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Old July 31st, 2009, 08:05 AM   #301
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BRT at Chong Nonsi BTS

If I'm getting off BTS Chong Nonsi, can I walk along the overhead walkway all the way and get down in front of Empire Tower? Right now, one have to come out from station, walk along the street, climb up the existing bridge/walkway at the intersection of Narathiwat/Sathorn and climb down again. And when is the BRT due to start running?
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Old August 1st, 2009, 09:18 AM   #302
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Only 3 cars for the airport train? Bangkok is quite a major international airport. Can the capacity cope with demand?
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Old August 1st, 2009, 10:16 AM   #303
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Only 3 cars for the airport train? Bangkok is quite a major international airport. Can the capacity cope with demand?

The express train 160 kms/hr will be running every 15 minutes and each 30 minutes for local city line.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 04:50 PM   #304
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Old August 1st, 2009, 06:18 PM   #306
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Don't forget the factor of an optical illusion. Those pics were probably taken with quite a few mm of focal length.
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 11:37 AM   #307
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Suvarnabhumi Airport Link likely to begin service as scheduled, says SRT chief


BANGKOK, Aug 6 (TNA) – The Airport Rail Link project, providing direct rail service to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport, is expected to be completely implemented and open for service as earlier scheduled in December, according to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

SRT Governor Yuthana Tupcharoen said the project has made much progress--some 98 per cent -- toward its implementation.

At present, it is in process of testing its systems to ensure readiness prior to opening for service, including the test run, safety control, personnel recruitment, and procurement of facilities and utilities for passenger convenience.

He said SRT had attempted to keep both the Thai public and the international community abreast of the progress being made in the implementation of the project and its readiness to open for service.

Now, he affirmed, SRT is testing the systems and expects the Airport Rail Link project will open for service as previously scheduled in December this year. (TNA)
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Old August 6th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #313
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Is the Airport Link still scheduled to open on 12 Aug 2009? That's in only 6 days.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #314
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Is this rail link built according to standard European profile, or to a smaller profile? The trains do have quite some similarity with British trains, that's why I wonder.
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Is this rail link built according to standard European profile, or to a smaller profile? The trains do have quite some similarity with British trains, that's why I wonder.
It's the standard gauge = 1435mm

All (?) other railway lines in Thailand use 1000mm gauge.

And the trains are same as some of those used in Britain although they are built by German Siemens. I don't think there are any contemporary trains built in Britain these days

I wonder, though, why they decided to go for the standard gauge instead of the 1000mm? Is it simply because it's cheaper this way?
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:58 PM   #317
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Is the Airport Link still scheduled to open on 12 Aug 2009? That's in only 6 days.
No way, it was changed many months ago to 5 Dec (projects in Thailand tend to officially open either on 12 Aug, Queens birthday, or 5th Dec, Kings Birthday). But no matter what the govt says even that looks very doubtful and the 2nd quarter next year looks more likely. The delay being due to the fact that the SRT has yet to appoint an operator to run the thing!

Rail link 'will start running in December' BangkokPost.com 6/08/2009 Construction of the long-delayed Airport Link is now nearly complete and the first trains will start running in December, State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor Yutthana Thapcharoen said on Thursday.

Work on the 26-billion-baht rapid transit system, linking the 28 km between Suvarnabhumi airport and Makkasan train station in Bangkok, is now 98 per cent in done, Mr Yutthana said. Testing was already underway, including safety and train control systems.

Transport Minister Sophon Zaram said he had directed the SRT to speed up the electric train project to ensure it can start operating by December as planned. The SRT was also told to clear up problems with the railway union to prevent any further delay. The State Railway of Thailand workers union has opposed the setting up of a subsidiary company to operate the airport line, saying it is a step toward privatisation of the state enterprise, creating doubt whether it can start running in December as promised.

Suvarnabhumi Airport Link likely to begin service as scheduled, says SRT chief
BANGKOK, Aug 6 (TNA) – The Airport Rail Link project, providing direct rail service to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport, is expected to be completely implemented and open for service as earlier scheduled in December, according to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

SRT Governor Yuthana Tupcharoen said the project has made much progress--some 98 per cent -- toward its implementation. At present, it is in process of testing its systems to ensure readiness prior to opening for service, including the test run, safety control, personnel recruitment, and procurement of facilities and utilities for passenger convenience.

He said SRT had attempted to keep both the Thai public and the international community abreast of the progress being made in the implementation of the project and its readiness to open for service. Now, he affirmed, SRT is testing the systems and expects the Airport Rail Link project will open for service as previously scheduled in December this year. (TNA)
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It's the standard gauge = 1435mm

All (?) other railway lines in Thailand use 1000mm gauge.

And the trains are same as some of those used in Britain although they are built by German Siemens. I don't think there are any contemporary trains built in Britain these days

I wonder, though, why they decided to go for the standard gauge instead of the 1000mm? Is it simply because it's cheaper this way?
The current two metro systems, the subway line and the elevated BTS, are both standard guage and both use Siemans rolling stock (3rd rail). It is also a more suitable guage for the characteristics of the service, esp/ capacity, and what will eventually be an expanded SRT inter-urban system around BKK. The next stage of that prolonged process will be to extend the western end of the line north from Phayathai to Bang Sue and then the 2nd airport at Don Muang. No firm plans or dates as yet.

The SRT also has medium to long term plans to reguage all of their intercity lines to standard.
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The SRT also has medium to long term plans to reguage all of their intercity lines to standard.
That is a good news. This probably means higher speeds, capacity and improved safety.
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