Chiang Mai light rail transit
|Locale||Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|Transit type||Light rail|
|Number of lines||3|
|Operation will start||2027|
|System length||35 km (21.7 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
The Thai city of Chiang Mai is planning a light rail system, with an aimed 2027 opening. The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) announced that the bidding process for a tram network in Chiang Mai could begin in 2020. The 35 km tramway, both above and below ground, is estimated to cost 86 billion baht. It is projected that the first of three lines could break ground in 2021, and the system could be operational by roughly 2027.
Three lines are planned, with a total length of 35 km (21.7 mi).
The first line to be built, the Red Line will be 12 km (7.5 mi) running from north to south that encompasses the western side of the city.
The 11 km (6.8 mi) Blue Line will run from Chiang Mai Zoo in the west of the municipality to Don Chan district in the south.
The 12 km (7.5 mi) Green Line will run from the city's northeast area and head southward to Chiang Mai airport.
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