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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:19 AM   #541
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Bangkok Mass Transit status
21/01/2015

Current lines : 85.55 km
BTS Light Green line - (22.25 km)
BTS Dark Green line - (14.5 km)
MRT Blue line - (20.8 km)
SRT Airport Rail Link - (28 km)

Feeder line
BMA Bus Rapid Transit - (16.5 km)

Under constructions : 103.8 km
  1. SRT Light Red line - (15 km)
    • 100% - Waiting for electrification & Bang Sue Grand station to finish, Operational in August 2018
  2. MRT Purple line - Bang Sue - Khlong Bang Yai (23 km)
    • 99% - Test run Q4 2015, Operational in 12 August 2016
  3. MRT Blue line extension - Bang Sue - Ta Phra & Hua Lamphong - Lak Song (27 km)
    • 60% - Operational in 2019
  4. BTS Light Green line south extension - Bearing - Samut Prakan (12.8 km)
    • 50% - Operational in 2019
  5. SRT Dark Red line - Bang Sue - Rangsit (26 km)
    • 16% - Operational in 2018

Projects this year : 178.35 km
  1. BTS Light Green line north extension - Mo Chit - Saphan Mai - Ku Kot (18.4 km)
    • Construction in June
  2. SRT Airport Rail link extension - Phaya Thai - Don Mueang (21.8 km)
    • Cabinet approval in February - Bidding in March - Construction in September
  3. SRT Light/Dark Red line extension - Bang Sue - Hua Lamphong - Hua Mak (25.5 km)
    • Cabinet approval in February - Bidding in March - Construction in October
  4. SRT Dark Red line extension - Rangsit - Thammasat (10 km)
    • Cabinet approval in February - Bidding in March - Construction in October
  5. MRT Orange line - Thai Cultural Center - Bang Kapi - Minburi (20 km)
    • Cabinet approval in February - Bidding in March - Construction in 2016
  6. MRT Pink line Monorail - Kaerai - Pakkret - Minburi (36 km)
    • Cabinet approval in May - Construction in 2016
  7. MRT Yellow line Monorail - Lad Phrao - Samrong (30.4 km)
    • Cabinet approval in May - Construction in 2016
  8. BMA Grey line Monorail Phase I - Watcharaphon - Thong Lor (16.25 km)
    • 2nd public hearing - EIA to be done by the end of the year - Construction in 2016

Projects in 2016 : 58.3 km
BTS Light Green line south extension - Samut Prakan - Bang Pue (7 km)
MRT Purple line extension - Bang Sue - Rat Burana (19.8 km)
MRT Orange line extension - Charabsanitwong - Phra Ram IX (17.5 km)
SRT Light Red line extension - Taling Chan - Salaya (14 km)

The next phase after 2019 : 53.5 km
BTS Light Green line extension - National Stadium - Yotse (1 km)
BTS Dark Green line extension - Khu Khot - Lam Lukka (6.5 km)
MRT Blue line extension - Bang Khae - Phuttamonthon Sai 4 (8 km)
SRT Light Red line extension - Hua Lamphong - Bang Bon & Bang Bon - Maha Chai (38 km)

Proposed : 52.26 km
BMA Grey line Monorail Phase II - Phra Khanong - Rama 3 (12.17 km)
BMA Grey line Monorail Phase III - Rama 3- Tha Phra (11.49 km)
BTS Dark Green line extension - Bang Wa - Talling Chan (7 km)
MRT Brown line Monorail - Kaerai - Lam Samli (21.6 km)

(Note: 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 the setting up of electrification and procurement of electric train, which is in contract 3 of SRT Dark red line. So the SRT Light red line will have to wait
for the SRT Dark red line and Bang Sue Grand station to finish construction in 2018 to be fully usable)


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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:24 AM   #542
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BMA Grey line Monorail
39.91 km

Bangkok BMA Grey line monorail has now entered 2nd public hearing and EIA will be finished by the end of this year. Construction for phase I (16.25 km) will begin in 2016.
This brings mass transit projects for Bangkok & vicinities this year up to 8 and construction scheduled for these lines will begin in June, September, October and early next year.


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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:25 AM   #543
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I love the way Bangkok is going from a car crazy city to a public transport one, however just one quick question - why the need to make all the new lines elevated when they don't need to be. For example the new airport line really only needs to elevated in some sections, could have saved a lot of money by building the non-dense urban sections at ground level, putting up a wire fence to stop people walking on the tracks, and building road overpasses where need be. This obsession with every new line being built miles above ground is rather weird, and costly
Elevated lines are cheaper to build than underground lines, however all lines must go underground in the old city area.

The reason they are not at ground level is because many lines are being built in the middle of major roads and in dense urban area. Lines like Airport Rail link are built along the railway line, but they are some instances with the red line, where they have built a road overpass, but that is because is it in a non dense urban area. Generally wire fence don't work here and people will walk pass them regardless.
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Old January 21st, 2015, 02:57 PM   #544
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Any updates on the Rabbit card fare integration in Bangkok?
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Old January 21st, 2015, 03:25 PM   #545
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Phase I will be ready for the public in July 2016, which can be used with BTS, MRT, SRT, BRT and convenience stores.

Then, before the end of 2016, phase 2 will cover Expressway and Motorway.

Phase 3 will cover the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority bus service, which they will install automatic fare collection systems (E-Ticket) to support a joint ticket.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 02:48 AM   #546
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I love the way Bangkok is going from a car crazy city to a public transport one, however just one quick question - why the need to make all the new lines elevated when they don't need to be. For example the new airport line really only needs to elevated in some sections, could have saved a lot of money by building the non-dense urban sections at ground level, putting up a wire fence to stop people walking on the tracks, and building road overpasses where need be. This obsession with every new line being built miles above ground is rather weird, and costly
Bangkok has no more space to build train line on the ground (except for red line which use the existing SRT preserved land, but even the airport link which share the same route has to be elevated due to space problem). It even gets to the point where the elevate part of the track has to be done on road rather than land.

But if you talk specifically about airport rail link. It doesn't save much more money to just run on the land in some part. Most of the track still run pass city area which require to be elevated. So it might be easier/cheaper to make it elevated all the way though the airport.
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 07:55 AM   #547
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I'm relieved that the Grey Line monorail vehicles are actually heavy capacity as the video renders suggested otherwise.

Regarding the SRT lines, video renders show it being partially underground (it's underground but it's open-air). Is there any reason or value for this, given that Bangkok is a flood-prone city?
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Old January 23rd, 2015, 06:44 PM   #548
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The reason for why it is below ground (dry canal) is to avoid intersection with cars, and since this is an inner city area, they are not allowed to be elevated.
There's also a palace along the station, and the Airport Rail Link extension will also be below ground in that section, because of that.

Flood problem is not a concern since it will have a pump to pump water up to the top.

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Old January 24th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #549
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MRT Blue line extension
27 km - Progress: 60%

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Old January 24th, 2015, 11:19 PM   #550
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SRT Airport Rail Link


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Old January 25th, 2015, 02:50 PM   #551
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Great new posts. The west is still almost a blank spot for mass public transportation. Especially for people who can't talk Thai it is tricky to get around (and Taxis are still the best option for most parts). Especially the link to the old town is still missing and large parts of the more modern parts need a better connection to Siam Square. With the extreme traffic jams, Bangkok urgently needs a more complete network. Good that they are working real hard on getting one.

In a way these above street level stations look pretty bulky and brutalist but also quite impressive and urban.
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I like the warm lighting in the BTS......gives it a comforting feel......the white lighting in the RapidKL trains are very glaring....
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so it appears that the lower blue line extension will go near Chinatown, is that correct?
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so it appears that the lower blue line extension will go near Chinatown, is that correct?
Yes, "Point NR: 1" is Wat Mangkon MRT Station and another point is Yaowarat Rd or Chinatown.

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