The additional funds will be allocated as follows:
- Baht 7bn for a depot, a track welding facility and a long-rail and track storage base
- Baht 2bn to lay ballastless rather than ballasted track to reduce long-term maintenance costs on the line, and
- Baht 2.5bn to purchase a fleet of Fuxing high-speed trains from CRRC.
Construction on the project started in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2023, around two years later than originally envisaged.
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