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KEY RAILWAY PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS AT RWS 2013
|Thailand's 1st high-speed train project set to start in 2014
Thailand expects to break ground for its first high-speed railway at the end of 2014.
The Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima high-speed railway will stop at stations in
Ayutthaya, Saraburi and Pak Chong. With an average speed of 250 km per hour,
the 256-km distance between the capital city and the northeastern province will
be covered in 90 minutes.
|Suzhou Metro Rail System, Jiangsu, China
Suzhou Metro is a rapid transit metro rail system serving the city of Suzhou in the
province of Jiangsu in China. The system will be 140km long when completed. It
will have initially have four lines, of which two (line 1 and line 2) are currently under
construction. Two more lines are planned to be built in future.
Construction on line 2 began in December 2009 and is expected to be completed in
Line 3 will see start of its construction in 2012 and will be operational in 2016. Line
4 will be completed by 2020.
|Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit-Purple Line, Thailand
The Purple Line is a 23km long mass rapid heavy rail system that will connect
Tao Bang Yai in the north-western suburbs of Bangkok in Nonthaburi province
with Tao Poon in Bang Sue.
Currently under construction, the Purple Line is expected to open in 2014. The
Mass Rapid Transit Authority of (MRTA) of Thailand has appointed a special
purpose vehicle known as the Purple Line Project Consultant (PLPC) to manage
and supervise the project completion.The Purple Line will have an initial usage
of 200,000 passengers a day, which is expected to increase to 290,000
passengers a day by 2022.
- Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line, Malaysia
The Sungai Buloh - Kajang (SBK) Line is a 51km long rail line that will connect
Sungai Buloh, north-west of Kuala Lumpur, with Kajang in the south-east, while
passing through the densely populated centre of the federal capital.
Funded by the government, the project witnessed commencement of construction in
April 2012. It is scheduled to be completed in 2016 and commence operations in
|Matara-Kataragama Railway Line, Sri Lanka
Project Length 114.5km Project Route Matara-Beliatta-Habanthota-Kataragama
Owner Ministry of Transport, Sri Lanka Estimated Investment $366m Start of
Construction April 2010 Completion 2015 Project Construction CITIC.
The Matara-Kataragama Railway Line is a 114.5km-long Sri Lankan railway
project. Currently under construction, the project will extend the coastal line from
Matara to Kataragama. It is one of the pilot projects being built under the Mahinda
Chinthnaya, a multi-year policy programme launched by the Sri Lanka
government with the aim of driving the nation's economic growth rate forward.
|North Bengal-Sikkim Railway Link, India
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has begun construction of the North Bengal-Sikkim
Railway Link, a 52.7km stretch of track that will connect Sevoke, North Bengal, to
Rangpo, Sikkim. The line be broad gauge (5ft 6in) and has a roposed 65km/hr
The groundbreaking ceremony for the project – approved in 2008 - was held in
February 2010, and the track is expected to be completed in 2015.
|West Island Line, Hong Kong, Republic of China, Hong Kong
The railway project was officially launched with a ground-breaking ceremony held
in August 2009. It is anticipated to be completed in 2014. The project cost is
estimated at HK$15.4bn ($1.98bn) as per 2008 pricing.
|Ho Chi Minh City Metro, Vietnam
The construction of Metro line 2 began in August 2010 and is planned to be
completed by 2015, with commercial services scheduled to commence in 2016.
The funding is partly from the government and loans from the Overseas
Development Administration, Asian Development Bank and European Investment
|South Island Line (East), Hong Kong
The South Island Line (East) is a proposed 7km-long medium capacity railway line
that will connect the southern district of Hong Kong at South Horizons to the urban
centre at Admiralty Station. The line will be owned and operated by MTR
Estimated to cost $1.28bn, construction of the project is scheduled to start in 2011
and be completed by 2015. It is currently in the final design stage and is in the
procurement process for the Admiralty and Wong Chuk Hang section.
|Hanoi Metro, Vietnam
Hanoi Urban Metro (Hanoi Metro) is a metro rail system that will be developed in
Hanoi, Vietnam, by 2020. The project is part of an integrated development
programme for urban transport in Hanoi and will provide a safe, efficient and
clean urban transportation system. It is the fourth-biggest project in Vietnam to
utilise the Japanese Government’s official development assistance capital.
Don't just take our word for it:
- “The China Railway Summit 2008 will definitely contribute to the acceleration of China’s railway development and be beneficial to both the economy and society” (2008)
---LI Guoyong, Deputy Director-general of Transportation, National Development and Reform Commission, PRC
- “Very well-organized conference with a pleasant atmosphere! I greatly appreciated the good networking platform the conference provided.” (2009)
---Malcolm Gibson, Head of Project Engineering, MTR Corporation Ltd.
- "This excellent international event with its forward-looking topics exceeded my expectations.Such conferences will play a key role in promoting the sound development of the railway industry in Asia." (2011)
---WANG Fuzhang, Party Secretary, Electronic Science and Technology Research Institute, China Academy of Railway Science
- “I appreciate the opportunity to talk railway in China at a well run, preeminent conference to an influential audience.” (2011)
---David KERR, CEO, TOLL Royal Cambodia Railway
- “Again this year, the Railway Summit was both a great platform for the sponsors and networking opportunity for the participants. CDMC always puts on a good show.” (2012)
--- Oravit Hemachudha, Deputy Director General, Traffic and Transportation Department, Bangkok Metropolitan
- ‘Very well designed. Very impressed with the choice of speakers. Very impressive conference with very interesting insights.’
--- Vinay Kumar Singh, Executive Director, Ministry of Railways, India
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