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Old October 14th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #581
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Airport Link car parks being enlarged

Bangkokpost Published: 14/10/2010 at 01:44 PM


The expansion of car parks at two Airport Rail Link stations is expected to be completed by the end of November, State Railway of Thailand governor Yuthana Thapcharoen said on Thursday.

Mr Yuthana said after the expansion the car park at Lat Krabang station will accommodate 300 more vehicles and the parkng lot at Hua Mark station will take another 100 cars.

The two car parks will be fitted with more lights and closed-circuit TV cameras to ensure security for passengers and vehicles, he said.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 02:12 PM   #582
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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #583
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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #584
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MRT Purple Line nontaburi city opening 2014
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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #585
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Old December 26th, 2010, 09:54 PM   #586
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There are still some remaining of now closed tramway of Bangkok.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 10:37 AM   #587
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BTS Silom Line launch new train

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ขอบคุณสำหรับกำลังใจในการถ่ายภาพครับ
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Old December 30th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #588
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Hitachi, MHI to bid for Bangkok rail project

Amount of contract $4.3 billion, no specifics.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTOE6BS07Z20101230

*More detail provided by Japanese language Yomiuri News:
The line in question is the elevated Red Line, linking the city centre with the north with 8 above-ground stations and a route length of 26 km, projected completion by 2014.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/atmoney/new...OYT1T00317.htm

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Old January 2nd, 2011, 12:19 PM   #589
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วันนี้ไปนั่งมาครับ ก็สะดวกสบายดีครับ ที่สถานีมักกะสันเหมือนไม่มีคนเลย



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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:36 PM   #590
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Check-in service starts today on Airport Link

By The Nation Published on January 4, 2011

The Airport Link rapid-transit line from central Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi will launch its air check-in service today at Makkasan City Air Terminal, five months after the rail service started last August.

Initially, the check-in service will be available only for people flying with Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways.

"Passengers who want to check in and load their luggage can do this from three to 13 hours before departing," said Yuthana Thapcharoen, governor of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

There are two train services: the Express Line, a 15-minute non-stop ride from Makkasan terminal to the airport, and the City Line, a commuter train that stops at eight stations.

Tickets for the Express Line are Bt150 per trip, while fares on the City Line range from Bt15 to Bt45 per person, depending on the distance they travel.

The whole City Line journey takes about 27 minutes.

Both lines will run every day from 6am to midnight. Trains will depart every 15 minutes.

The Airport Link is connected to the Bangkok Metro Blue Line subway and BTS Skytrain.

Passengers can transfer from the Airport Link's Makkasan terminal and Phetchaburi station on the Bangkok Metro Blue Line, plus Phya Thai station, which has platforms for both the Airport Link and the Skytrain.

The airport rail line is 28.6 kilometres long and trains run at speeds of up 160kph from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Phya Thai. The stations en route are Lat Krabang, Ban Thap Chang, Hua Mak, Ramkhamhaeng, Makkasan (City Air Terminal), Ratchaprarop and Phya Thai.

Passengers can buy train tickets by using the Smart Pass card or coins. Vending machines offer tickets for up to five people at one time and total prices are calculated automatically. The Smart Pass can be topped up with cash. It can be used by both Thai and foreign passengers.

Previously, the Airport Link ran services with discount fares offered until the end of 2010. A promotional fare of Bt15 covered all journeys during the initial period.

The Airport Link is owned and will be operated by the SRT. The rail line will serve eight stations and cater for up to 50,000 passengers a day.

The baggage check-in system was developed by the SRT and Airports of Thailand (AOT)

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Old January 4th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #591
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This is a great thread, but I am wondering in the reorganisation whether or not it would be better suited to the urban transportation thread rather than the rail thread given that it is solely located within one urban area.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 02:50 PM   #592
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What gauge is this airport rail link using? metre or standard?
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #593
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What gauge is this airport rail link using? metre or standard?
1.435 Standard
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Old January 6th, 2011, 02:09 AM   #594
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I`ve used it in october...we landed at 20:30 in bkk and had to proceed to the central station to catch the night train to chiang mai at 22:00.... we took the express link to makkasan then switched to the metro quickly (only about 200 meters of walking)and have been at the central railway station by 21:20 and could buy the last availlable sleeper tickets...the airport train and the subway have been great...we liked it a lot...

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Old January 6th, 2011, 03:02 PM   #595
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3 years of traffic hell, and then Bangkok will be 'a better place'

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People in Greater Bangkok are being warned of "nightmare" traffic jams for the next three years as construction on at least seven railway lines gets into full swing.

Long-distance commuters can expect to spend four to six hours a day commuting until 2014, said Soithip Trisuddhi, director of the Transport Ministry's Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning.

Tenders for the electric train projects, preparation of construction sites and partial construction will start this year. Work on at least five new projects will begin late in the year, in addition to the two that have already begun.

Bangkok is expected to have 236 kilometres of electric train lines and most railway crossings will be replaced by flyovers by 2015, Ms Soithip said.

"Bangkok in 2015 will be a better place to live. It will be totally different from what it is today," she said.

"Railway crossings will become flyovers and people will have electric trains as their choice of travel, and the trains will cover much wider areas.

"But prior to that point, people in the capital may have to suffer severe hardship, so I apologise for that beforehand."

Ms Soithip said construction of the Purple Line from Bang Sue to Bang Yai and the Red Line from Bang Sue to Taling Chan was under way. Construction of the Red Line from Bang Sue to Rangsit will start after August.

Construction of the Green Line from Soi Baring to Samut Prakan and from Mor Chit to Saphan Mai will begin late this year, and the Pink Line from Khae Rai to Pak Kret will be accelerated so construction can begin this year.

Next year may see the start of work on the Blue Line from Bang Sue to Tha Phra and Hua Lamphong and the Purple Line from Bang Sue via the new parliament house in Kiakkai to Wang Burapha.

Bang Sue railway station will be upgraded to become the hub for most of the electric train services, including the Airport Rail Link and commuter trains.

Ms Soithip said the Purple Line from Bang Sue to Bang Yai would be ready in 2014. The Red Line from Bang Sue to Taling Chan and from Bang Sue to Rangsit would open in 2015.

The Blue Line from Bang Sue to Tha Phra and from Hua Lamphong to Bang Khae would start operations in 2016. The Pink Line from Khae Rai to Nonthaburi would be accelerated so it could be completed in either 2014 or 2015.

Under its 10-year electric railway master plan, the planning office foresees greater Bangkok having a combined 391km of electric railway lines by 2019.

By that time, extended sections of existing electric railway projects would be completed.

They include the Red Line that would extend from Rangsit to Thammasat University's Rangsit campus and from Bang Sue via Phaya Thai to Makkasan, the Green Line from Saphan Mai to Khu Khot, the Purple Line from Wang Burapha to Rat Burana, the Airport Rail Link from Phaya Thai via Bang Sue to Don Mueang, and the Orange Line from Taling Chan via the Thailand Cultural Centre to Min Buri.

For the Orange Line, the Din Daeng-Bang Kapi section would open in 2016, the Bang Kapi-Min Buri section in 2018 and the Taling Chan-Thailand Cultural Centre section in 2019.

By 2019, electric railway lines should cover a catchment area of 525 square kilometres and serve 3.8 million commuters a day.

The planning office expects all 12 electric railway projects for greater Bangkok to be completed in 2029. They will have a combined distance of 509km, cover a catchment area of 680 square kilometres and serve 5.1 million commuters a day.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 08:46 AM   #597
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Quiet start for remote check-ins on Airport Rail Link

Bangkokpost Published: 5/01/2011 at 12:00 AM


Remote airline check-in services have entered operation at Makkasan station on the Airport Rail Link line.


While only a handful of travellers took advantage of the service on the first day yesterday, Transport Minister Sohpon Zarum promised to increase the convenience of checking in at the station.

The check-in counters served 11 air passengers and handled four bags as of yesterday evening.

Yesterday also saw an increase in the fares for the Airport Rail Link. The Express Line fare has risen from 100 baht to 150 baht, while fares on the City Line, with stops en route, are no longer offered at the flat 15-baht rate, but at a new progressive rate of 15-45 baht.

Mr Sohpon, who inspected the remote check-in counters yesterday, said the facilities were safe and air passengers need not worry about their luggage.

Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways International will operate the check-in counters at the Makkasan station.

The minister said he would increase the number of passenger buses and taxis at Makkasan station, while officials would be expected to note flight schedules so the number of public transport vehicles could match the expected flow of passengers to and from the airport. The Airport Rail Link, operated by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), runs from 6am to midnight.

Mr Sohpon said ministry officials would study the service hours to decide whether they should be increased.

The minister has ordered the SRT to improve facilities and the decor of the stations on the Airport Rail Link and to publicise the remote check-in services at Makkasan station.

Lek Klinvibul, ground customer service director of Thai Airways International, said THAI's check-in services operated from 8am to 9pm. Passengers could check in and have their baggage loaded between three and 12 hours before their flights.

The service is expected to appeal more to foreign backpackers.Transport officials said a footbridge would be built to link Makkasan station and Phetchaburi station, which is part of Bangkok's subway system, by April or May.

Ratchaprarop, Hua Mak and Phaya Thai stations on the Airport Rail Link will be equipped with escalators by the middle of the year.

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Old January 9th, 2011, 04:26 AM   #598
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How long are Bangkok's metro trains?
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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:22 AM   #599
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Thai train was about 80 miles.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 05:24 AM   #600
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2 lines currently under construction. 55-57 years completed the 45 mile distance.
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