds. Passengers aren't safe on the present poorly maintained snail trains so what chance of survival would they have in a high speed crash? The trillions of Baht that would be borrowed for this project would be better spent on ensuring that the present roads and railways were brought up to safe standards and maintained properly.

Does anyone remember the crazy suggestion, complete with artists impression, for an overhead railway down Mitthrapap Road in Korat town? It would need huge car parks at each end and a station every few hundred metres but I don't suppose that the dreamers thought that far.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Hello All
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 11:15:39 AM »
Hi kc welcome.
wonder if the high speed railway will ever happen.

Transport Ministry: 2 trillion baht mega project to go ahead

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Online Taman Tun

Re: Hello All
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 11:22:02 AM »
Welcome KC. It will be interesting to see if the railway gets built. Like Saf I have my doubts. The Chinese might build it in exchange for rice crops but Thailand will be left subsidising a white elephant for many decades.
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Offline takeitor

Re: Hello All
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 11:56:22 AM »
Hi KC, and welcome to the forum

Like some have said already, I think that it is extremely likely that the former "Stonehenge of Bangkok" will be replaced by another unfinished project some time soon.  I can't believe that the line is justifiable in the short, medium or long term...you just have to look at the passenger usage at the moment.  Although the current line is slow, many of the trains are free or extremely cheap for Thais and yet most of the trains still travel half full.  I'm pretty sure it is simply an excuse to buy up land along the way above market value, that is already owned by those making the decisions.

TT seems to be very knowledgeable in the train department - I trust his view more than that of the transport ministry.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Hello All
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 03:14:43 PM »
Hi Kiwi, welcome to the forum!

 :cheers

Quote from: KiwiCanadian
I am new to this forum but I also have membership on a couple of other Korat forums as well, I used the same name as one of the others as some of you seem to do here.


Glad to hear, it's yourself, and not somebody playing this game of impersonation.

And I agree, it's better to use the same nick on forums geographically related. You'll be respected a lot better that way.

The high-speed train?

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Online Baby Farts

Re: Hello All
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 07:19:24 AM »
Welcome to the forum KC  :cheers
 

 



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