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10 minutes ago, essox essox said:

are they NOT called TROLLEY BUSES ????!!!

No sorry i wouldn’t call a bus a tram !! I would choose for electrical trams since they are  less wide then your Trolley bus !!!

 

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19 minutes ago, Destiny1990 said:

Yes Electrical trams are the way forward much more practical and environmental friendly and much faster to install and they  can ran easily into Jomtien aswell.

I LOVE you!!

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Transport agency eyes Bt39-billion railway project for Chonburi

By The Nation

 

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The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) has launched a feasibility study on a railway system around Pattaya City, and reckons construction of the Bt39-billion project should begin by 2023. 

 

This development is in line with plans to make Chonburi the hub of the Eastern Economic Corridor and the proposal was received well by investors at a market-sounding meeting last Friday (August 14).

 

The railway project aims to foster connections between neighbouring provinces and help Pattaya become a new centre of prosperity in the East, Roengsak Thongsom, a director at OTP, said. 

 

Meanwhile, real-estate development in the vicinity of the Pattaya high-speed train station will be developed in four phases: the initial phase (2021-2022) which will focus on preparations, short-term (2023-2027) covering 686,000 square metres, middle-term (2028-2032) covering 595,000sqm and long-term (2033-2037) covering 322,000sqm.

 

The development area will be divided into six zones based on the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) guidelines for Chonburi: 

 

Zone 1: MICE City (red) will include commercial areas such as shopping malls, hotels and convention centres to serve tourists and business travellers. 

 

Zone 2: Creativity Economy (blue) aims to promote and support the local economy, trade, investment and integrated services and will comprise offices, retail stores and feeders for passenger transfer. 

 

Zone 3: Park Society (green) will include larger green and recreational areas for tourists who attend workshops or communities. A leisure park will also be built in the area.

 

Zone 4: Active District (purple) will be an integrated commercial development area and include shopping centres, retail shops as well as new businesses like start-ups. It will also include a conference centre. 

 

Zone 5: Liveable City (orange) will include residential areas such as condominiums and housing estates along with recreation areas, markets and green spaces. 

 

Zone 6: Society District (brown) will include supporting services such as medical centres and education centres to help make Pattaya City more attractive. 

 

According to studies, OTP believes that the population in the area will rise by approximately 24,000 people by 2037, with some 10,000 job opportunities created. It also estimates that more than 12,000 passengers per day will use the Pattaya railway by 2037. TOD will also provide six feeder routes covering 57,000 or 60 per cent of Pattaya’s population. 

 

The project of building a secondary public-transport system for the TOD area will take approximately two years and a budget of about Bt1.35 billion. 

 

Infrastructure, such as roads, footpaths and other public areas, will be jointly invested in by the public and private sectors. 

 

OTP estimates that the initial investment for the project will be Bt4.55 billion.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30393329?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

 

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1 hour ago, Destiny1990 said:

No sorry i wouldn’t call a bus a tram !! I would choose for electrical trams since they are  less wide then your Trolley bus !!!

Trams are brilliant. They would be an excellent addition to Pattaya. Do they have them anywhere in Thailand?

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Lots of cities in Europe have electrical trams nowadays and there is a tram plan for Phuket from Pangha and the airport till Phuket Town but it seems stuck in the feasibility study..It certainly better then these bulky elevated monorails.

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5 hours ago, Oldie said:

With all the floods here this needs to be a kind of submarine. 

Underground costs 3 times elevated, which costs 3 times at ground level.

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17 minutes ago, DekDaeng said:

Underground costs 3 times elevated, which costs 3 times at ground level.

At least boat captains will be able to see the train when it floods.  🙂

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6 hours ago, DrTuner said:

Trams are brilliant. They would be an excellent addition to Pattaya. Do they have them anywhere in Thailand?

They are but such is the limited space in Pattaya that a monorail isn't a bad idea, in principle, as it maintains the ground level roads for traffic.

 

Lockdown, though, has obviously upset the applecart and I'm not sure this plan will see fruition by 2024.  The future outlook is so dire and distorted now that it's probably best not to pursue such an extravagant scheme until Pattaya's prospects look more positive.

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11 hours ago, redwood1 said:

Question.....If the monorail is so super-duper why wait till 2024 to build it ??......

Because they have no money now, and its all a dream, it will never happen, a new government will be elected before 2024, and the plans put in the bin... 

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11 hours ago, impulse said:

 

I guess you're not a fan of the MRT, then.  As I recall, it had a lot fewer upsets and delays than the above ground BTS in the 7 years I used it.

 

You make the assumption everyone lives in Bangkok served with choices.... when they decide to up-grade the cattle truck that passes for public transport in my neck of the woods I will make a favourable remark.

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12 hours ago, Oldie said:

Not so long ago they tried a bus system. Perhaps the monorail can use the signs for the bus stops that are often still standing around...

TTBOMK, this is the second aircon bus program they tried as long as I have been in Thailand.  The first one was great -- aircon, comfortable seating -- for almost nothing (I don't remember what we paid).  Baht Bus drivers HATED them and would intentionally slow them down and block them when possible.

 

 

3 hours ago, torturedsole said:

They are but such is the limited space in Pattaya that a monorail isn't a bad idea, in principle, as it maintains the ground level roads for traffic.

 

Have you considered the support structure that is required for a monorail -- as well as the stairs necessary to access?  How do you you think that will affect the space for cars on the road?

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