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MRTA approves Phuket tram project study

By The Nation

 

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The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) board on Wednesday approved the findings of a study on Phase 1 development of a tram system in Phuket, said MRTA governor Pakapong Sirikantramas.

 

The first phase, costing Bt35 billion, will run 42 kilometres from Phuket Airport to Chalong intersection.

 

The MRTA will now forward the findings to the transport minister. He added that the findings are expected to be tabled in Cabinet next October.

 

If approved by the Cabinet, the MRTA will call bidding for joint investment in early 2022, with trams expected to start running in 2026.

 

The service will have 21 stations, of which 19 will be at ground level, one at elevated level and one underground. Fares will range between Bt35 and Bt140 per trip. The project is expected to yield returns of 13.11 per cent.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30396561?utm_source=bottom_relate&utm_medium=internal_referral

 

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

The project is expected to yield returns of 13.11 per cent.

I'd love to see the calculations!

 

Looks to me like they've used the TAT statistical team to produce this figure.

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Looking at the magnificent purple tracks it looks like people boarding and getting off the trams will be stepping from or into a traffic lane full of reckless cars and motorbikes. 

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5 minutes ago, Bob12345 said:

There is no added value of a tram over a bus,

 

Fares will range between Bt35 and Bt140 per trip. The project is expected to yield returns of 13.11 per cent.

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