Rail transit, particularly urban rail, can be expected to continue to play an important role in the region. Thailand can be expected to take the lead, but Philippines and Indonesia will possibly be right behind. In Thailand, steady investment is being made both to improve the mainline network and build a metro line in Bangkok. The Philippines has often experienced an on/off relationship with rail, and the country can now boast for the first light rail transit line (LRT) with the Taft Avenue system in Manilla. Singapore has been at the heart of rail development in Southeast Asia for more that 20 years since their north-south and east-west metro lines were opened in the mid 1980s. Recently Singapore introduced its first driverless metro. Malaysia and Indonesia both have substantial plans but fear the slowing down in investment money.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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  • Authors:
    • Powell, J B
  • Publication Date: 2005-2


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  • Accession Number: 00986839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2005 12:00AM