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A boost for offices and the tourism industry in Phuket – Trams?

By on Jan 28, 2016 in Office

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A light railway system is being looked at being constructed between Phuket International Airport and Chalong intersection. The aim is to boost the country’s tourism in the South and in turn the development of Phuket office space.

The trams would have a speed of 100 km per hour and will have 23 stations along its route. It may have a special lane or it may share lanes with other vehicles. The stations will include Phuket International Airport, Thalang, Koh Kaew and the bus terminal.

A major concern is how to handle how the tram route will effect the 39 intersections and 37 U-turns in the province.  It will need to be decided whether an overpass or tunnel will be built at each crossing or if traffic lights will be used if the tram and vehicles share the road. At the airport and overpass would be built to connect the tram with the airport station. A 150 metre skywalk connecting the station with the terminal would be constructed.

highspeed-rail-x-netThe 150 km railroad linking Surat Thani, Phangnga and Phuket has also come under discussion by the transport permanent secretary.

Source: Bangkok Post 18th January 2016
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