PM observes New York transportation system

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NEW YORK, 28 September 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has visited New York’s well-known Grand Central Station to observe its transportation system in order to apply it to the Bangkok’s system. 

During her visit to New York for the 67th UN General Assembly, Ms Yingluck also visited other interesting places. In West Manhattan, the PM visited High Line Park, a public park built on a former elevated freight rail line. High Line Park covers 1.6-kilometer distance over New York’s streets.

Afterwards, the premier visited the Grand Central Station to study New York’s effective transportation, security, and city planning system. She also had a chance to converse with one of New York’s famous city planners.

Ms Yingluck said Thailand should be able to apply the good management system in New York to the Bangkok transportation system, while the idea of High Line Park could also be applied to some places in Bangkok.