Airport rail link timeline announced (It is set to link (Don Mueang…
Airport rail link timeline announced
the State Railway of Thailand
The contract for the high-speed railway
set to link
will officially be announced
signed by the winning bidder by next January
The railway operator's acting governor
during a second pre-tender meeting
made the comments
comprising representatives from all 31 previously announced firms that purchased bidding documents.
"By that evening [Nov 12], we will have the official list of bidders for the project"
adding that the authority will also find out which firms have decided to group together to make bids.
"So far, we have received over 600 questions from the firms, half of which we have already answered"
"Most of the questions involved some confusion regarding the tender instructions, land acquisition and commercial developments around the route"
the project must first pass an environmental impact assessment (EIA) from the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning before any contract-winner can ink an agreement with the SRT.
which were up for grabs
cost each firm
one million baht to obtain.
The SRT's timeline
for the 224-billion-baht
high-speed airport link states
that tender documents
should be submitted by the firms
on Nov 12
Current plans and contract bidding papers
for a 220-kilometre
250kph railway linking the three main Bangkok-area airports.
according to initial SRT reports.
Upon its completion, the airport-linking railway will be approximately 220km-long, with its trains reaching up to 250kph,
It is set to link
Don Mueang airport to U-tapao airport
through a route
that will also see it stop at Suvarnabhumi
in Samut Prakan
completing the three-airport connection.
will use the current
Phaya Thai-Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link's
will be built to
The acting chief said
the railway network must take no more than five years to complete after the contracts are signed
he expects the network to be open by the end of 2023.
as part of the government's plans
the Eastern Economic Corridor