News: 21 September 2022

Latest Post: The station transfer mess of Bangkok’s rail transit. Dispatches: A tram proposal for Bali, News: Laos plans to link to Cambodia via railroads, and more...

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This is the second post in a series of railway messes in Thailand (the first article was about the mixed-gauge mess). When I was in Bangkok earlier this year I visited the future transfer stations of the expanding transit system. As a public transport advocate, it is disheartening to see these new stations so poorly connected to each other.

Dispatches from Southeast Asia: Ho Chi Minh City

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A tram proposal for Bali, new HCMC airport opening date, and dysfunctional infrastructure as a tourist attraction.


🇧🇳 Brunei

🇰🇭 Cambodia

• We are still waiting for the international rail service between Thailand and Cambodia to begin. Meanwhile in Poipet (on the Cambodian side of the border), the Vishnu roundabout is being rebuilt to accommodate the cross-border railway (via the Southeast Asia Railways group).

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

• It was reported on Laos TV that a feasibility study has been signed for the Savannakhet-Lao Bao Railway. There is no English news link for this yet, but there was a video posted here.

🇲🇾 Malaysia

[Updated: Penang South Islands]

🇵🇭 Philippines

“Hyundai E&C will build a 56-kilometer railway connecting the capital city of Manila to the southern city of Calamba in the next six years, the company said in a statement.”

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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