In October 2023, Lao state media announced the "opening" of Khamsavath train station in Vientiane, which is meant to be the new terminus of trains from Thailand, 8 km closer to the city than the previous railhead at Thanaleng.

However, as of February 2024, all train schedules I can find for the Nong Khai-Vientiane shuttles (the only passenger trains across the border) continue to indicate that they still terminate in Thanaleng. Is Khamsavath actually open yet? And if not, when will it open?

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According to the Man in Seat 61, trains from Thailand are due to being serving the new station in April 2024, date to be confirmed.

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