The first high-speed train line to Pattaya is expected to begin by 2018 after the government opens a bid to build the service in September, a senior Transport Ministry official said on Monday.
Chula Sukmanob, director of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, said the Pattaya line would take five years to complete for the one-hour route. It will be followed by trains to Nakhon Ratchasima, Phitsanulok and Hua Hin a year later.
The train will run at 250 kilometres per hour.
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