High-speed to Hua Hin (and beyond)

The Dubai mega project coming to Langkawi, Melaka propose a rail tunnel to Sumatra, Jurong Lake District integrated tourism development, and more construction and transport news in Southeast Asia.

There have been news reports over the last few weeks that Malaysia is considering a study for a KL-Bangkok high-speed railway. Never mind the fact that they have recently abandoned a more feasible KL-Singapore HSR. Now the government is considering both railway projects again.

The KL-Bangkok line would be about 1500km, which is an ambitious project for this part of the world. It looks more doable if it is done in segments over time. Thailand has been considering a Bangkok-Surat Thani HSR, which has since been reduced to a Bangkok-Hua Hin HSR. That would account for 211km of the 1500km journey.

I had lost track if the Hua Hin HSR was still alive as it has been off and on for years. The latest report says that a feasibility study will be released this year.

The week’s articles are for both projects. These are fact sheets where I am compiling news and links as they become known.

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