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Thailand's first High Speed train: station designs point to the future

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2 hours ago, hotchilli said:

That very much depends on the price of the tickets... most of the poor will stick to 10 in the back of a pick-up & give the train a miss!
10 people sharing the cost of fuel for one pick-up will be a lot cheaper than 10 paying the full train cost !!

They are also building a multi lane hi-speed highway from BKK to Korat which will join in on the Korat bypass road. Supposedly cut the journey to around two hours......good for the pickups.

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Forget all this stuff about high speed trains. Let's get back to airships! 

 

Cheap, safe and reliable transport for the future.

 

Don't trust these high speed land machines in Thailand. No! Safer and better in the sky.

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2 hours ago, dinsdale said:

Money from China. Workers from China. Thailand just another sucker to the most dangerous country in the world. Welcome Thailand to the Chinese debt trap. Won't be long. They'll want the money back. Sorry can't pay. Never mind we'll have the sea port of Sattahip and clear your debt.😎

First, the high speed Chinese train workers have to be certified by Thai slow speed train workers to make sure of their credentials and capabilities. It is reported that the fees for such certification will be very high.

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7 hours ago, johng said:

I wonder if these stations will have wheelchair access and lifts designed in from the beginning..and not poorly implemented afterthought ?

 

I likewise was going to ask... are they going to remember elevators and escalators for the multi-level stations in this fictional project, or it'll be like BTS in BKK where they still don't have them systemwide.

 

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4 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I likewise was going to ask... are they going to remember elevators and escalators for the multi-level stations in this fictional project, or it'll be like BTS in BKK where they still don't have them systemwide.

 

They need to get past the Buddhist mentality that disabled people were bad in their previous life so forget them its karma after all.

All the stations getting the lift treatment dont go to street level so how is that wheel chair friendly? Disabled or the very old are stuck on 1st floor. Is there a plan to add down escalators later? I doubt it

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22 minutes ago, madmen said:

They need to get past the Buddhist mentality that disabled people were bad in their previous life so forget them its karma after all.

All the stations getting the lift treatment dont go to street level so how is that wheel chair friendly? Disabled or the very old are stuck on 1st floor. Is there a plan to add down escalators later? I doubt it

have you never heard of Wheelie Jumping?  Stairdevils?😀

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8 hours ago, Longcut said:

Must be an artist rendition. I don't see any trash thrown on the ground.

That's 'coz they chucked it out the window en route. 😉

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1 hour ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I likewise was going to ask... are they going to remember elevators and escalators for the multi-level stations in this fictional project, or it'll be like BTS in BKK where they still don't have them systemwide.

 

The BTS was a massive cock up on that front.  But to be fair everything built since has lifts as far as I am aware.  All MRT stations have lifts, all purple line stations have lifts, all BTS extensions have lifts, the ARL has lifts at all stations.

 

Not defending them because it was an appalling oversight - many stations didn't even have escalators when it launched - they were added later.  But newer systems are designed with lifts and this will be too.  Of course the pavements are mostly unusable so not sure how disabled people are supposed to get to the lifts, but they are there.

 

 

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As always, so many negative posts from the usual negative posters!

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18 minutes ago, josephbloggs said:

The BTS was a massive cock up on that front.  But to be fair everything built since has lifts as far as I am aware.  All MRT stations have lifts, all purple line stations have lifts, all BTS extensions have lifts, the ARL has lifts at all stations.

 

 

Apparently, the disability activists aren't so enthused about the MRT's accommodations on the new Purple Line...

 

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/bangkok/2018/11/26/disabled-commuters-sue-bangkoks-mrt-for-16-8m-baht/

 

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According to a copy of the suit shared by the group, there are not elevators at each of the 16 stations’ entrances, which are about 200 meters to 350 meters apart. Below them at ground level, sidewalks are not navigable for wheelchairs or those visually impaired, it states. It also alleges that some staircase chair lifts can’t be operated without staff assistance, and onboard wheelchair restraints are not sturdy enough.

 

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6 minutes ago, ianezy0 said:

As always, so many negative posts from the usual negative posters!

 Go rent a wheelchair for the day, and wheel yourself around all day navigating around Pattaya and BKK, meaning traveling on sidewalks, crossing corners, and actually going in and out of businesses and such.   Then report back on the negativity front....

 

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And then of course, there is/was the infamous BTS line extension wheelchair ramp to nowhere!

 

And that's on a recently new-built project -- not the original legacy BTS line that's now many years old.l

 

 

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SAMUT PRAKAN — Less than two weeks after a slew of new BTS stations opened in southeast metro Bangkok, netizens pointed a glaring oversight at one of them – an inaccessible wheelchair access ramp.

 

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand said Wednesday it would investigate why a ramp connects an elevator at the new BTS Sai Luat’s No. exit 2 to absolutely nothing Wednesday, drawing ridicule online.

 

 

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Not known for their movement, I wonder what the Thai idea of "high speed" is? And why does it go to Nakhon Nowhere?... Not the most desirable of destinations

 

I recall being on a station platform in Holland when the TGV came through. I soon found out why that yellow line is 20 foot back from the platform edge. Damn thing came through at full speed and nearly blew me over before the vacuum behind it nearly sucked me off the platform. I can think of better ways of being sucked off and have been in Thailand ever since.

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15 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

Apparently, the disability activists aren't so enthused about the MRT's accommodations on the new Purple Line...

 

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/bangkok/2018/11/26/disabled-commuters-sue-bangkoks-mrt-for-16-8m-baht/

 

 

Like I said, all stations have lifts but the pavements are so awful I am not sure how you are supposed to get to the lifts.  But they do all have lifts on either side of the road.

 

And yes, the ramp to nowhere is an embarrassing joke.

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8 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 Go rent a wheelchair for the day, and wheel yourself around all day navigating around Pattaya and BKK, meaning traveling on sidewalks, crossing corners, and actually going in and out of businesses and such.   Then report back on the negativity front....

 

No argument there. I empathise with you and also families with pushchairs. However, if you are not happy then go somewhere else with a more modern infrastructure.

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