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Hua Hin: Traffic woes set to last for months as dual track work continues

 

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As dual railway track work continues in Hua Hin the authorities have met to consider changes to the traffic flow in the Bon Kai, Soi 88 area. 

 

The exact position of pier number 92 has meant that there needs to be a rethink. The support pier is not going where they originally thought it would. 

 

Mayor Noppaporn Wuthikun met with construction company Chino - Thai Engineering and Construction and state railway officials on Thursday. 

 

Various proposals were put forward for rerouting the traffic in the area during the work that looks set to continue for months after Songkran. 

 

The mayor called on the company to make sure there is clear signage and dust dispersion is kept to a minimum as Hua Hin is a tourist resort.

 

Source: TALK News

 

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Traffic at this point has always been very bad...it’s still very bad,not worse just about the same. Four roads converge at the rail tracks and morph into a “semi roundabout”. It’s then every man,woman and child for themselves...same same!

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Do any of you guys know what this dual track is all about? Surely they are not going to spend billions on this raised track and then stick antique, 60 year old trains on them. Right? New train system? High speed trains? Or? 

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There are plenty of alternative routes to use but most Thais are too damn lazy to use them without complaining. Just shut the roads as necessary and get on with the dual tracking as quickly as possible.

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Proper dust dispersion.  What a joke. My wife has a shop just off 94. Everything is covered in dust night and day. She washes down the front of her shop 2 times a day. Parking the bikes there just gets them all dusty within 3 hours. They sometimes run a water truck by to spray water. It is not enough to wash the dust and dirt left by all the construction . Been going on now for a year now. 

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6 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Do any of you guys know what this dual track is all about? Surely they are not going to spend billions on this raised track and then stick antique, 60 year old trains on them. Right? New train system? High speed trains? Or? 

 

On 1/25/2020 at 6:44 PM, rooster59 said:

The exact position of pier number 92 has meant that there needs to be a rethink. The support pier is not going where they originally thought it would

I fear the worst:

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23 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

Do any of you guys know what this dual track is all about? Surely they are not going to spend billions on this raised track and then stick antique, 60 year old trains on them. Right? New train system? High speed trains? Or? 

If it is the same as here in Khon Kaen, with the new dual track carried on a viaduct across the city (including a new station), the same narrow gauge (I meter) tracks carry the same old rolling stock - no HST yet (if ever)! It is all about increasing the speed and frequency of existing services.

Image result for photos of khon kaen train station

 

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38 minutes ago, Burma Bill said:

If it is the same as here in Khon Kaen, with the new dual track carried on a viaduct across the city (including a new station), the same narrow gauge (I meter) tracks carry the same old rolling stock - no HST yet (if ever)! It is all about increasing the speed and frequency of existing services.

Image result for photos of khon kaen train station

 

That is an incredibly sad image. Let's spend billions of baht, and then stick antique railway cars on it. So sad. What does this really say about Thailand, the current administration, and the lack of vision here?

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On 1/26/2020 at 1:26 PM, spidermike007 said:

Do any of you guys know what this dual track is all about? Surely they are not going to spend billions on this raised track and then stick antique, 60 year old trains on them. Right? New train system? High speed trains? Or? 

where are YOU !!! this is Thailand.......!!!!!

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On 1/26/2020 at 1:26 PM, spidermike007 said:

Do any of you guys know what this dual track is all about? Surely they are not going to spend billions on this raised track and then stick antique, 60 year old trains on them. Right? New train system? High speed trains? Or? 

The dual track system is not for 'high speed trains' as such. However, according to the article below, the rolling stock for the new dual track route will be capable of speeds up to 160 km/h and there should be a noticeable reduction in travel times.

 

New double track route

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8 minutes ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

The dual track system is not for 'high speed trains' as such. However, according to the article below, the rolling stock for the new dual track route will be capable of speeds up to 160 km/h and there should be a noticeable reduction in travel times.

 

New double track route

I do not think i would want to be traveling at 160kph in a 60 year old antique railway car. It is time for Thailand to step up their game, and invest in the railways. The money is there, they just have to convince the generals to take less.

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