Prachuap Khiri Khan: Feasibility Study and Detailed Design for Double -Track Railway Construction Project (Hua Hin – Prachuap Khirikhan)

The Government of Thailand has approved on July 29, 2014 the investment plan for rail transportation which includes the implementation of total 6 double track projects covering 887 kilometers with a construction budget of 127 billion baht. Improvements will result from doubling the track to be able to operate each direction independently as well as in form of straightening the alignment for higher operating speeds and additional overpasses, underpasses, traffic lights, etc. The overall strategy is to reduce travel times,  increase the capacity for passenger and freight transport as well as increase the safety.


The Hua Hin – Prachuap Khiri Khan Project is one of the six approved projects to be developed according to the strategy of the investment plan by a consultant group including Dorsch Consult Asia to do the feasibility study and detailed design for an approximate distance of 90km including 12 stations.


Hua Hin is a popular beach resort getaway for Bangkok residents. In 1921 the director of the state railway, Prince Purachatra, built the Railway Hotel close to the beach. King Prajadhipok (Rama VII) liked the place so much that he built a summer palace there which was later named Klai Kang Won ("far from worries").  At that time Hua Hin became the first and most popular beach resort in the country.


Hua Hin is located in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. The province is on the coast at one of the narrowest stretches in Thailand, only 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Burmese border. The area has large pineapple and coconut industries, in addition to being popular with tourists. Prachuap Khiri Khan town is 291 km south of Bangkok.

Services

Transport and Infrastructure

Companies

DC Asia

Construction Sum

approx. US$ 280 million

Number of Employees

9

Client

State Railway of Thailand

Project Activities

  • Develop Detailed Design and Tender Documents

Dorsch Consult Asia Co., Ltd provides consulting services for Train Operation (System Operation Plan), Signaling & Telecommunication System, Trackwork and Drainage.
 
The scope of consulting work consists of 3 parts as follows:

Part 1 
Feasibility Study and review of the engineering, economics, social, financial and appropriate investment including study on system operation plan, passenger forecast, investment schemes, route alignments study.
 
Part 2 
Survey and Detailed Design, Cost Estimate and Preparation of Tender Documents including preparing topographic map, cadastral map, land acquisition map, catchment areas, structures obstruction water drainage, level crossing, detailed train operation system, signaling system and telecommunication system detailed design drawings of train system and infrastructure with other types of transportation in order to further use and project implementation plan.
 
Overall building/structure/equipment lists;

  • Earthworks

    • 84 km length

  • Road and Station Access

    • Access road for 12 stations and 1 train stop

  • Railway Structure

    • 36  locations of Reinforced Concrete Slab
    • 7  locations of Prestressed Concrete Box Girder
    • 13  locations of Prestressed Concrete I-Girder
    • 6  locations of Prestressed Concrete U-Girder
    • 3  locations of Through Truss Bridge

  • Building

    • 8 small stations
    • 4 medium stations
    • 1 train stop

 
Criteria design condition for building:

  • Pedestrians – Footpaths, Pedestrians Road Crossing and Building Access Crossing.
  • Buses – Stopping Point and Service Route.
  • Motorcycle – Stopping Point and Pick up/ Drop off Point.
  • Motorcycle Taxi – Parking Point.
  • Bicycle – Parking Point.
  • Taxis – Drop off/ Pick up Point.
  • Private Cars – Drop off/ Pick up Point and Parking Point.
  • Persons with disabilities – Drop off Point, Drop Curbs and Service Walking/ Wheelchair Route.
  • Station amenities – Lighting, Landscaping, Planting, Street Furniture, Sitting area, Toilets, CCTV and etc.
  • Traffic Management

  • Pipe and Drainage

    • 106 points of square box concrete drainage

  • Utilities
  • Trackwork

    • 84 km length

  • Signaling and Telecommunication
  • Overpass and Underpass

    • 7 locations of Overpass
    • 5 locations of U-turn Overpass
    • 36 locations of Underpass Box
    • 6 locations of Railway Bridge
    • 1 location of Pedestrian Bridge (stair and ramp)

Part 3  
Study, Review and Preparation of a report on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) according to the changed forms and items, public relations and people participation
 
Dorsch Consult Asia Co., Ltd provides consulting services for Train Operation (System Operation Plan), Signaling & Telecommunication System, Trackwork and Drainage.

Duration

From 2015 to 2016

Contact

Juergen Supik