The Bangkok – Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Railway is a proposed standard gauge railway that would run alongside the current meter-gauge railway used by Thailand and Malaysia.
The line would be between 1,400km and 1,500km long and would be able to make the trip in six hours. The line would go via Hat Yai-Padang Besar and Padang Besar-Ipoh.
The railway has been proposed over the years as part of the Kunming-Singapore Railway (SKRL). The Bangkok-KL section would join up with the Singapore-KL HSR, and the Bangkok-Nong Khai and Laos-China Railway.
Proposed HSR will focus only on KL-Singapore route, says Loke – [02/11/23]
“Transport minister Loke Siew Fook says extending the route to Bangkok will incur a much higher capital expenditure.”
Talks to begin soon on HSR link with Thailand – [09/06/22]
KL-Bangkok HSR not a good idea, says expert – [04/03/22]
“Goh Bok Yen said the government should first build the HSR to Singapore and then build the second leg of the service to Bangkok.”
Govt studying viability of KL-Bangkok HSR project – [07/10/21]
“With the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project scrapped, the government is now studying the viability of a Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok link, said economic affairs minister Mustapa Mohamed.”
Muhyiddin floats idea of KL-Bangkok high-speed rail in Parliament – [30/09/21]
“Muhyiddin today suggested extending the network – from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok – during his speech in Parliament, where talks of the railway project revived Tuesday, months after Muhyiddin dumped it because the country could not afford the cost. Ironically, the project is being discussed again mainly due to its potential to improve Malaysia’s economy.”
HSR line should be extended north to Bangkok, suggests Muhyiddin – [30/09/21]
“Former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has suggested that the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project be expanded north to Bangkok.”
Thailand, Malaysia to begin talks on HSR linking Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur: Thai minister – [08/02/17]
“The Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur route would be 1,500km long and would feature as part of a pan-Asia railway network plan that was first proposed by former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad back in 1995. Dr Mahathir’s initial proposal had been to build a rail network that would run all the way from Singapore to the Chinese city of Kunming — passing through Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.”
Bangkok-KL high-speed train under consideration – [23/11/16]
“Thailand and Malaysia will discuss building a 1,400km Bangkok-Kuala Lumpur high-speed railway that will make the trip in six hours, and later connect to China.”
Plans unveiled for Bangkok-KL high-speed rail project – [09/09/16]
“Malaysia has proposed a joint project with Thailand that would link the planned high-speed rail line between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur with the planned high-speed line from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore.”