First high speed railway will be launched in Chiang Mai in 3 years


CHIANG MAI, 9 January 2013 The Governor of Chiang Mai said the first high speed railway service in Thailand will be launched between Bangkok and Chiangmai; the project is expected to be completed in 3 years.

According to the report, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has approved the high speed railway project called Northern Land Port, which was presented to her by Chiang Mai Governor Mr. Thanin Supasan.

It is said that the completion of the high speed railway will turn Chiang Mai into a transportation and logistics hub in the Northern region. The rail service is expected to be ready for use no later than 2017.

Other transport facilities such as ring roads and airports will also be improved to accommodate the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.