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SRT eyes next stage of EEC train project
« on: August 26, 2020, 03:36:53 PM »

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) hopes to submit plans by next year for the second phase of the high-speed train route in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) that would see it extended to Trat province.
Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the (EEC) Office, on Tuesday gave an update on plans for the second phase of the key infrastructure project at the mobile cabinet meeting in Rayong province.
The SRT is drafting the blueprint for the project and preparing a cost estimate, he said, and hopes to table it for cabinet approval sometime in 2021.
If approved, the SRT would hold bidding in 2024 and it is hoped services can commence in 2028, Mr Kanit told reporters after briefing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the cabinet about the rail route and progress on developing the EEC.
The route, if built, will stretch 190 kilometres from U-Tapao International Airport in Rayong province to Trat province, with a journey time of 64 minutes, Mr Kanit said.