The government of Thailand plans to connect together the airports of Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao by working on a new rail system.
It has already been 6 years since the Airport Rail Link has introduced a faster way to Suvarnabhumi airport terminal.
The convenience to Book a train in Thailand and getting to a destination not only the airports but in other areas is helpful for travelers either way.
Previously, there were the same ideas to upgrade the Airport Rail Link but the plan was unsuccessful at making progress until the present administration.
There will be two sections of the Phaya Thai-Don Mueang rail route – Bang Sue-Don Mueang airport and Phaya Thai-Bang Sue.
The Phaya Thai-Bang Sue section needs to be built first since the Light Red rail line project connecting Bang Sue to Hua Mak and Bang Sue to Hua Lamphong will also push through.
Phaya Thai station is a good starting point for travelers because of the BTS skytrain that connects Thon Buri and inner Bangkok. When the latest Airport Rail Link is constructed, access will be given to Don Mueang airport too.
The Suvarnabhumi-U-Tapao section of the airport’s Rail link is not a priority for now.
One of the construction challenges that need to be addressed first is the 14km limited construction area of the Bang Sue-Don Mueang section of the Airport Rail Link project.
There are 3 railway projects with that of the Bang Sue station included in the maps. They are as follows:
– Airport Rail Link
– Section of the Red Line which connects Bang Sue and Rangsit
– Thai-Japanese and Thai-Chinese railway development projects
It is difficult and nearly impossible to combine all the latest railways into similar area since there is a limited space for rail route construction.
There are two initial solutions here. First, cancel the Bang Sue-Don Mueang section and have people take the Red Line at the Bang Sue station going to Don Mueang airport. The alternative is sharing rail tracks with Thai-Chinese dual track project which links Nakhon Ratchasima and Bangkok. The SRT is taking into account both but will more likely consider the share track option.