In Phuket International Airport, the reporter recently said that the Light Rail Transit (LRT) operational party is surveying the construction site, under the new railway train route for tourism traffic plan from Phuket  – Surat Thani – Phang Nga  and back to Phuket is under the responsibility of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) acting by Mr. Siriket Athirat, Secretary of the Board of Mass Transit education, the office of Transport and Traffic Policy Planning, and party to attend this surveying.

Ms. Warissa Chaiwong, the director of Traffic environment impact analysis, Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said the construction site of the Light Rail Transit will be separated into 2 phases:

  • First from Phuket International Airport to Chalong area route.
  • Second phase form Airport T-junction to Tha Noon railway station route.

This is in the process of initially verifying real site seeing and will present the first comments to Board of EIA specialist to consider.

The Phuket Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will start from Tha Noon station heading to the north to Chalong five junction (on the East Chao Fa road).

  • It is 60 kilometers total
  • There are 23 stations
  • Budget of 2.4 ten billion baht.
  • This project will start in 2018.
  • Expected to complete in the end of 2020.
  • Official launch in 2021.

Source: http://www.thansettakij.com/content/252003