Thai media has reported that the consultative phase for changes to transport in Pattaya will begin on Monday.
Pattaya’s mayor Sontaya Khunpluem will chair a fact giving, and opinion seeking meeting.
Top of the agenda will be what will be built to meet the three airport high speed train when it is finished in 2023.
Bangkokbiznews have said it will be a monorail. Earlier reports called it a tram. They hope building on the project will start at the end of next year.
They said that it would be built at a cost of between 7 and 8 billion baht and suggested that Chinese investment was being sought.
The media mentioned previous ideas from deputy mayor Manoch Nongyai that suggested the route would comprise 8 kilometers.
They said that the price for passengers on the new “light railway” would be commensurate with existing prices for transport.
It is expected that the “baht buses” or song thaews of Pattaya will have to change their routes.
And it has been proposed that tour buses will – in the future – no longer be allowed to enter the city once the light railway is built.
Source: ThaiVisa & Bangkok Biz News