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JR East to build train system in Bangkok

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Bangkok already has three excellent but different rail services: Skytrain, MRT and the commuter line to the airport, with the a fourth SRT link in construction. Seems crazy to have 5 different services.

Why don't they expand on those existing lines?

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Because bangkok's govt. is too lazy and slow @ expanding. Japan gets things done, quick. They dont sit w/ their thumbs up their ass all day. I currently live in bkk and bear witness to incompetent thai govt. everyday.

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You can always leave JP......

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Good on ya JR East, but I hope the Bangkok's network doesn't cost as much as it does over here. The basic fare for Tokyo-Odawara one way costs like 1,400 on a weekday? Why are they still charging Bubble-era fares? like, do those train drivers still get paid bubble-era salaries?

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@NeoJamal

The distance between Tokyo and Odawara is approx. 100Km making it 14 yen per Kilo,not that expensive if you think it that way.

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@NeoJamal

Couldn't agree more. Just to go one station (which is less than two minutes in most cases), it's ¥170 on the Toei lines - which are government-owned (and are by and large inferior).

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The distance between Tokyo and Odawara is approx. 100Km making it 14 yen per Kilo,not that expensive if you think it that way.

I might as well take my friend's kei-car econobox with cash price expressway fares.

Couldn't agree more. Just to go one station (which is less than two minutes in most cases), it's ¥170 on the Toei lines - which are government-owned (and are by and large inferior).

The distance between Tokaido-line stations are long. That's why even the local to Atami is bloody fast

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Japanese railway system is definitely the best in the world. Good Luck!

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