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Bangkok launches airport rail link


8/24/2010

Published on Aug 24, 2010

Bangkok’s ‘Airport Link’ officially began operating yesterday, connecting the city’s main hub, Suvarnabhumi Airport, with downtown Bangkok’s Makkasan Station. According to a Bangkok Post report, Thailand’s Transport Minister, Sohpon Zarum, claimed that the trains would carry up to 50,000 passengers, and generate up to THB1 million (US$31,000) in revenue, each day. Express services will run every 15 minutes between 6am and midnight, at a maximum speed of 160kmph.

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