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The line will extend from Rayong province, via Chanthaburi, to Trat on Thailand’s southeastern border with Cambodia, and will offer speeds of up to 250km/h.
The study is intended to advise SRT in the planning of a public-private investment plan in 2022 before tendering for construction of the line begins in 2024.
SRT has three options for investment:
The extension will connect to Phase I, which will link the three airports of Bangkok Don Muang, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Rayong U-Tapao International, and is currently expected to open in 2023.
The extension is intended to improve the speed and capacity of rail links in eastern Thailand, promoting tourism and promoting rail freight in the eastern provinces.
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