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Phuket to get its own light rail system?

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Line to connect with Phuket International Airport

As an option being considered to ease traffic congestion on the popular Thai tourist destination of Phuket, the island’s authorities are planning a light rail system.

According to a report in the Bangkok Post, the light rail system comprises 20 stations across its entire 60km length and connects with Phuket International Airport. Development would cost around 24 billion baht (€650 million), Phuket’s governor Nisit Chansomwong was quoted as saying.

The project has already been green-lighted in three public hearings. If the budget for the light rail system’s development is approved it will be completed in 2021.

TTG Asia / Bangkok Post

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