RailThe winning bid will be awarded next January, with the 224-billion-baht project to open end-2023.

Timeline unveiled for Thailand airport rail

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Thailand’s high-speed airport rail is expected to be complete by end-2023. Photo Credit: Songpin/Getty Images
Thailand airport railway timeline

The 224-billion-baht, high-speed airport railway links the three main Bangkok-area airports. Upon its completion, the airport-linking railway will be approximately 220 kilometres-long, with its trains reaching up to 250km/h, according to initial SRT reports. 

The winning bid for Thailand’s high-speed rail project linking airports Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao will be officially awarded next January, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has announced. 

The railway operator’s acting governor Voravuth Mala made the comments Monday (September 24) at a second pre-tender meeting, Bangkok Post reported.

The 224-billion-baht, high-speed airport railway links the three main Bangkok-area airports.

Upon its completion, the airport-linking railway will be approximately 220 kilometres-long, with its trains reaching up to 250km/h, according to initial SRT reports. 

The network will use the current Phaya Thai-Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link's (ARL), with extensions to be built linking Don Mueang and U-Tapao. 

The project is part of the government’s development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), which comprises Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Rayong. 

The railway network must take no more than five years to complete once the contacts have been signed, with the network to be open by the end of 2023.


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