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Old May 14th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #241
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Old May 18th, 2009, 09:40 AM   #242
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Old May 18th, 2009, 11:34 AM   #243
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Thanks for that, but I'm having trouble finding info anywhere on the web on the Skytrain extensions, which seem to be proceeding very very slowly. Wikipedia says about the Phase I projects that the Wong Wian Yai extension is opening in May this year, two and a half years late. There is no date for the On nut - Bearing project though. And the Mo Chit extension has no information at all - is this under construction?

Is there any information at all for Phase II projects? Please help!
At least now BTS Skytrain Wong Wian Yai extension is open!!
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Old May 19th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #244
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Old May 20th, 2009, 01:12 AM   #245
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Old May 20th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #246
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The trains look a little bit british
Sure, It came from England.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:47 AM   #247
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Sure, It came from England.
Are you sure they came from England? British Rail Class 360 is part of the Siemens Desiro family which, according to this article are manufactured in Germany. It doesn't say anywhere that Desiros are built in UK. It's only the specific design (Class 360) which is manufactured for the British Rail in Germany. Suvarnabhumi Express will be virtually identical to those trains.

In UK Class 360 not only serves Heathrow Express but also many regular routes (especially by South West Trains which purchased a huge load of those trains to change their older ones which were outdated) of short-distance intercity or even regular suburban services. Excellent trainsets I have to say (perhaps as most other things that are Made in Deutschland ). Perhaps the best suburban-type trains in operation in the UK at the present. Some time ago I had a chat with one on-train staff while on my way from central London to suburbs where I live. He said the trains are really good and unlike some other new trains in SW Trains fleed do not break down or cause other technical issues. So I guess that's a very right choice for the Suvarnabhumi Express service.

Can't wait to try it myself... and the views should be nice too considering the height of the elevated track.

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Old May 21st, 2009, 07:34 AM   #248
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Old May 26th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #249
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Airport rail link to start services in december

The Nation Published on May 25, 2009


The Airport Rail Link will start running commercially on December 6, charging Bt150 for the through train and Bt15-Bt45 for the stopper, according to distance. Transport Ministry deputy permanent secretary Tawalyarat Onsira, who is chairman of the State Railway of Thailand, said the elevated system would link Suvarnabhumi Airport with the City Air Terminal in Bangkok's Makkasan district.

He said construction was 98 per cent complete.

The SRT board urged haste in recruiting staff to operate the system and complete installation of the security system.

The SRT will submit a plan to set up a subsidiary to operate


the system to the Cabinet this week.

Tawalyarat said the Cabinet had approved a budget of Bt115 million for improving road access to stations, which was expected to be done quickly except for Makkasan Station's entrances on Rama IX Road and Petchburi Road, for which a consultant would have to be hired.
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Old May 30th, 2009, 03:26 PM   #251
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Old May 30th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #252
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Awesome!

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Old May 31st, 2009, 12:41 PM   #253
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In UK Class 360 not only serves Heathrow Express but also many regular routes (especially by South West Trains which purchased a huge load of those trains to change their older ones which were outdated) of short-distance intercity or even regular suburban services. Excellent trainsets I have to say (perhaps as most other things that are Made in Deutschland ). Perhaps the best suburban-type trains in operation in the UK at the present. Some time ago I had a chat with one on-train staff while on my way from central London to suburbs where I live. He said the trains are really good and unlike some other new trains in SW Trains fleed do not break down or cause other technical issues. So I guess that's a very right choice for the Suvarnabhumi Express service.
To be precise, the Desiros used by South West Trains are Class 444 (for long distance services) and Class 450 (for suburban services). Unlike the Class 360 trains, they have 750v DC third rail power, although they can be modified for overhead power.

The notoriously unreliable trains mentioned by Pansori are the Class 458 made by Alstom.
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Old May 31st, 2009, 08:08 PM   #254
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To be precise, the Desiros used by South West Trains are Class 444 (for long distance services) and Class 450 (for suburban services). Unlike the Class 360 trains, they have 750v DC third rail power, although they can be modified for overhead power.

The notoriously unreliable trains mentioned by Pansori are the Class 458 made by Alstom.
Thanks for clarification. It seems I didn't see much of a difference between Class 360 and Class 444/450

And yeah, these are the 458 which I had in mind about lack of reliability. As far as I know some of them were even withdrawn from service (temporarily?). Quite a bad result for a new train!
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Old June 1st, 2009, 04:40 PM   #256
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 10:25 AM   #257
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 05:38 PM   #258
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look a lot like brit train
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 06:52 PM   #259
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^Yea they look alot like those London Midland trains. lol
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