The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) have said that the dual track railway which is being constructed in Hua Hin is approximately 85 percent complete.
Despite construction being slightly behind schedule, the dual track railway, which is being built by China Railway Signal & Communication Company, should be operational by January 2023.
The SRT has given Hua Hin Today a breakdown on the various stages of the railway which runs to and from the town:
Nakhon Pathom – Hua Hin
The route (officially known as Route 5) has a distance of 169 kilometres (km), with a budget worth 15,718 million Baht.
This route is divided into two stages, the the first being Nakhon Pathom – Nong Pla Lai, which spans a distance of 92km and is 84.89% complete.
The second stage is Nong Pla Lai – Hua Hin, a distance of some 76km and is 83.81% complete. It is this stage which includes the 4km long elevated track that runs through the centre of Hua Hin.