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Old January 9th, 2011, 06:16 AM   #601
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2 lines currently under construction. 55-57 years completed the 45 mile distance.

I meant the vehicles, not the system itself.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 07:22 AM   #602
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Who pays for all of these lines to be constructed? Impressive system!
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Old January 9th, 2011, 09:07 AM   #603
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Old January 9th, 2011, 09:11 AM   #604
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Old January 10th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #605
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Some pics from my recent riding on the SARL from Suvarnabhumi to Makkasan on Jan.5

Information about airline check-in service at BCAT.
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Underground station at the airport.
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On the train.
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(เบาะสีซีดเร็วเนอะ เอานิ้วลูบๆดูไม่ใช่เพราะแสง แต่ซีดจริงๆ)

Speed check by GPS was exactly max.160 kph
But please don't be serious about minus altitude. My phone always shows this error.
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Express train's platform at Makkasan terminal.
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Old January 12th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #606
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2 lines currently under construction. 55-57 years completed the 45 mile distance.
That should be 2012-2014 (55-57 looks so confused)
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Old January 15th, 2011, 09:11 AM   #607
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MRTA - MRT Blue line - 3 cars

ฺฺBMA - BTS lines - 3 cars (silom line will be replaced by 4 cars train soon ,also sukhumvit line but late after)

SRT - airport line - 3 cars for local train and 1 car for luggage container added in express train
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Old January 15th, 2011, 09:15 AM   #608
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Who pays for all of these lines to be constructed? Impressive system!

I'm sure Thailand have fund for this. But in the past expressway beats train project away.

And this is 20 years project. We don't built it all in once



Mr. Natthaphatlove, miles and kilometers are big different unit na krup.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 12:07 PM   #609
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Old January 17th, 2011, 01:35 PM   #610
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Great plans! Do yu have a bigger map?
Here, just click on pictures for links.

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Old January 19th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #611
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Old March 10th, 2011, 01:36 PM   #612
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Old March 10th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #613
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Very Impressive Plans
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Old March 11th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #614
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Airport Rail Link fare discounts on the way

Bangkokpost Published: 10/03/2011 at 12:00 AM

The State Railway of Thailand will introduce promotional packages to boost the number of commuters using its Airport Rail Link Express Line, which now attracts just 700 commuters a day.

The initiative was agreed yesterday at a meeting of the SRT Electric Train Co, which operates the Airport Rail Link, to try to put an end to the firms' losses.

Under the plan the SRT Electric Train Co would soon call a meeting with airlines to discuss promotional packages, including fare discounts, for tourists using the Express Line.

Chairat Sa-nguansue, chairman of the SRT Electric Train Co board, said the board has assigned board member Suchatchawee Suwannasawat and SRT deputy governor Pakorn Tangjetsakow to draw up a strategy to cut expenses and raise the revenues of the company which had fallen short of targets due to the low number of commuters using the line.

The Express Line runs non-stop from Makkasan to Suvarnabhumi airport, attracts only 700 commuters a day, below the target of 2,200 a day, said Mr Chairat.

Mr Pakorn, who supervises the SRT Electric Train Co, said average revenue of the company was 35 million baht a month, while its expenses stood at 77 million baht a month. If the number of commuters using the Express Line met its target of 2,200, the company's revenue could be increased by 9 million baht a month, he said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/tran...nts-on-the-way
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Old April 20th, 2011, 09:25 AM   #615
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Overpriced airport link is 'a debacle'

SPECIAL REPORT: Passengers unhappy with shoddy service are looking elsewhere

Published: 18/04/2011 at 12:00 AM

The rail link project between central Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi airport has turned out to be a fiasco, with passengers paying up to 150 baht for what they say is a shoddy service.

Officials have been bombarded with complaints.

There have been complaints that the terminals at the stations are badly signposted; there are no escalators; and there are no trolleys for passengers with heavy bags to use. Other complaints include the lack of a car park and no facilities linking the stations to public transport.

Passengers also complained the train "looks old" and the seats are uncomfortable. Many passengers are also upset by the way the doors to the train shut with heavy force.

Basic technical equipment has also failed.

Permanent secretary for transport Supoj Saplom admitted the problems and lack of facilities stemmed from the operation's substandard design.

The 28-kilometre Airport Rail Link between central Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi airport has been plagued with these problems after less than one year of trials and service.

On March 27, the express non-stop train service of the Airport Rail Link from Makkasan station to Suvarnabhumi was halted due to a technical problem, although commuter trains on the line had been operating as normal.

Carbon brushes _ an essential component in the brakes of the electric-powered train _ that were supposed to last six months failed after only three days of use.

Pakorn Tangjedsakao, acting managing director of SRT Electric Train Co, which manages the rail link project, said express train services were halted after the company ran out of the carbon brushes, which are worth about 100,000 baht each.

Mr Pakorn said it was also found the express train's disk brakes developed cracks and the brake pads were also wearing down faster than usual. The company has contacted Siemens, the contractor, to fix the problems as quickly as possible, Mr Pakorn said.

He said the train must have a stock of spare parts worth about 10% of the price of the locomotive.

He said the trains under the project are worth 4.65 billion baht so the stock of spare parts must be worth about 460 million baht.

But at the initial stage of the project, there were problems related to the budget and no contract was made to arrange for the stocks of spare parts, Mr Pakorn said.

He said the company's executives have asked the board members to allocate a budget of about 270 million baht to buy spare parts.

The service started operating on a trial basis on June 1 last year providing free rides. The Airport Rail Link began full commercial operations with promotional fares on Aug 23 last year.

The Airport Rail Link offers City Line, which runs from Phaya Thai to Suvarnabhumi with a full range of stops. The 30-minute ride costs a flat rate of 15 baht. The Express Line runs non-stop from Makkasan to the airport, taking just 15 minutes and costs 100 baht. Trains run from 6am to midnight.

After Jan 1, 2011, fares for the City Line varied from 15 baht to 45 baht, while the Express Line rose to 150 baht.

Permanent secretary for transport Supoj Saplom said the increase in fares for the Express Line has led to a sharp drop in the number of passengers to 700 a day, below the target of 2,200, although the City Line still can attract between 36,000 to 40,000 a day.

Mr Supoj said the company earns about 35 million baht a month but its expenditure is much higher at about 77 million baht a month. This means the losses total 42 million baht a month.

Mr Supoj said the solution is to attract more passengers to the Express Line, most of whom are travellers and tourists with heavy bags, by installing more facilities. He admitted that the inconvenience and the lack of facilities stem from the substandard design. Urgent steps are being taken to make improvements, he said.

State Railway of Thailand governor Yutthana Thapcharoen said the SRT has set aside a budget of 646 million baht to improve and build facilities and signposts at all stations within this year.

About 250 million baht will be spent on improving the Makkasan station. Of that amount, 80 million baht will be allocated to build a 130m-skywalk to link the concourse on the Makkasan station to the underground railway's Phetchaburi station.

Deputy government spokesman Supachai Jaisamut said the cabinet resolved on April 12 that the Finance Ministry arrange a loan worth 1.86 billion baht for SRT Electric Train Co to help the company run the Airport Rail Link project.

Kantapa Piriyapongsa, an office employee, complained the trains do not arrive on time, resulting in passengers missing flights at Suvarnabhumi.

Rungroj Piyapanuwat, a teacher, said the doors to the trains close violently and the seats in the trains are uncomfortable.

Nuttaya Jaisongkror, a student, said she had to travel a long way by taxi to reach Thap Chang station and that there were no signposts at the station.

Sri-arun Jangtiyanont, an office worker, said there were no escalators for passengers with heavy bags and the lifts are too far away.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/loca...k-is-a-debacle
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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #618
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ไป test รถด่วนพญาไทมาครับ ตอนขึ้นถึงชานชาลาไปรถใกล้ออกแล้ว เลยไม่ค่อยได้ถ่ายอะไรซักเท่าไหร่




ในตู้โดยสารที่ผมนั่งไปครับ มีผู้โดยสารเยอะพอสมควรนะ คันนี้ประมาณ 40-50 คนได้ครับ




ตู้สัมภาระอันว่างเปล่า....


18:59 น. ขบวนรถ City Line ก็เข้ามาเทียบชานชาลาที่ 1 ครับ


ตั๋วโดยสาร เป็นกระดาษแข็งราคา 90 บาทครับ ซื้อตั๋วที่ห้องจำหน่ายตั๋วแลวเจ้าหน้าที่จะพาเราเข้าไปส่งถึงหน้าลิฟต์เลยครับ


ตอนแรกที่ได้อ่านจากรีวิวของคุณป๋าวิศรุต ผมก็นึกไปถึงตั๋วแข็งแบบโบราณซะงั้น น่าเสียดายเหมือนกันนะ ถ้าเค้าลงทุนซักนิด ทำตั๋วแบบนี้ออกมาใช้ (ซึ่งเท่าที่ทราบ ในอังกฤษ ก็ยังใช้ตั๋วแบบนี้อยู่) ก็น่าจะกลายเป็นของสะสมได้อีกอย่างนึงเลยทีเดียว

อันนี้ลองทำเล่นๆ ครับ


และสุดปลายทาง สถานีสุวรรณภูมิครับ ใช้เวลาเดินทาง 17 นาทีเป๊ะๆ ตามกำหนดเวลาครับ


จบรีวิวสั้นๆ แต่เพียงเท่านี้ ขอบคุณที่ติดตามชมครับ
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Old June 8th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #619
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I traveled by this, both to/from the airport there were a total of 3 passengers. And it was during a busy time of the day. Such a nice service, but no users...
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Old June 8th, 2011, 03:09 PM   #620
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I think you mean the express line, not many people use that because it stops at Makkasan station and right now there're nothing there.
The city line on the other hand has a lot of people.. it's cheaper and stops at Phayathai, which is connected to the BTS Skytrain.
To gain more passenger they have recently changed that and the express line now stops at Phayathai Station.
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