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Old November 2nd, 2017, 07:07 PM   #2281
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- EIA for BMA Grey Line Monorail (16.25 km) will be done at the start of 2018.

- MRT Blue Line Extension Hua Lamphong - Tha Phra - Bang Khae section (13 km of 27 km) is set to open end of 2018.

- MRT Blue Line West Extension Bang Khae Phuttamonthon Sai 4 (8 km) and MRT Orange Line West Section (16.4 km) will be presented to the Cabinet in December and bidding for the construction contract of the Orange line west section will take place Q1/2018.

- MRT Blue Line Extension Underground Stations (27 km) - U/C

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Old November 2nd, 2017, 10:06 PM   #2282
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Grand Opening LHONG 1919 - Wanglee Pier

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Old November 3rd, 2017, 09:38 AM   #2283
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Codename B thanks very much for the update on the new Blue line extension! You've stated ''MRT Blue Line Extension Hua Lamphong - Tha Phra - Bang Khae section (13 km of 27 km) is set to open end of 2018''. Has the date been brought forward as I had thought that section was not due to open until late 2019? Would be great if its now opening earlier!
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 11:29 AM   #2284
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Codename B thanks very much for the update on the new Blue line extension! You've stated ''MRT Blue Line Extension Hua Lamphong - Tha Phra - Bang Khae section (13 km of 27 km) is set to open end of 2018''. Has the date been brought forward as I had thought that section was not due to open until late 2019? Would be great if its now opening earlier!
There are no dates yet, bu they are committed to speed up work for this section.

They are currently laying tracks for this section, installing the signaling system and decorate the rest of the station. Mid next year, this section will be gradually tested in order to open at the end of 2018 as planned.

Afterwards, they will speed up work of Bang Sue - Tha Phra section.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 11:49 AM   #2285
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MRT Blue line extension | 27 km - 95.32%

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Old November 4th, 2017, 11:50 AM   #2286
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There are no dates yet, bu they are committed to speed up work for this section.

They are currently laying tracks for this section, installing the signaling system and decorate the rest of the station. Mid next year, this section will be gradually tested in order to open at the end of 2018 as planned.

Afterwards, they will speed up work of Bang Sue - Tha Phra section.
Codename B that's great to hear that; thanks very much for the update! It's an important section for where I live. Also, thanks very much for all your great posts on here and to all the other great posters too! It's truly a great place to keep up to date with all the new BTS and MRT rail lines. I always look in every so often to get updated; always makes great reading. Thanks very much again Codename B and everyone for your updates!!!
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Old November 8th, 2017, 02:47 AM   #2287
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Hello Everyone!
Over a year ago I've released Bangkok Metro, a free Bangkok Transportation App.
The response was AMAZING and it even got featured by Apple!

Today I'm excited to announce that Bangkok Metro 2 is now LIVE on the App Store!
This update brings a brand new design, and a lot of improvements everywhere, please check it out

Download the free app here.

Any feedback is more than welcome!

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Old November 9th, 2017, 09:53 AM   #2288
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Siemens to provide APM to Suvarnabhumi Airport Phase II

AOT greenlight 2,200 million baht to sign the contract and begins work by the end of the year. Expected opening date is March, 2020.

This model of Siemens "cityval and airval" is the same model that runs the service at Dubai and Frankfurt airports. Thailand will be the first in Southeast Asia to use the unmanned propulsion Airport pickup system by running in the tunnel, connecting the current passenger terminal and the new terminal currently under construction.

Siemens will provide 6 two-car trains. One car will have 24 seats and it will be fully automated with a max speed of 80 km/h.





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Old November 9th, 2017, 10:46 AM   #2289
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Ratchaphrasong Skywalk



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Old November 14th, 2017, 09:54 AM   #2290
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BMA Gold Line | 1.8 km


Bombardier Innovia APM 300 (driverless) 2 three-cars trains will be used

Expected within this week. Maj. Gen. Aswin Kwanmueang, Bangkok Governor, will sign the agreement to Krungthep Thanakom Co., Ltd. (KT) to implement the Gold Line project and to sign the contract with Italian-Thai for the construction of phase 1 (Krung Thon Buri - Khlong San).

Expected to start construction by the end of this year, or at the latest early next year. It will take 2 years to complete and be ready by the end of 2019, the fare will be 15 baht.

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Old November 16th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #2291
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SRT Dark Red Line | 26.3 km - 88.63%

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Old November 16th, 2017, 04:38 PM   #2292
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MRT Blue line extension | 27 km - 96.42%












MRT Sukhumvit Line North Extension | 18.4 km - 48.56%





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Old November 21st, 2017, 04:44 PM   #2293
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Full EIA report for BMA Gold Line has been released.

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CR:จาก EIA ฉบับเต็ม http://eiadoc.onep.go.th/eialibrary/.../F59_15569.pdf
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Old November 24th, 2017, 09:41 PM   #2294
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https://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/201...r-mass-transit

November 22, 2017 2:32 pm JST
How Bangkok became a model for mass transit
The city's safe and reliable rail systems give emerging Asia something to aspire to


DOMINIC FAULDER, Associate Editor, Nikkei Asian Review

BANGKOK -- To many Bangkok residents, the mass transit system is the jewel of the Thai capital for its role in rescuing the city from its own choking prosperity.

For other emerging Asian countries seeking to relieve their traffic-clogged streets, it is a model.

"If you take Jakarta, that is probably where Bangkok was 20 years ago," said a British engineer working on the metro system as a consultant. "Countries like Indonesia look toward Thailand as to where they aspire to go -- not Singapore or Hong Kong, which are too developed."

The BMTS, more commonly known as the BTS SkyTrain, is the city's primary elevated rail system. Opened in December 1999 and now approaching its third decade in service, the system retains a freshness rarely matched in more economically advanced cities -- no graffiti, no scratched glass, no bald paint spots.

The SkyTrain started with 23 stations along two lines -- a north-south line that now extends across the river into Thonburi, and an east-west line running mostly above Sukhumvit Road, one of the city's most important arterial roads. Today the system has 35 stations and nearly 38km of track. There is a rainbow of 10 color-coded lines planned over the next 12 years.

With over 8 million vehicles registered, Bangkok has always suffered from a shortage of roads. Daily ridership figures are around 700,000 for the SkyTrain and 300,000 for the underground. Needless to say, the city would be in permanent gridlock if even a fraction of these people attempted to travel by road. Official policy to increase ridership has often lacked resolve, however. Raising bus fares, for instance, has always been fraught with political danger.

Forgotten history

Thailand's oldest mode of transport was water. These days, 85% of journeys are by road. Bangkok's network of fine canals has been sadly neglected. In the 1950s and 1960s, the "Venice of the East" even filled in many of its canals to make roads.

Bangkok nevertheless has a history -- largely forgotten -- of innovation in transport. Its original horse-drawn trams dated from the 1880s and were electrified in the 1890s by a Danish company. The city's last tram ran in 1968, but in the early to mid-20th century, the system covered over 40km along seven lines.

Today's underground and SkyTrain systems were first mooted in the 1980s and 1990s, and both experienced numerous setbacks. The Canadian Lavalin Skytrain project, modeled after the Vancouver SkyTrain, was canceled in June 1992, and the more ambitious Bangkok Elevated Road and Train System was finally terminated in 1998. Government corruption played a big part in the failure of these early projects, but there was also influential opposition to mass transit in general. Some felt the heavy infrastructure would scar Bangkok's supposedly pristine urban landscape -- even more than the polluting traffic jams. The five-star Dusit Thani hotel raised concerns about having both mass transit systems on its doorstep.

But as time went by, these efficient systems became social levelers, and ridership steadily rose. In one of the most hierarchical and status-conscious societies on earth, almost everybody today uses them without a second thought.

Safe and spreading

An accident on the MRT underground system soon after it began operations in 2004 caused over 100 injuries but no fatalities. The cause was human error. There have also been some failures on the Suvarnabhumi Airport Link, which is managed by a subsidiary of the State Railway of Thailand, a loss-making state enterprise. Overall, however, the systems have proved reliable and safe.

More carriages and trains are on order for 2018 and 2019, and stations have capacity for six-car trains rather than the current four. A choke point on the SkyTrain at Taksin Bridge, where there is only one track, is due for correction. A single ticketing system for BTS, MRT and SARL planned for 2015, however, has still not materialized.

Overall, however, benefits vastly outweigh shortfalls, and provincial light-rail systems are now being planned for Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Nakhon Ratchasima.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 10:28 AM   #2295
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Since Mangmoom (apologies if misspelled) card will integrate all systems in the future, really hope current u/c and future connecting stations could have connections that don't require passengers to tap out/tap in.

Singapore does a good integration of the two operators.
Tokyo has 'transfer' tap gates from some stations, but also does a good integration between operators.
Hope Bangkok will be able to achieve that level of integration as the new work is still young and can be planned properly provided all parties work together for the passengers.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 03:30 PM   #2296
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Major overhaul of airport Link EMUs to be done in March 2018
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Old November 28th, 2017, 03:03 AM   #2297
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To correct information posted in Nikkei Asian Review stating" Today's underground and SkyTrain systems were first mooted in the 1980s". In fact the systems were first mooted in the mid '70s and the Master Plan for the Sky Train was published in 1979.
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To correct information posted in Nikkei Asian Review stating" Today's underground and SkyTrain systems were first mooted in the 1980s". In fact the systems were first mooted in the mid '70s and the Master Plan for the Sky Train was published in 1979.
You are referring to the master plan of 1979 which has 3 elevated lines which has been revised in 1984 by cutting the line along Phadung Krungkasem city moat and the line across the river to Thonburi side of Bangkok to be Lavalin which has become a scandal during 1990 - and BMA has come up with their own plan in 1992 from the original idea of Bangkok city municipal in 1967 which is to become BTS Skytrain in 1999
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https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...KLCRIQyXi7h1qe 1979 Mass Transit Plan
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the link above doesn't work.

I assume it was one of these maps.
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