State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has approved the urgent implementation of projects to develop a double-track railway on five routes totalling 767km after two years of delay.
A vintage steam engine runs through the Hopewell pillars after leaving Hua Lamphong station to Ayutthaya on March 26, 2013. The special train trip was organised to commemorate 116th anniversary of the State Railway of Thailand. Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill
Transport deputy permanent secretary Soithip Trisuddhi, chairman of the SRT's board of directors, said urgent project approval will allow the state-enterprise to build the tracks in parallel with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report being reviewed.
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