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Skytrain in Chiang Mai

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I think it was last year I read an article on the initial plan. It was to run from the airport to the convention centre, with a spur running East down Huay Kaow towards the railway station and beyond. Anyone have any update on the planning process?

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a pig has just flown past my windowbiggrin.png

Are you sure the pig wasn't in a skytrain carriage?

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I have a nice map, produced in Germany, of Chiang Mai city, showing all the stations. Just two stops from Kad Suan Keow to the Night Market.

The way the traffic is building up and the huge number of condos under construction, it's getting too much like BKK.

Maybe a public bus service as a first step, but the Song Teows do a good job.

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I see some are having a larf. New transport infrastructure was a key part of the planning for the Convention Center. Waiting for someone who knows about this rather than the misinformed little piggies who no doubt live next to the market.

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I see some are having a larf. New transport infrastructure was a key part of the planning for the Convention Center. Waiting for someone who knows about this rather than the misinformed little piggies who no doubt live next to the market.

If you don't read the news you are uninformed, if you do you are missinformed. Oink, oink.

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I see some are having a larf. New transport infrastructure was a key part of the planning for the Convention Center. Waiting for someone who knows about this rather than the misinformed little piggies who no doubt live next to the market.

If you don't read the news you are uninformed, if you do you are missinformed. Oink, oink.

Please share any news you may have on this topic, as I live 4 hrs drive away, hence my question.

ps. I have real little piggies in my garden.

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An amazing map. Even more than one line planned too!

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They are waiting for the Chinese investors ;) I heard they are involved in this in exchange for free rice

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I asked my Thai neighbor about a light rail system for CM and he said it won't get budget approval as CM doesn't have control over these funds. Decisions are made in bkk..

Traffic in the near and far future will become the #1 problem on why foreigners start to choose elsewhere to retire and will see significant # of CM ex-pats moving out of the area.

That's my story and i'm sticking to it...

CB

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I asked my Thai neighbor about a light rail system for CM and he said it won't get budget approval as CM doesn't have control over these funds. Decisions are made in bkk..

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Some might say there is now a good chance the powers that be in BKK will want to invest in CM in the round. I wouldn't write off the possibility at all. Fingers crossed eh?

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I asked my Thai neighbor about a light rail system for CM and he said it won't get budget approval as CM doesn't have control over these funds. Decisions are made in bkk..

Traffic in the near and far future will become the #1 problem on why foreigners start to choose elsewhere to retire and will see significant # of CM ex-pats moving out of the area.

That's my story and i'm sticking to it...

CB

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Do you think the Thai government will care when this exodus begins (began)?

I love the idea of a public transport system for CM, don't get me wrong.

Just won't see it happen in this eon, or the next most likely.

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Rough estimate based on watching them build a Japanese style light rail system in Phoenix, would be 50 million USD per kilometer in Mueang, CNX. Land acquisitions would be a huge cost/issue, relocating/upgrading utility lines also very costly. We started paying Metro Tax for the DC Metro, and it didn't come to our area for 29 years.......I've heard Swampy was 40 years in the making. Even a fixed rail line up and down Hang Dong Rd. would be a major undertaking.

A crackdown on merchants, who refuse to give footpath access would be much more practical/feasible at this point. Gotta start somewhere.

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