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Bangkok Airport Link expansion to Pattaya and Don Mueang to be accelerated

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BANGKOK, 21 September 2011 (NNT) – The Ministry of Transport is pushing for an expansion of Airport rail line with more stations to be added to Don Mueang and from the airport to Pattaya, Chon Buri province.

In opening of the new dimension of the airport rail service, Deputy Transport Minister Mr. Kittisak Hattasongkroh said the existing problem to the service needed to be solved quickly particularly during the peak hours where the number of services were insufficient.

Mr. Kittisak hoped the higher number of trips starting in November would be able to accommodate 140,000 more passengers per month. Other new developments include the expansion of the rail line to Pattaya and Don Mueang and shorter arrival time for the express line from currently due to stop every 30-40 minute to 15 minute.

In addition, Mr. Won Yubamrung, the Assistant to the Secretary of the Transport Minister, who has also been chosen to be Mr. Airport Link said that there would be a 20% discount on ticket price of the City Line for children and the elderly while passengers of the Express Line could buy the ticket at 90 THB per trip. These promotions will last until June next year.

Meanwhile, the entrance and exit areas on the station are expected to get a makeover and the alleged group of taxi drivers who has been accused of being mafia-like will be investigated.

Read more: NNT

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