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Largest train station in Southeast Asia to open in Bangkok

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Largest train station in Southeast Asia to open in Bangkok

 

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A new train station in Bangkok, which when it opens will be the largest in Southeast Asia, is set to transform rail travel in Thailand.

 

Construction of Bang Sue Central Station is now more than 50 percent complete and is on schedule to open in 2020.

 

The station, which is located near Bang Sue intersection on Thoet Damri road, will become the hub for Thailand’s high speed rail links, from Bangkok to Nong Khai and Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

 

It will also be used for the proposed Eastern Economic Corridor high-speed rail line which will link three airports - Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao in Rayong, and which promises travel from Pattaya to Bangkok in less than one hour.

 

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As well accommodating the high speed trains it will also be used for the new electric trains and the older diesel trains used in Thailand, and help to connect the current Airport Rail Link and numerous MRT lines.

 

The new station will eventually replace the Hua Lamphong station, which has been Bangkok’s primary train station since it opened in 1916.

 

NNT reports the Bang Sue Central Station will cover more than 240,000 square meters.

 

However, a recent video by China’s Xinhua news agency put that figure over 300,000 square meters, which would make Bang Sue Central train station the largest in Southeast Asia.

 

 
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Drove past this last week. It really is huge.

 

Wonder what they will do with Hualampong .......... a real landmark. Be a shame to see it go to seed or close.

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I commend Thailand for this project.

 

 

I wish the best of success for it's full completion.

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5 minutes ago, Denim said:

Drove past this last week. It really is huge.

 

Wonder what they will do with Hualampong .......... a real landmark. Be a shame to see it go to seed or close.

I'm sure it was stated that it will become a railway museum. Personally I thought it was already...

 

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51 minutes ago, Denim said:

Drove past this last week. It really is huge.

 

Wonder what they will do with Hualampong .......... a real landmark. Be a shame to see it go to seed or close.

Yes, i also drove past a few times and it is really huge. I am certain that Hua Lamphong will be quietly demolished over time (leaving a small part as some relic to keep the activists quiet) and the land leased out to influential developers. These plans would have been made first  and the decision to build a new station taken later. I do not recall the public being informed of this mega project until a few days ago.

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55 minutes ago, AGareth2 said:

next they will be getting the trains

and then maybe the track

Thais seem to love doing things backwards.

They have set the journey prices already so we can reasonably expect that tickets for the HS trains have already been printed and will go on sale when the new terminal opens. That will avoid the rush when the HS trains start operating around 2050.

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Just guessing, but I imagine it has a parking lot the size of a postage stamp?

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At least it's under construction. Doing better than Bangkok Mall and the F1 track.

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38 minutes ago, connda said:

Just guessing, but I imagine it has a parking lot the size of a postage stamp?

Seems anywhere there's barely ample parking here it's not long before it's chipped away at for food and retail structures.

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2 hours ago, AGareth2 said:

next they will be getting the trains

and then maybe the track

and then the train drivers high on yaba, or lao khao, or those who insist that the brakes failed...

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It is Chinese investment, finally China will take over for unpaid dept like in other countries who lost their properties to China.

 

Recent one is Malaysia, now spending 80% of its tax revenue is for paying loans.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglasbulloch/2018/05/31/while-china-is-facing-its-own-debt-crisis-it-is-also-exacerbating-others/#4ddf2ddf3fc3

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A post containing offensive miss spellings of Thailand's locations has been removed. 

 

Another post containing a disallowed reference to the PM has been removed, keep it up and a warning will be headed your way. 

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2 hours ago, Denim said:

Drove past this last week. It really is huge.

 

Wonder what they will do with Hualampong .......... a real landmark. Be a shame to see it go to seed or close.

If the rest of Bangkok is anything to go by, it’ll be a shopping mall a week after it closes. 

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