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The theme of this edition is ‘Urban Rail Transit’

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Deadline, Notification of paper acceptance, reviewers’ comments.

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Early Bird before 20 Oct 2019

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6th Thailand Rail Academic Symposium / 21-22 November 2019 / Bangkok, Thailand

The Thailand Rail Academic Symposium (TRAS) is the largest rail event addressed to academics and industry in Thailand and sponsored by National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office. The 6th edition of the TRAS 2019 is co-organised by Mahidol University and the Thai Railway Engineering Association and will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 21-22 November 2019.

The theme of the 6th edition of TRAS 2019 is ‘Urban Rail Transit’. The 2-day event will attract both rail academia and industry from Thailand. Moreover, for the first time TRAS opens the call for papers for international academics based outside of Thailand. Academic oral sessions will showcase scientific papers on rail research while industry sessions will welcome policy makers, rail industry and the public. In addition, a rail exhibition will be open to all.

We are looking forward to meeting you at TRAS 2019!


We are looking forward to meeting you at TRAS 2019!

15 Oct 2019 : 5 weeks to #TRAS2019

The 6th edition of TRAS 2019 will start in 5 weeks. The organisers have now received papers from Thai and international authors’ teams and all will be presented at the conference on 21st  and 22nd of November 2019 in Bangkok. The majority of papers focus on urban rail transit issues in Thailand, but the international papers present cases from the UK, China, Japan and Indonesia. The programme of the conference is now being finalised with sessions in English in Day 1 dedicated to urban rail transit in megacities (London and Tokyo), paper presentations and a forum on innovation in rail education. Day 2, with sessions mainly in Thai, will focus on urban rail transit in Thailand (Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phuket and Bangkok), rail transport policy, rail industry as well as paper presentations in English. In addition, two by initiation-only events are planned with a site visit at Sanamchai MRT Station on Day 1 and a conference dinner on Day 2.

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