PLANS TO BUILD THAILAND-MYANMAR RAIL LINK

TRAINS WILL BE DESIGNED TO TRAVEL AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 250 KILOMETRES PER HOUR, ACCORDING TO STATE RAILWAY OF THAILAND GOVERNOR WUTTHICHART KALAYANMITR.

PLANS TO BUILD THAILAND-MYANMAR RAIL LINK STIR WARTIME MEMORIES

A new museum has also just opened on the site of the original railway in Myanmar's Thanbyuzayat township, and an Anzac Day ceremony is likely to be held nearby in April.
In the postwar decades the 427-kilometre railway emerged as a central place in Australia's memory of the war.
Preliminary work has begun on one of the largest projects, a 427-kilometre railway linking the Lao capital Vientiane to the Chinese border, costing more than $US6 billion ($A8.57 billion).

Bangkok: One in five prisoners of war and forced labourers died on the Thai-Burma railway - one for every sleeper laid.  Seventy years after jungle reclaimed the infamous death railway at the end of World War II,...

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