World Class Pattaya: State of the art light rail network to meet incoming tourists
Picture: Sophon Cable TV
A deputy Pattaya mayor has said that two companies are tendering plans for a light railway or tram project in the eastern seaboard resort.
The budget could be as much as 70 billion baht.
The plan is to have a state of the art transport system in place to meet the high speed train planned for the Don Muang - Suvarnabhumi - U-Tapao route. This will pass through Pattaya.
Ronnakit Ekkasing said that the new system would reduce pollution and traffic problems.
Tourists arriving by train would be whisked to their destination on the new system, he said.
Surveys are expected to be mounted by the companies from next month.
Pictures on Sophon Cable TV showed an elevated "Pattaya Monorail" idea.
However, they said that there was much opposition to an elevated train plan in the city and it may end up being one that uses existing roads.
The plans are part of ambitious projects to see Pattaya maintain and improve its place as a world class tourist destination.
Source: Sophon Cable TV
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