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Phuket tram project seeks private sector investment

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Phuket tram project seeks private sector investment

By The Thaiger

 

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(The term ‘tram’ and ‘light rail’ are variously used to describe the new public transport project for Phuket.)

 

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) is now inviting the private sector and local administrative bodies to get behind and invest in a mass-transit project in Phuket. The project is valued around 35 billion baht. The next rounds of talks and presentations are being held in Bangkok this Friday.

 

The main feature is a new 58.5 kilometre long light rail service valued at 34.8 billion baht. The tram route plans to run from Tha Noon in Phang Nga province, across Sarasin Bridge onto Phuket, past the airport, through Phuket Town on the east coast and then finishing at Chalong’s main intersection near the Chalong Circle.

 

The Phuket tram project has been divided into two phases: a 41.7 kilometre section from Phuket airport to Chalong intersection and a second phase, a 16.8 kilometre stretch from Tha Noon in Phang Nga to Muang Mai at the north end of Phuket, linking to the first phase.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/property/phuket-tram-project-seeks-private-sector-investment

 
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Only apply if you have access to tons of purple paint and know how to turn four into six.

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59 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

Only apply if you have access to tons of purple paint and know how to turn four into six.

Don't forget " and those who don't want to see a positive ROI in their lifetime".

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Empty tram ,just what Phuket needs !

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So the traffic is going to be down to single lane? Well, getting the tram will be the only way to get anywhere. That's one way to get people to use it.

 

 

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You can see it now, Thai's driving up the Tram lines to get past you OMB 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

a second phase, a 16.8 kilometre stretch from Tha Noon in Phang Nga to Muang Mai at the north end of Phuket

This part seems liek a complete waste of money.

The first phase might offer some value as there is a lot of tourist traffic going to and coming from the airport, by who the hell do they plan on transporting to and from Phang Nga?

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4 hours ago, steelepulse said:

Don't forget " and those who don't want to see a positive ROI in their lifetime".

 

There's a big ROI with money laundering.  🙂

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I still think it should go Theprasit rd then go the bypass road going to central shopping mall then to Kathu last station near the cart car track just before Patong hill.

then soon as the tunnels ready they can ride straight into Patong.

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