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Suvarnabhumi Rail Link To Open August 12

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Rail link 'will start running in December'

Construction of the long-delayed Airport Link is now nearly complete and the first trains will start running in December, State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor Yutthana Thapcharoen said on Thursday.

Work on the 26 billion baht rapid transit system, linking the 28 km between Suvarnabhumi airport and Makkasan train station in Bangkok, is now 98 per cent in done, Mr Yutthana said. Testing was already underway, including safety and train control systems.

Transport Minister Sophon Zaram said he had directed the SRT to speed up the electric train project to ensure it can start operating by December as planned. The SRT was also told to clear up problems with the railway union to prevent any further delay.

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-- Bangkok Post 2009-08-06

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