A plan for a tram in Medan

China-led Jakarta-Bandung rail project stumbles, flying taxis, a new light rail to Suvarnabhumi, and a big plan for electric vehicle charging stations for HCMC.

Greetings from Saigon! I’m back in Vietnam after leaving in a hurry in August last year. The country has now reopened, and it is relatively easy to enter (no quarantine or testing at the airport). I can only get a one month visa though, so I will be packing in as much research for Future Southeast Asia while I am here.

This week I continue the exploration of proposed urban rail transit systems of Southeast Asia. Indonesia is leading the charge with building provincial rail systems, having already built a line in Palembang. Medan might be the next city in Sumatra to get a transit line. In fact, Medan already has an airport rail link, so they already have a record of getting railways built.

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🇰🇭 Cambodia

🇮🇩 Indonesia

🇱🇦 Laos

🇲🇾 Malaysia

🇵🇭 Philippines

🇸🇬 Singapore

🇹🇭 Thailand

“The light rail transit (LRT) project linking Bang Na intersection and Suvarnabhumi airport is expected to break ground in 2025 with the first-phase operation to be launched by 2029, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).”

🇻🇳 Vietnam

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