With a total of 221 km and 5 stops, the eastern high-speed railway project connecting Suvarnabhumi, Chonburi and Rayong might cover the shortest distance among the 5 projected routes, but the importance of how it benefits the regions’ local businesses, industry and tourism cannot be overlooked.

The government has planned to build a station in Pattaya, which would be located across the Ambassador Hotel and Ocean Marina Yacht Club. It would also be near the popular Jomtien beach and be connected to the main eastern road - Sukhumvit.

Pattaya is considered to be a Special Administrative Region, where 90% of its revenue comes from tourism alone. Although the region has its own train station, it is not very practical. The total time it would take to travel from Bangkok to Pattaya by train is currently 4 hours. However, once the high-speed rail system is built, it would only take 40 minutes.

The Bangkok-Pattaya-Rayong line will connect 3 main airports: Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U Tapao. It is expected that there will be an average of 13,800 passengers per day.

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