It was announced yesterday that work on the Thai- Japan “shinkansen” (Bullet train) could begin as early as 2019.
An upbeat Akhom Termpithayaphaisit, Minister of communications chaired a meeting to announce the launch of the project at the Sofitel Hotel in Bangkok yesterday (November 17).
Officials expect the first phase of the project a line linking Bangkok to Phitsanulok to be operational by 2022.
The first phase has an estimated price tag of 276 billion baht.
The line will eventually run from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and will dramatically reduce journey times.
It was reported that there are currently six planned stations for the line being Bang Sue, Don Meuang, Ayutthaya, Lopburi, Nakorn Sawan and Phitsanulok.
The Japanese ambassador for the project, Shiro Sadoshima stated that the Japanese people are world renowned for their train technology and will train Thai staff to their own high standards noting that the Thai- Japan bullet train would be a model of timekeeping and safety.
It was not mentioned when the overall project was estimated to be complete.
What do you think, would you take a ride on a Thai bullet train?
Source : Dailynews
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