Khamsavath Station in Vientiane Capital Ready to Operate Soon

The new railway station is part of an extension of the cross-border Laos-Thailand Railway connecting Thailand’s Nong Khai with Thanaleng Station in Vientiane Capital. The new station at Khamsavath will allow passengers from Thailand to travel by train to inner Vientiane. The project is being ...

Manyphone Vongphachanh

Thailand sends fruit to China using Lao railway

The Laos-China railway has been used for the first time to carry Thai fruit to China, according to a report in Thailand’s The Nation on Monday.Two containers carrying 40 tonnes of durian and one container filled with 20 tonnes of coconuts from Rayong made their ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos-China Railway Asks Govt Permission to Use Foreign Currency

The Laos-China Railway Company (LCRC) asked the government to address a number of pressing issues regarding railway operations, including the sale of train tickets and payment of transportation fees and other expenses in local currency. Due to the continued depreciation of the Lao kip, the ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Rail operator asks for government’s help to resolve problems

The Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. (LCRC) has outlined various problems that the government needs to address in relation to railway operations, with the issues being raised during a visit by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone. The company also asked that the Bank of the ...

Times Reporters

Laos and Thailand to Build New Friendship Bridge for Both Road and Rail

Thailand’s transport minister Saksayam Chidchob says the bridge, estimated to cost around BHT 4 billion (USD 1.2 billion), will most likely be funded by both countries. He added that the design study of the bridge is expected to cost around 140 million baht (USD 4.25 ...

Latsamy Phonevilay

More countries using Laos-China Railway for freight transport

Business operators from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar are now using the Laos-China Railway to import and export goods to and from China and beyond. Thailand recently exported its first shipment of 1,000 tonnes of rice to Chongqing in China using the Laos-China Railway. Shipment ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Nong Khai bridge the final step in China-Laos-Thailand Railway

A meeting was held at Government House on Thursday regarding the Thai-Lao-Chinese Railway plans, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, where they gave the rush order to the SRT to get going on the project right away. The meeting brought together many government bodies ...

Neill Fronde

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns

Officials from China and Laos today marked the official launch of the $5.9 billion railway connecting the two nations, officially completing the first link of a long-envisioned rail line connecting southwest China with Singapore. The project will no doubt bring an economic jolt to Vientiane ...

Sebastian Strangio

Laos' historic passenger train named Lane Xang to arrive on Oct 15

The first passenger train to run on the Laos-China railway, which is scheduled to open on Dec 2, is expected to arrive in Vientiane on Friday (Oct 15). Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh confirmed last week that the Laos-China Railway will open on Dec 2 despite ...

Trains to arrive next month for trial run of Laos-China railway

The Laos-China railway project will bring in locomotives, electric multiple unit (EMU) trains and other equipment to conduct the first trial run of the railway in October. Officials in charge of the project said the project management committee is drafting a memorandum relating to the ...

Phomphong Laoin

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