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Old March 24th, 2015, 11:23 PM   #581
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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:35 AM   #582
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Bangkok Mass Transit status
25/03/2015

Current lines : 117.05 km
Under Constructions: 86.8 km

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Light Green line - (22.25 km)
Dark Green line - (14.5 km)
Blue line - (20.8 km)
Airport Rail Link - (28 km)
Light Red line - (15 km)*
Bangkok BRT - (16.5 km)
----------------U/C----------------
Purple line - 98.63% - (23 km)
Blue line extension - 60.19% - (27 km)
Light Green line south extension - 51.51% - (12.8 km)
Dark Red line - 16% - (26 km)
--------------Pending--------------
Light Green line north extension - Signing construction contract on April 3 - (18.4 km)
Airport Rail link extension - Construction Q4 2015 - (21.8 km)
Light/Dark Red line extension - Construction Q4 2015 - (25.5 km)
Dark Red line extension - Construction Q4 2015 - (10 km)
Pink line - Construction Q1 2016 - (36 km)
Yellow line - Construction Q1 2016 - (30.4 km)
Orange line - Construction Q1 2016 - (20 km)
Orange line extension - Construction Q2 2016 - (17.5 km)
Purple line extension - Construction in 2016 - (19.8 km)
Grey line Phase I - Construction in 2016 - (16.25 km)
------------Design-Study----------
Blue line Phuttamonthon Sai 4 extension - (8 km)
Light Green line Bang Pue extension - (7 km)
Light Green line Lam Lukka extension - (6.5 km)
Dark Green line Talling Chan extension - (7 km)
Dark Green line Yotse extension - (1 km)
Light Rail Bang Na - (18.3 km)
Grey line Monorail Phase II - (12.17 km)
Grey line Monorail Phase III - (11.49 km)
Light Red line Salaya extension - (14 km)
Dark Red line Maha Chai extension - (38 km)
Dark Red line Ban Pachi extension - (60 km)
Brown line - (21 km)
Light Blue line - (5.8 km)

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(*: Technically construction of the SRT Light Red line is done 100%, however it is still missing the stretch to Bang Sue Grand Station, which is still U/C,
and setting up of electrification and procurement of electric train, which is in contract 3 of the Dark Red Line. So the Light Red Line will have to wait
for the Dark Red Line to finish construction in 2018 to be fully usable)



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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:37 AM   #583
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This video mesmerized me! How can Bangkok build such a extensive elevated system through such high density areas? Is it above the streets? Isn't the land expensive to buy to build such a system? Also who funds the rail lines? The city,state or National Government?
We in Miami also have a elevated system like Bangkok's though not as extensive. The cost to purchase land is astronomical to build future extensions. A recent 5.63 km extension of our Metrorail system to the Airport cost us $500 Million USD or (16,254,545,801.02 THB)!
Bangkok has a very impressive system!
The thai government provided funds for all civil construction, but some lines are also funded by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Many lines are elevated above the streets, because Bangkok doesn't have available spaces to build a train line on the ground, but they are required to be underground in the inner city area and historical area.

These are price tags for different lines that are under construction and also pending for construction. You can see that the cost are somewhat cheaper
All of them are elevated, except the blue which will have some section underground, which makes it more expensive.

1. Green Line south extension (12.8km) 28 billion baht ($859m)
2. Purple Line (23km) 63 billion baht ($1.9bn)
3. Red Line (26.3km) 77 billion baht ($2.3bn)
4. Blue Line extension (27km) 82 billion baht ($2.5bn)

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Old March 25th, 2015, 12:32 PM   #584
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SRT Dark Red line

Pics by khun Marut. More pics here: SRT Dark Red Line - Part 2

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Update รถไฟฟ้าสายบางซื่อ-รังสิต 21 / 03 / 2558

อีก 1 ช่วง ก็จะวางคานทางวิ่งบนตัวสถานีทุ่งสองห้องแล้วครับ


Viaduct ช่วงที่ 3+1+2 = 66 ช่วงแล้ว




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Old March 25th, 2015, 09:16 PM   #585
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The new Shopping Mall EmQuartier will open its door on Marts 27. This means Phrom Phong BTS station is getting a facelift to fit in with the new district "Em District" in Mid Sukhumvit.

They are still working on it.

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แอบถ่าย Emquartier โค้งสุดท้ายก่อนเปิดห้าง

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พนักงานก็ทำงานกันตลอดเวลา คนใช้btsก็ยืนมุงดูจรงชานชาลา
เป็นที่ชมวิวดีเหมือนกัน555 ลมพัดเย๊นเย็น (สักพักฝนตก - -')

สถานีbts ตกแต่งไปบ้างแล้ว เป็นผนังเพดาน สวยดี





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Old March 25th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #586
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The thai government provided funds for all civil construction, but some lines are also funded by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Many lines are elevated above the streets, because Bangkok doesn't have available spaces to build a train line on the ground, but they are required to be underground in the inner city area and historical area.

These are price tags for different lines that are under construction and also pending for construction. You can see that the cost are somewhat cheaper
All of them are elevated, except the blue which will have some section underground, which makes it more expensive.

1. Green Line south extension (12.8km) 28 billion baht ($859m)
2. Purple Line (23km) 63 billion baht ($1.9bn)
3. Red Line (26.3km) 77 billion baht ($2.3bn)
4. Blue Line extension (27km) 82 billion baht ($2.5bn)

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/...anuary-12-2015
Bangkok is very lucky to have a Federal Government that pays for transit projects. In the US the Federal Government only pays for half the cost with the rest having to be paid by the state & local Governments. The cities have to prove they have a tax or some other funding source locally to operate the system once built otherwise they deny monies for transit projects.
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Bangkok is very lucky to have a Federal Government that pays for transit projects. In the US the Federal Government only pays for half the cost with the rest having to be paid by the state & local Governments. The cities have to prove they have a tax or some other funding source locally to operate the system once built otherwise they deny monies for transit projects.

That isn't luck more to do with attitude.

Asians tend to have more of a collective sense of repsonsibility a major problem in one place could eventually cause more problems elsewhere

It is in the best interests of the country and its people especially commuters that such a system exists. It's more the long term benefit such reasoning is behind the HSR system it goes where it's most needed not to places that most afford it.

Urban planning ideally should be systematic and long term.
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BTS Phromphong Station "The Em District"

People lining up for the soft opening of the EmQuartier Mall. Here we can see the skywalk connected to the station.

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khunyingmint เปิดเย็นนี้นะรู้ยัง :-) #emporium #Emquartier #Emdistrict


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BTS Phromphong Station "The Em District"

People lining up for the soft opening of the EmQuartier Mall. Here we can see the skywalk connected to the station.
Is that section of the skywalk new? Is it connected to the rest of the skywalk system?

What is the current situation with the skywalk system as a whole in Bangkok?

Is it being grradually expanded across the downtown area?
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This skywalk is new in "Em District", but it doesn't connect to existing one, since they are far from each other, however this one will eventually link up with Asoke skywalk.
They are many "pockets" skybridge all over in Bangkok. As a general rule nearly every station is connected to nearby hotels or shopping malls, since those who wish to be connected to a BTS station can do so, as long as they provide the money.

The most famous one is Siam-Ratchaphrasong Skywalk, which there are planning to extend and to be completed in 2 years time.

I have created a map showing Bangkok Skywalks. Skybridges and underground linkage to buildings are not shown here.

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This skywalk is new in "Em District", but it doesn't connect to existing one, since they are far from each other, however this one will eventually link up with Asoke skywalk.
They are many "pockets" skybridge all over in Bangkok. As a general rule nearly every station is connected to nearby hotels or shopping malls, since those who wish to be connected to a BTS station can do so, as long as they provide the money.

The most famous one is Siam-Ratchaphrasong Skywalk, which there are planning to extend and to be completed in 2 years time.

I have created a map showing Bangkok Skywalks. Skybridges and underground linkage to buildings are not shown here.

when do they expect to connect the em skywalk to the asoke skywalk?

with all the metro construction going on we can expect to see more skywalks appearing over the city.

i am glad to see the system is being extended.

is there a thread for the skywalk system on skyscrapercity.com?
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The Skywalks should be done when Emsphere is completed sometime in 2017.


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There are no threads for skywalks in the thai forum, not active at least, and we are more obsessed with pavements and underground powerlines projects.

But here are some skywalks in BKK

Em District Skywalk

The new skybridge



Siam Skywalk

All the shopping malls here are connected to the skywalk.





Sathorn Skywalk




Silom Skywalk




Ratchaphrasong Skywalk



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Victory Monument Skywalk

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in other words the skywalks are mostly concentrated around major shopping areas?

As a matter of interest how many of the skywalks named above are accessible by skytrain?

I should be in Bangkok in a few months then I will start taking photos of the skywalk system with a view of starting a thread.

I tried searching the internet but to no avail. I go more info on the skywalk system on this forum in the past 12 hours than the past 12 months.
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There are similiar skywalk systems U/C in HK and Singapore around HK Island square.

Someone even published a 3 D map of the various pedestrian walkway systems in HK.

In a high density urban environment such systems are indispensible.


the list of skywalks is as follows

Victory Monument Skywalk
Ratchaphrasong Skywalk
Silom Skywalk
Sathorn Skywalk
Em District Skywalk
Siam Skywalk

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I assume all this skywalk system has something to do with BMA super skywalk system?

http://www.ricsasia.org/eventDetail....261&regionID=8

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2011...-30149420.html
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All skywalks are built under the BTS pillars, so they are all accessible by the BTS Skytrain.

The Super Skywalk by the BMA was scrapped, because many people oppose it. In Bangkok they are many elevated structure over the road already. We don't like skywalks over our head, and the BMA then instead focus on clearing the pavements from hawkers and food vendors and underground powelines.

If u want to take picture of the skywalk. I suggest you start with Siam-Ratchaphrasong skywalk, because other skywalks are not that long.

The most famous skywalk picture taking spot is Sathorn Skywalk in Chong Nonsi Station.


Chong Bridge by Photo By love, on Flickr

But don't forget to also visit EmQuartier at Phrom Phong station too. It's just a skybridge at the moment, but the view is great!

Is this your first time in Bangkok?

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I have been to Bangkok 9 times over a span of 25 years.

Long intervals between visits means the city changed a lot.

I read somewhere that the BMA system was scrapped so I was surprised to see the ongoing construction of skywalks still.

I am a little confused though if the skywalks are situated under the skytrain and if the skytrain is already in place why would people object to another layer below that?

If they objected to things being constructed over their heads then why build an evelated skytrain system in the first place?

Good advice re photo taking around Bangkok.
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It was because the proposed Super Skywalks will also be built on many roads that doesn't have a skytrain running above it and people were saying that they are neglecting the pavements below. But if it's built under a skytrain pillar, then people are okay with it.

For the skywalk extension. It is being built and funded by the private sectors and not by BMA.

Here's the Ratchaphrasong skywalk extension plan by the private sector who wish to link up with each other.

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