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Chiang Mai Monorail May Be Coming Soon

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It looks like relief is coming for the heavy traffic congestion in Chiang Mai,

Boonlert Buranupakorn, president of Chiang Mai Administrative Organisation has said it will invest over eight billion baht for a high-tech public transportation system. The government has already approved the investment and it is expected the monorail will be up and running within five years.

Each car will be able to take up to 40 people, and there will be three cars for every line. It will travel at around 28 kilometres per hour and will pick up passengers every 500 metres. Each route should take about 30 minutes.

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> Each car will be able to take up to 40 people

So... that's about the capacity of the 'monorail' at the zoo. Or a single city bus that's not even full.

And for that some road space will be sacrificed.

Result: congestion gets worse, not better. And we burn though a nice portion of my tax money.

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> Each car will be able to take up to 40 people

So... that's about the capacity of the 'monorail' at the zoo. Or a single city bus that's not even full.

And for that some road space will be sacrificed.

Result: congestion gets worse, not better. And we burn though a nice portion of my tax money.

Well it will be great for those of us with out vehicles. But for the rest of the people where are they going to park there car. Also stopping every 500 meters plus tuck tuck's stopping here and there and songhtellswai.gif the streets they are on will be a disaster. The Monorail will have to take up one full lane. We can always hope they have enough sense to not use elevated rails,

There will be four different routes city life had a map of them.

I think there is a thread on here that mentioned them and showed the map.

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Will that monorail be built before, after or at the same time as the Pattaya monorail that was announced some light years ago.

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it may happen is the question I think.good idea thou

In my opinion no.

If running at full capacity each route will take 240 passengers. To accomplish that they will have to take up one whole lane. So it is my belief that each lane will handle more than 240 people in what ever mode of transportation they choose to use. In order for it to be affective and maintain it's schedule no other vehicles could be allowed on the lane it is taken up.

Bear in mind that each car would have to be full to get the 240 passengers.

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I read it was a land based monorail, not elevated, doh.

Money has already been allocated for it and apparently 'approved'. There is a map of the 5 lines floating around somewhere, but you cant zoom in on it to see the details - if anyone has a decent link, please post.

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I read it was a land based monorail, not elevated, doh.

Money has already been allocated for it and apparently 'approved'. There is a map of the 5 lines floating around somewhere, but you cant zoom in on it to see the details - if anyone has a decent link, please post.

I know of a government project in Pattaya, and I'm sure there are many like that all over Thailand, for which approval and money allocation has happened about 20 years ago and again at least one more time since then as the first money " got lost " , and where today is still no sign that anything actually gonna happen.

So I wouldn't hold my breath on the basis that money is allocated already.

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5555555555!!! Yeah sure!! IF they could do it, the tuktuk and songteaw mafia would sabotage it constantly.

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I think there is a thread on here that mentioned them and showed the map.

This is on the Chiangmaicitynews website with a map.

http://www.chiangmaicitynews.com/news.php?id=2084

And I believe that it would be great to have it in Chiang Mai. I don't think it will take 1 lane, especially on Huay Kaew Road. That would be too stupid and I am sure they have better idea than that.

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It's been a bit over two weeks since the announcement and in that time no further information was issued.

And no journalist has as much as asked for an image in a higher resolution than 459 x 327 pixels, so people could actually read the text.

Or asked why a city that has proven several times that it is incapable of running a bus service, would be capable of running a monorail.

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the tuktuk and songteaw mafia would sabotage it constantly.

you mean ... gang up ?

nahhhhh ... they wouldnt smile.png

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Alternatively, the tuk tuk and songtaew mafia could have a joint investment for the monorail plan. So they don't lose out either ways;)

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