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Pattaya launches study into tram system

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Pattaya launches study into tram system

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PATTAYA:--Pattaya has launched a formal feasibility study of using electric trams as part of the city’s efforts to improve mass transit.

 

Deputy City Manager Sutham Petchket chaired the Jan. 10 meeting of local and regional transportation officials and Sumet Piriyawat of Burapa University’s Engineering Faculty who is working as an advisor on the project to the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand.

 

The go-ahead for the feasibility study was given Dec. 20 and now Pattaya will hold a series of public meetings to gauge the cost, design, environmental impact and operational aspects of a tram system.

 

In June, Thammasat University researchers tested electric tram cars in Pattaya. They ran the rubber-wheeled trollies on four routes from Naklua to Jomtien Beach.

 

Read more: http://www.pattayamail.com/news/pattaya-launches-study-tram-system-241957

 
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How much is this little exercise going to cost, and more importantly how much will these likely lads make out of it

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As worthy as it may be to involve local universities, I wonder if it might be more useful if foreign advisors were sought. More specifically, companies with direct experience of building and/or operating a tram system.

Chinese and Japanese help has been utilised for some of the major rail projects in the country, so there is a precedent. No loss of face to worry about.

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6 minutes ago, champers said:

As worthy as it may be to involve local universities, I wonder if it might be more useful if foreign advisors were sought. More specifically, companies with direct experience of building and/or operating a tram system.

Chinese and Japanese help has been utilised for some of the major rail projects in the country, so there is a precedent. No loss of face to worry about.

Weren't Germany and Italy involved in the Skytrain too?

No shame going to experienced companies,there is zero in Thailand wrt trams.

Pattaya needs something, it is not far from standstill, and a lot of the delays are caused by the baht buses it would replace.  

Not in my lifetime though!

 

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6 minutes ago, hansnl said:

There seems to be nobody interested enough to realise there is a much cheaper solution.

It is called, wait for it, a trolleybus system on a seperate lane where possible and with right of way where it isn't possible to realise seperate lanes.

The overhead wiring plus the lanes are costing half of a tramsystem.

Building the system will cost about a third of the tram, and it is more silent.

There are very long buses available with a capacity of up to 250 passengers.

Is this like in San Fancisco? If not, where, please?

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      A modern tram system need not run on rails, or need wires to make it function. "Trams' will run on existing roads where a series of sensors have been implanted. These sensors steer the trams, no human driver is envisaged in many cases'

      No costly digging up of roads to lay rail tracks. With proper planning the sensors could be laid overnight. The cost saving potentials are enormous.

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whatever project has the biggest trough. :tongue:

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51 minutes ago, hansnl said:

There seems to be nobody interested enough to realise there is a much cheaper solution.

It is called, wait for it, a trolleybus system on a seperate lane where possible and with right of way where it isn't possible to realise seperate lanes.

The overhead wiring plus the lanes are costing half of a tramsystem.

Building the system will cost about a third of the tram, and it is more silent.

There are very long buses available with a capacity of up to 250 passengers.

Got to convince the drivers not to take short cuts though.

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And stop the baht buses parking in the bus lane. 😆😆

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Park and Rides are the only solution.the days of driving  into the city center must end,pattaya is choking to Death..

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