The government is still moving ahead with building high-speed rail networks running at speeds of 250 kilometres per hour following confusion after Pansak Vinyaratn, chief policy adviser to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, said a switch to medium-speed trains is planned.
Journalists gathers beside the high speed train of the new 2,298-kilometre (1,425-mile) line between Beijing and Guangzhou as it waits to start off in Beijing on December 26, 2012. The opening of this new line means passengers will be whisked from the capital to the southern commercial hub in just eight hours, compared with the 22 hours previously required. AFP Photo
Chula Sukmanop, director-general of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, said 250 km/h is considered high-speed rail, not medium-speed.
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