High-speed rail line work begins, closing Pattaya bridge

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An East Pattaya bridge along the Railway Road in East Pattaya, closed for construction, will reopen June 5.

An East Pattaya bridge closed as construction gets underway on a high-speed rail linking three major airports, will reopen June 5.

Not all the traffic lanes of Soi Nernplubwan passing over the railway-parallel road will reopen June 5, as the Provincial Electricity Authority installs power systems to support the high-speed line, but the overpass should fully passable by June 10, the utility said May 27.



The bridge project is the first obvious sign of work on the 3.6-billion-baht high-speed train slated to link Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang international airports, and U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya Airport.

Construction under the direction of Italian Thai Development Co. began April 1 and is scheduled for completion August 31, 2025.


Construction is underway on a high-speed rail project linking Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang international airports, and U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya Airport.
An artist’s conception of the high-speed train.


Not all the traffic lanes of the Soi Nernplabwan passing over the railway-parallel road will reopen June 5, as the Provincial Electricity Authority installs power systems to support the high-speed line.
The project’s current construction leg (left of photo) covers from Pattaya’s railway station to the crossing with Hwy 331, with a budget of 3,603.728 million baht, spanning 220 km, running from April 1, 2021 – August 31, 2025.