Sri Racha-Map Ra Phut double track rail to cost Bt38.5 billion
The double track rail system linking Sri Racha with Map Ta Phut is expected to cost Bt38.5 billion, according to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).
The route, 202 kilometres long, will have 18 stations. It will run through Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Rayong provinces.
It will also be connected with the main transport modes in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and three sea ports, including the Laem Chabang sea port, said the Sri Racha-Map Ta Phut double rail project manager, Somkiat Jang-arun, on Wednesday (November 27). He was speaking at a public hearing on the project arranged by the SRT.
The project, which can boost Thailand's logistics capacity, will be able to serve 2.3 million passengers per year in the first year of operation before rising to 5.9 million per year in 2055.
The line is expected to carry 83 million tonnes of goods per year in the first year of operation before rising to 250 million tonnes in 2055.