Bangkok, Thailand – Hearings have been held on a potential railway that will link three airports in Thailand.
The country’s two busiest airports, Don Mueang in northern Bangkok and Suvarnbhumi in southeast Bangkok, could be linked by a high-speed railway with U-Tapao airport in the coastal province of Rayong.
At present Suvarnbhumi airport is linked to downtown Bangkok by the Airport Link which connects to the city’s elevated BTS line and the underground MRT.
Don Mueang airport in the north is relatively isolated and can only be reached by road. U-Tapao airport is 160 kilometres south of Bangkok in Rayong and doesn’t service the same number of passengers as the two Bangkok airports.
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has proposed a 260 kilometre long high-speed railway that will start at Don Mueang airport and run south to Rayong, with eight stations in between.
SRT’s proposal would cost $6 billion.