Bangkok urban rail progress

The Siemens Desiro EMUs are derived from the Class 360/2 design used on Heathrow Connect services in the UK. (Photo: Chanachai Srithepubon)

THAILAND: Test running began on Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport rail link on January 18. Siemens has supplied four Siemens Desiro EMUs for the non-stop Airport Express services on the 28 km standard gauge line, and five three-car units which will operate a commuter service calling at eight intermediate stations.

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