Khun Tan Tunnel
The Khun Tan Tunnel is 1352.10 metres long, and situated between kilometre 681.57870 and 682.94080citation needed on the Northern line from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, between Mae Tan Noi, Wiang Tan, and Khun Tan stations.1 The tunnel runs under the boundary between Lampang and Lamphun provinces.
Historically the Khun Tan Range was a formidable natural barrier between the Kingdom of Chiangmai and the Central Plain of Siam. The Khun Tan Tunnel was built in 1907 across the southern part of the range and contributed to alleviate the difficulties in communication between the cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The tunnel took eleven years to complete. Construction was disrupted owing to the arrest of the German engineers in World War I.3
- from a list of tunnel data provided by the Information Bureau of the State Railway of Thailand
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- Historical Thai Railroads/SRT News 2003-2006
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