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Electric trains to ‘recover travelers’


The State Train of Thailand wishes to recover consumers from low-priced airline companies with much better trains. (Bangkok Post image)

The State Train of Thailand (SRT) wishes to recover consumers from low-priced airline companies with electrical, air-conditioned trains, the state business stated on Wednesday.

With the general public ending up being progressively brought in to spending plan airline companies which use low-price tickets and much shorter travel times, the SRT is going on the offensive with a proposition to revamp train services to complete much better, acting SRT guv Worawut Mala stated.

A brand-new fleet of modern-looking air-conditioned trains with more comfy seats will change aging diesel-powered trains in taking take travelers to popular traveler provinces.

” Those old trains will be re-deployed on long-haul paths rather,” Mr Worawut stated.

The SRT will establish an electrical system to support the brand-new trains within a 300km-radius of Bangkok.

The very first 3 paths are from the capital to Nakhon Sawan (northern line), Nakhon Ratchasima (northeastern line) and Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin district (southern line).

These 3 provinces are “tactical locations” in the SRT’s advancement strategy and will be the driving force behind the SRT’s taking on spending plan airline companies in regards to the exceptional travel services the brand-new trains will use, Mr Worawut stated.

There will be a 2nd stage task which will extend the electrical train services beyond the 300-km radius locations, Mr Worawut stated.

They consist of 3 rail areas– Nakhon Sawan-Phitsanulok, Nakhon Ratchasima-Khon Kaen and Hua Hin-Surat Thani. The acting SRT guv did not state when the brand-new services would be presented.

Nevertheless, he stated the Red Line electrical train presently under building and construction will connect Bang Take legal action against with Thammasat University’s Rangsit school which travelers might utilize to capture the brand-new trains to the provinces.

Inter-provincial trains are likewise prepared to run westward from Bang Sue station to Salaya and Nakhon Pathom. Towards the South, they will go to Hua Lamphong and Mahachai in Samut Sakhon.

On the other hand, Pattaya will invest more than 70 million baht hiring professionals to create a cable car system.

The goal is for it to work as a light train connecting the resort city to the high-speed train task linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports, deputy Pattaya significant Ronnakit Ekkasing states.

The line will have 9 stations, consisting of Pattaya, however a feeder is required for individuals taking a trip to downtown locations.


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