Chiang Mai light rail transit

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Chiang Mai light rail transit
Overview
LocaleChiang Mai, Thailand
Transit typeLight rail
Number of lines3
Operation
Operation will start2027[1]
Technical
System length35 km (21.7 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 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.[2] 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.[2]

Lines

Three lines are planned, with a total length of 35 km (21.7 mi).[3]

Red Line

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.

Code Station Name Transfers Location
English Thai Subdistrict District
x Nakornping Hospital โรงพยาบาลนครพิงค์ Don Kaeo Mae Rim
x 700th Anniversary Stadium สนามกีฬาสมโภช 700 ปี Don Kaeo Mae Rim
x International Exhibition and Convention Centre ศูนย์ประชุมและแสดงสินค้านานาชาติ Chang Phueak Mueang Chiang Mai
x Chiang Mai Rajabhat University มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏเชียงใหม่ Chang Phueak Mueang Chiang Mai
x Chang Phueak Bus Terminal สถานีขนส่งช้างเผือก Si Phum Mueang Chiang Mai
x Chiangmai Ram Hospital โรงพยาบาลเชียงใหม่ ราม Si Phum Mueang Chiang Mai
x Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital โรงพยาบาลมหาราชนครเชียงใหม่ Si Phum Mueang Chiang Mai
x Wattanothai Payap School โรงเรียนวัฒโนทัยพายัพ Haiya Mueang Chiang Mai
x Far Eastern University มหาวิทยาลัยฟาร์อีสเทอร์น Haiya Mueang Chiang Mai
x Chiang Mai International Airport ท่าอากาศยานเชียงใหม่ Suthep Mueang Chiang Mai
x Department of Land Transport Chiang Mai สำนักงานขนส่งจังหวัดเชียงใหม่ Mae Hia Mueang Chiang Mai
x Big C Supercenter Hang Dong ห้างสรรพสินค้าบิ๊กซีหางดง Mae Hia Mueang Chiang Mai

Blue Line

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.

Green Line

The 12 km (7.5 mi) Green Line will run from the city's northeast area and head southward to Chiang Mai airport.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Chiang Mai to Have Light Rail Transit by 2027". Chiang Mai Citylife. 27 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b Jotikasthira, Om (29 July 2018). "Cranking up the train plan". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  3. ^ "MRTA closes in on 2 rail plans". Bangkok Post. 12 September 2018.