List of railway lines in Thailand

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Thailand has 4,431 kilometers of meter gauge railway tracks not including mass transit lines in Bangkok. All national rail services are managed by the State Railway of Thailand. The four main lines are the Northern Line, which terminates in Chiang Mai, the Northeastern Line, which terminates at Ubon Ratchathani and the Lao border in Nong Khai Province, the Eastern Line, which terminates at the Cambodian border in Sa Kaeo Province, and the Southern Line, which terminates at the Malaysian border in Yala and Narathiwat Provinces.

Current lines[edit]

There are divided into five regoinal lines:

Description Established Length Stations Gauge
Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani 1930 575 km (357 mi) about 300 Metre gauge
Bangkok-Nong Khai 1958 621 km (386 mi) about 100 Metre gauge
Nong Khai-Thanaleng 2009 6 km (3.7 mi) 2 Metre gauge
Kaeng Khoi-Bua Yai 1967 251 km (156 mi) about 60 Metre gauge
Bangkok-Chiang Mai 1926 661 km (411 mi) about 200 Metre gauge
Ban Dara-Sawankhalok 1910 29 km (18 mi) 3 Metre gauge
Bangkok-Sungai Golok 1921 1,160 km (720 mi) about 450 Metre gauge
Thonburi-Taling Chan 1903 6 km (3.7 mi) 1 Metre gauge
Hat Yai-Padang Besar, Malaysia 1918 45 km (28 mi) 3 Metre gauge
Khao Chum Thong-Nakhon Si Thammarat 1914 35 km (22 mi) 4 Metre gauge
Thung Song-Kantang 1913 93 km (58 mi) 5 Metre gauge
Ban Thung Pho-Khiri Rat Nikhom 1956 31 km (19 mi) 2 Metre gauge
Nong Pla Duk-Nam Tok (Burma Railway) 1944 130 km (81 mi) about 30 Metre gauge
Nong Pla Duk-Suphanburi 1963 78 km (48 mi) 2 Metre gauge
Bangkok-Aranyaprathet 1926 255 km (158 mi) about 100 Metre gauge
Makkasan-Mae Nam 1909 3 km (1.9 mi) 2 Metre gauge
Sam Sen-Phaya Thai (Chitlada Triangular Junction) 1936 3 km (1.9 mi) 2 Metre gauge
Chachoengsao-Ban Phlu Ta Luang 1989 123 km (76 mi) about 20 Metre gauge
Wongwian Yai-Maha Chai (Maeklong Railway) 1904 33 km (21 mi) 18 Metre gauge
Ban Laem-Maeklong (Maeklong Railway) 1905 33 km (21 mi) 15 Metre gauge

Future lines[edit]

Description Length Gauge Start Commission
Den Chai-Chiang Rai 325 km (202 mi) Meter gauge 2014 2017
Ban Phai-Nakhon Phanom 368 km (229 mi) Meter gauge 2015 2018-2019
Khiri Rat Nikhom-Phuket 300 km (190 mi) Meter gauge 2016 2019
Chumphon-Satun  ?? Meter gauge  ??  ??
AranyaprathetPoipet, Cambodia 6 km (3.7 mi) Meter gauge 2013(Fixed) 2015
Nam TokThanbyuzayat, Myanmar (Burma Railway) 285 km (177 mi) Meter gauge  ??(Fixed) 2020

Defunct lines[edit]

Description Established Length Gauge Cancelled
Hat YaiSongkhla 1913 30 km (19 mi) Meter gauge 1978
Nam TokThanbyuzayat, Myanmar (Burma Railway) 1944 285 km (177 mi) Meter gauge  ??
BangkokSamut Prakan (Paknam Railway) 1893 21 km (13 mi) Narrow gauge 1960
Bang PhlatBang Bua Thong (Bang Bua Thong Railway) 1909  ?? Narrow gauge 1943
ChumphonKraburi (Kra Isthmus Railway) 1943 90 km (56 mi) Meter gauge 1945
Bung WaiBan Pho Mun 1930 7 km (4.3 mi) Meter gauge 1954
Nong KhaiTalat Nong Khai 1958 2 km (1.2 mi) Meter gauge 2008
Sungai GolokRantau Panjang 1921 3 km (1.9 mi) Meter gauge  ??
Wongwian YaiPak Khlong San 1904  ?? Meter gauge 1961
AranyaprathetPoipet, Cambodia 1970 6 km (3.7 mi) Meter gauge 1974
Ban Phlu Ta LuangSattahip Port 1989 11 km (6.8 mi) Meter gauge  ??
Tha RueaPhra Phutthabat (Phra Phutthabat Railway) 1902 20 km (12 mi) Narrow gauge 1947
PhetchaburiBang Thalu (Chao Samran beach Railway)  ??  ?? Narrow gauge  ??
Hua WaiTha Tako 1940 53 km (33 mi) Meter gauge 1967

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