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Old January 24th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #301
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Bangkok Metropolitan Mass Transit

Current lines as of January 2013 (including BRT)

1. BTS Skytrain (Light Green Line) 22.25 km
2. BTS Skytrain (Dark Green Lines) 8.7 km
3. MRT Subway (Blue line) 20 km
4. SRT Airport Rail Link 28.6 km
5. BRT Bus Rapid Transit 16.5 km

Total = 96.05 km

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Lines under constructions

1. BTS Dark Green line extension (Wongwian Yai - Bangwa) 5.3 km
  • 2 stations will be operational no later than the end of the year.
    The last station will have to wait for the MRT Blue Line extension to finish, as it interchange with MRT.
2. BTS Light Green line extension (Bearing - Samut Prakan) 12.6 km
  • 4% complete
3. SRT Light Red line (Bangsue - Talling Chan) 15 km
  • 100% complete - (Test run with diesel train, waiting for electric train)
4. SRT Dark Red line (Bangsue - Rangsit) 26.3 km
  • Construction will begin in march.
5. MRT Purple line (Bansue - Bang Yai) 23 km
  • 53% complete
6. MRT Blue line extension (Bangsue - Ta Phra & Hualamphong - Bang Kae) 27 km
  • 27% complete

Total : 109.2 km

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Published: 23 Jan 2013

The government yesterday announced a 2.2-trillion-baht investment package to boost the country's transport system, including a massive increase in rail services in Bangkok.

The Pheu Thai Party-led government aims to increase connectivity between Bangkok and other provinces with a new high-speed train service, and to improve travel conditions in the capital by adding nearly 400km to the existing electric rail network.

The investment programme, to be overseen by Transport Minister Chadchat Sittipunt, also aims to encourage trade and investment.

The massive investment plans were unveiled as the government prepared to issue a bill authorising loans amounting to 2 trillion baht.

The loans will finance the transport infrastructure investment over the next seven years, from this year to 2020, said a source. Details of each project are being summarised and will be forwarded to the cabinet for approval next month.

On top of the loans, the government has also set aside an additional budget of 33.3 billion baht, loans from other sources totalling 105 billion baht, 38.7 billion baht in revenue from state enterprises and another 106 billion baht from the public-private partnership.

Mr Chadchat said 93.14%, or 1.8 trillion baht of the 2-trillion-baht loans, would pay for transport infrastructure projects under the supervision of his ministry.

The investment involves four main transport networks, accounting for 78% of the borrowing.

These are roads, rail, water transport and air, he said. The huge spending on infrastructure was crucial for the country's economic growth, he said.

The investment would ease the transport burden on roads and shift it to the rail network, which would help reduce logistics costs by up to 13.2%, he said.

Currently, logistics costs make up about 15.2% of gross domestic product, compared to 8.3% in the United States.

The programme would also improve transport in and near Bangkok.

It would add nine more electric rail routes to subway and skytrain services, coupled with a flat-rate ticket price of 20 baht for all mass transit services to encourage greater use of the system.

Bangkok has only 80km of electric railways at present. The investment will expand the total length of electric railway in the greater Bangkok area to 464km by 2019, the minister said.

The investment in a high-speed inter-provincial train network would shorten travel times between Bangkok and other parts of the country. High-speed train trips within 300km of Bangkok would take no more than 90 minutes, he said.


http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/tran...sport-overhaul

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PM Yingluck inaugurating the construction of the underwater tunnel for MRT Blue line subway extension.


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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:19 AM   #303
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:23 AM   #304
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I read that the BTS will have it's first subway station on a section serving Rattanakosin Island. Is this correct?
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MRT Purple line - 23 km

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I read that the BTS will have it's first subway station on a section serving Rattanakosin Island. Is this correct?
There were plans for the BTS Dark Green line to go through Rattanakosin before, but that has been scrapped, and it's no longer in the Master plan.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:57 AM   #307
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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:26 PM   #308
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Thank you.

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Second contract for the SRT Dark red line is now signed. The old Hopewell structure will also be demolished to make way for this commuter line, Airport Rail link and 3 High speed train lines passing through here.

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TWILIGHT CITYSCAPE -BANGKOK,THAILAND by puneboyz November 14, 2012

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Contracts signed for Red Line stations
Published: 31 Jan 2013 at 15.52

State Railway of Thailand on Thursday signed a 21-billion baht contract for the construction of stations on the new Red Line rail linking Bang Sue and Rangsit.

Italian Thai Development Plc is contracted to build six stations -- Bang Khen, Thoong Song Hong, Lak Si, Karn Kaeha, Don Mueang and Rangsit-- and to construct the foundations for the planned future Wat Samian Nari and Lak Hok stations.

The construction blueprint provides for the use of about 50% of the existing concrete pillars built for the failed Hopewell project. The SRT has already hired a consulting firm to survey the usability of these existing structures.

The total value of the contract is 21.235 billion baht with completion scheduled in 2016.

Transport Minister Chatchart Suthipan said he instructed the SRT governor to speed up this Red Line rail project, including the extension of the line to two more stations, Thammasat University Rangsit and Navanakorn.

He urged the rail authority to construct planned future stations at the same time as the above two stations. It would help to reduce cost per station by 10-20% compared to calling for tenders at a later time as earlier planned.

The SRT is also instructed to ensure better access to the stations to avoid the problems that arose with the Airport Rail Link, which is subject to many commuter complaints about inconvenience, he said.

The construction of this project must also take into account traffic planning.

He said construction of this section of the Red Line will take about three years. It was expected to be a main commuter route for people in the suburbs travelling in to the city, with an expected 30,000-40,000 passenger trips per hour.

Asked about plans for a high-speed railway, Mr Chatchart said the idea is to allow the private sector in provinces along the planned route to enter the bidding process to construct and develop the stations, where they would be allowed to integrate other property developments like hotels or shopping malls. The private sector would have to share the revenue with the SRT.

"This concept has initially been agreed to by the prime minister so the SRT should consider carrying out the project with a construction timeframe for the high-speed train that may need at least four years," he said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/loca...-line-stations
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Old January 31st, 2013, 09:16 PM   #309
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Red Line deal inked; some Hopewell pillars to stay

BANGKOK, Jan 31 – The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) today signed two deals, worth a combined Bt21 billion (US$700 million), to expand Bangkok’s urban mass transit rail projects to the northern side of the city.

Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt presided over a ceremony to sign the agreements between the SRT and Italian-Thai Development Co.

The first deal covers a 21km rail system between Bang Sue and Rangsit (Red Line) and the construction of six stations, including Don Meuang, along the route. The second agreement involves construction of the foundations for future expansion of two major stations – Samien Naree and Lak Hok.

Construction will take three years and the Transport Ministry projects the Red Line to service 30,000-40,000 commuters per hour.

Half of the existing concrete pillars of the unfinished Hopewell rail link project will be useful as structures while substandard pillars will be demolished. The pillars lining Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road were abandoned for 15 years after the Thai subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Hopewell Holdings discontinued building the mega mass transit project.

Mr Chadchart said SRT retained consultants have pinpointed which pillars will be torn down and noted that the use of the remaining ones is not a breach of contract with the original contractor.

The minister said he has ordered the SRT to speed up construction of rail link stations at the Thammasat University Rangsit campus, Nava Nakhon industrial estate, Samien Naree and Lak Hok, and ensure that connections for passengers to the stations are convenient.

He said the original plan to integrate city rail links and high-speed rails could be impractical and a separate four-track system may be needed for a high-speed train.

Mr Chadchart said private contractors in provinces along the high-speed rail line will be invited to join bids to build railway stations which can be expanded to include hotels and shopping complexes. (MCOT online news)

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Installing platform doors at BTS stations.


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01/02/2013 - (12:15 น.) ชุด Half Height-Platform Screen Door (HH-PSD) ณ. สถานีสยาม Siam (CEN)

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001. ชุด Half Height-Platform Screen Door (HH-PSD) ณ. สถานีสยาม Siam (CEN) และขบวนรถไฟฟ้า BTS EMU-A 35 (4-Car-Train) ชุดเดียวที่ติดตั้งตรงตำแหน่งที่ใช้งานจริงๆ ครับ


002. ชุด Half Height-Platform Screen Door (HH-PSD) ณ. สถานีสยาม Siam (CEN) นี่เป็นลักษณะขณะเมื่อประตูเปิดในตอนใช้งานจริงๆ และเป็นชุดเดียวที่ติดตั้งตรงจุดที่มีการใช้งานจริงๆ ครับ


003. ชุด Half Height-Platform Screen Door (HH-PSD) ณ. สถานีสยาม Siam (CEN) ขณะประตูปิดแบบสมบูรณ์ ครับ


004. ชุด Half Height-Platform Screen Door (HH-PSD) ณ. สถานีสยาม Siam (CEN) ภาพรวมฝั่ง ชานชาลาที่ 4 มุ่งหน้าปลายทาง...สถานีสนามกีฬาแห่งชาติ National Stadium (W1) ครับ


005. ชุด Half Height-Platform Screen Door (HH-PSD) ณ. สถานีสยาม Siam (CEN) ภาพรวมฝั่ง ชานชาลาที่ 2 มุ่งหน้าปลายทาง...สถานีหมอชิต Mo Chit (N8) ครับ
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MRTA plans realty development near 3 routes

The Nation February 2, 2013 1:00 am

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority will develop commercial property projects in locations on three rail routes, and expects them to generate combined revenue of Bt23 billion, MRTA governor Yongsit Rojanasrikul said yesterday.

The MRTA, which will set up a joint venture with the National Housing Authority to undertake the project, is conducting a feasibility study on the project's business plan. The joint venture is expected to be up and running this year. It might take out loans to develop the land plots commercially.

The three MRTA real-estate developments will be in the Bang Ping area on the planned MRT Green Line; the Min Buri area on the planned Pink Line; and the Bang Yai area on the Purple Line. The projects are expected to generate revenue of Bt2 billion, Bt20 billion and Bt1 billion respectively.

The Min Buri project had been earmarked for property development since the start of the Pink Line project.

Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt said he supported the plan, as the government does not want to see the transport agencies generating revenue by raising fare prices.

The MRTA plans to extend its mass-transit system by 224 kilometres over the next eight years. Yongsit said the government should set up a national level committee to make crucial decisions on matters relating to electric-rail projects.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/busi...-30199192.html
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Current Mass Transit lines (about 80 km)




Lines under constructions (about 100 km)



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Mass Transit Lines in 2019 (about 410 km)




5 more lines to be opened after 2019 (about 54 km)




Master Plan 10 lines (about 464 km)



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Old February 8th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #314
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Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit Map In 2017 - Completed & Under Consrtuction (Complete all in 2017)


Line 1 - SRT Dark Red Lines (Bang Sue - Rangsit) : Status U/C

Line 2 - SRT Light Red Lines (Bang Sue - Taling Chan) : Status Completed (Test run with diesel train and waiting for electric train from Dark Red Lines)

Line 3 - SARL Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link ( Phaya Thai - Makkasan - Suvarnabhumi Airport) : Status In Operation

Line 4 - BTS Light Green Lines (Sukhumvit Line : Mo Chit - Siam - Bearing - Samut Prakan) : Status In Operation & Extension U/C (Progress 5.54%)

Line 5 - BTS Dark Green Lines (Silom Line : National Stadium - Pho Nimit - Bang Wa) : Status In Operation & Extension U/C

Line 6 - MRT Blue Line (Ring Line : Tha Phra - Bang Sue - Hua Lamphong - Lak Song) : Status In Operation & Extension U/C (Progress 29.21%)

Line 7 - MRT Purple Line (Bang Yai - Bang Sue) : Status U/C (Progress 54.29%)

** Only status completed and under construction in 08/02/2013. Not include other status **
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The enthusiasm and map are great Khun ant35 but we should all be mindful that not one single new line, nor one extension has ever opened on time in Bangkok. This map could be the status by 2017 but it may be that the Blue Line and the Dark Red line are yet to open by 2017.

We really just have to wait and see how construction of the new lines unfolds.

Note that it may be that the ARL is extended to Bang Sue by 2017 (before the full ext to DMK - BKK's 2nd airport) IF the line is tendered in the next few months as is being indicated but we'll just have to wait and see. Also, the 10km Light Red line to Salaya looks to be tendered soon and that should be built in under 3 years.

Line 1 - SRT Dark Red Lines (Bang Sue - Rangsit) : Yet to start construction.

Line 2 - SRT Light Red Lines (Bang Sue - Taling Chan) : Technically incomplete as final 1km section of viaduct to Bang Sue to be built once new Bang Sue Terminal is constructed. The line is only open from Taling Chan to Bang Son so exclude the section on the map west of the purple line to Bang Sue. The current free trial period only involves 6 services each way a day and thus attracts only few pax.
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MRTA orange line project in Greater BKK


The design of Orange line Subway in Greater BKK


The design of Purple line Subway - the elevated section through Nonthaburi [BKK Northwestern suburb

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Thailand at the forefront of rail connectivity in Asia, bank says
The Nation February 8, 2013 4:38 pm

Thailand's plans to invest 52 billion dollars in upgrading its railways to put it at the forefront of efforts to connect the region by rail, the Asian Development Bank said Friday.



"The government is about to make an official decision on the proposed 2.2-trillion-baht (73-billion-dollar) investment in infrastructure," Thai Finance Minister Kittirat Na Ranong said in an address to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) seminar on railways reform in Thailand.

"As much as three-quarters of that amount will go to railways," he said of the budget for the next seven years, which the government is expected to approve in March.

Around 1.56 trillion baht of it will go to expanding the mass transit system in Bangkok and a new high-speed international-gauge network that will eventually link to neighbouring Myanmar and Laos.

Establishing a rail link across the Mekong sub-region - covering China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam - has been along-term goal of the ADB.

"We believe there is an incredible resolution among the leaders of the (Mekong region) countries to see this kind of connectivity happen," said Stephen Groff, ADB vice president for East Asia and South-East Asia.

At the centre of the region, Thailand "will no doubt play a critical role for the rail transport," he said.//DPA
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Any chance we could get a high-res version of this? Any chance for an English version?
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Any chance we could get a high-res version of this? Any chance for an English version?
The map used is from OTP and there is no english version. Here is the original map, latest version.


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