Director-General of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning Chula Sukmanop said on Wednesday that a feasibility study for various possible routes for Thailand’s first high-speed train, connecting Bangkok with Chiang Mai.

Mr. Chula said, for some of the alternative routes, new tracks will be constructed along the whole of existing ones, while some suggested the combination of existing tracks and new tracks.

He reckoned that a conclusion on the choice of the route will be derived within June and the construction will begin by mid-2014 in order for the service to commence around the end of 2019.

-News from NNT