unique report: A scheduled B21 billion job is anticipated to provide EEC a substantial increase

This Thai-Japanese train job will assist increase travelling choices for individuals, update their lifestyle and promote tourist in the area, stated Junlatep Chitasombuti. (Image by Sonthanaporn Inchan)

The State Train of Thailand (SRT) intends to open services for the 260-kilometre long High-Speed Rail linking 3 airports (Don Mueang – Suvarnabhumi – U-tapao) train by 2023, with ticket costs beginning at 20 baht and including 1.80 baht per kilometre.

The train job, valued at 214 billion baht, becomes part of a strategy to develop links throughout the Eastern Economic Passage (EEC), at first by linking Don Mueang airport in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan and U-tapao airport in Rayong.

The high-speed trains are set to perform at optimal 250km per hour on 1.435-metre basic gauge trains, stated Junlatep Chitasombuti, Superintening Engineer, Track Rehab Centre under the SRT.

” This train job will assist increase travelling choices for individuals, update their lifestyle and promote tourist in the area,” he stated.

The SRT just recently performed public hearings in Chachoengsao to determine regional viewpoint on the job, which will go through the province upon conclusion.

Public issue at the hearing consisted of whether residents would still have the ability to access the path, due to its rates.

Mr Junlatep stated high-speed train running along the exact same path will be used at a various rate, stopping in between cities along the method.

Ticket costs for the City Line will cost 13 baht with add-ons of 2 baht per km and the high-speed rail will cost 20 baht with add-ons 1.80 baht per km.

According to Mr Junlatep, the high-speed trains will take a trip at 160km per hour optimum in the city and 250km per hour optimum in between city.

In addition to the high-speed rail services and City Line trains stopping in between cities, another City Line path taking travelers from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi will likewise run on the trains, MrJunlatep stated.

According to him, the 260km path will take 2 hours to take a trip from Don Mueang to Rayong for all stops and take just one hour for express service operation.

Mr Junlatep stated there will be 10 high-speed trains stops along the path. They are Don Mueang, Bang Sue, Makkasan, Suvarnabhumi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Sri Racha, Pattaya, U-tapao and Rayong.

SRT reports approximate that about 103,920 individuals will utilize the path to take a trip from Don Mueang to Suvarnabhumi daily.

When it comes to the high-speed path from Suvarnabhumi to Rayong, SRT reports quote about 66,000 travelers daily, while anticipating the number to increase to 362,000 by 2072.

The routing systems and services have actually been prepared while thinking about details the SRT collected from its public hearings, such as the conferences kept in Chachoengsao and Chon Buri. The strategies will be sent to the EEC Board, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, for approval.

The EEC is a task executed by the federal government to establish the 3 eastern provinces of Rayong, Chon Buri and Chachoengsao, primarily by increasing gain access to points such as train systems and modernising U-tapao airport.

Mr Junlatep stated that building on the high-speed train connecting Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao’s airports is anticipated to set to start next year.

The path will end service in Rayong. The path will take 5 years to finish. He stated that an action will start in late 2017.

EEC strategies are likewise being performed in Bangkok. According to the SRT, the 1.435 m size of the brand-new trains will make it suitable with Bangkok’s present Airport Rail Link lines.

Extensions that will link the Airport Rail Link to the brand-new train will be built from Phaya Thai-Don Mueang and Lat Krabang-Rayong.

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