THAI­LAND SLOWS DOWN ITS BUL­LET TRAIN

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In a bid to cut the spi­ralling costs of a project that would see a bul­let train travel be­tween Bangkok and Chi­ang Mai, Thai trans­port of­fi­cials were in­structed by Prime Min­is­ter Prayuth Chan-ocha to lower the train’s max­i­mum speed. Orig­i­nally set to reach 300km/h, the train will in­stead travel at be­tween 180 and 200km/h fol­low­ing the prime min­is­ter’s re­quest, which came within weeks of a study pro­ject­ing the cost of the train at $13.2 bil­lion.

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