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Pattaya City to hold second public hearing on monorail project

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1 minute ago, johng said:

Pattaya already has an efficient public transport system,Baht busses,motorcycle taxis and meter taxis who wont use the meter..the "city authorities" would be better off directing time and energy to getting the meters working.

I don't see them as efficient when the roads are choked up most of the time. Baht buses, archaic, taxis, inefficient and mafia controlled. M/C taxis, many refuse to use them but for me they get you short distances quickly if a bit risky. Pattaya needs something to take the cars off the streets. 

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5 minutes ago, johng said:

Pattaya already has an efficient public transport system,Baht busses,motorcycle taxis and meter taxis who wont use the meter..the "city authorities" would be better off directing time and energy to getting the meters working.

That would give the impression there's a will to do that.

Spending a few billion Baht would surely solve the problem via 'natural selection' of transport.

Assuming people can manage to walk a hundred metres or so from the station to their house.

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50 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Assuming people can manage to walk a hundred metres or so from the station to their house.

Little chance of that when u see people double, treble park outside food stalls as they cant be assed to park a few metres down the road.

 

 

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58 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

I don't see them as efficient when the roads are choked up most of the time. Baht buses, archaic, taxis, inefficient and mafia controlled. M/C taxis, many refuse to use them but for me they get you short distances quickly if a bit risky. Pattaya needs something to take the cars off the streets. 

Wishful thinking. The very clean, efficient and expanding MRT, BRT and BTS systems in Bangkok have done nothing to reduce filthy buses and taxis on the clogged roads. Where there's a baht, there's a way. But at least these systems allow those who can afford it or willing to walk to the stations a means of leapfrogging the chaos.

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1 hour ago, johng said:

Pattaya already has an efficient public transport system,Baht busses,motorcycle taxis and meter taxis who wont use the meter..the "city authorities" would be better off directing time and energy to getting the meters working.

Only the police can fix those meters & they're not going to cut off their nose to spite their face.

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Again comment section to this type of article will be inundated by Fossil industry workers, investors, pensioners, taxi drivers, deisel lorry drivers. "Never gonna work, can't be built, too expensive, tailpipe to powerplant. Hasn't been invented, wouldn't work if it was invented" bla bla.. bla bla

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   First meeting in December, second one a long 5 months later, I'll likely be toes up before this project ever gets on track.  Meanwhile, private industry can build a 30 story building in a year.

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

monorail

Leave mo out of monorail..

The no rail project !

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Oh boy, another mega project. 🤑 

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When (if and when ??), the new high speed train is in operation and there is a station at Pattaya redeveloped, then there will need to be a better solution to bringing people to the centre of Pattaya than just baht buses.

Any plan for a Pattaya monorail has to take this into account

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There needs to be a complete rethink - the world changes and in this respect there are 3 specific areas that need to be addressed:

 - A new station for the high speed rail may mean 200-300 people disembarking at any one time. More frequency and ease of not having to use cars should also mean that the expected number of people coming from Bangkok etc. will increase dramatically.

 - The bus station at Pattaya Nua is now getting too overcrowded and access in and out (the buses coming in going via a small soi), means that this has to be redeveloped.

 - The return of tourism after the COVID has died down will mean the return of tour buses clogging up beach road and second road - incompatible with having a tram system running down the middle of these roads.

 

So there needs to comprehensive rethink - an interchange or terminal which could comprise the train station, bus station and coach parking linked to a monorail or other system to get people into the centre.

 

What will be interesting to see from the meeting today is the intended route, last I saw this would also cut straight down walking street, so a lot of redevelopment in that area and disturbance, and possible the return of calls to demolish the sea side of the street.

 

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