High speed rail from Bangkok to Rayong
Thailand has approved plan for a high-speed railway to connect Don Mueang airport to Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan and U-tapao Airport in Rayong. The project has been fast-tracked by the government to boost economic development in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The 200-billion-baht megaproject involves constructing railways along the present Airport Rail Link network, which stretches from Phaya Thai to Suvarnabhumi. The entire route will be about 220 kilometres long and reach a maximum speed of 250km per hour.
The route comprises nine high-speed stations: Don Mueang, Bang Sue, Makkasan, Suvarnabhumi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Sri Racha, Pattaya and U-tapao.