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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #761
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สนข.ชงต่อขยายรถไฟฟ้า 10 สาย

นางสร้อยทิพย์ ไตรสุทธิ์ ผู้อำนวยการสำนักงานนโยบายและแผนการขนส่งและจราจร (สนข.) กล่าวว่า สนข.กำลังเร่งจัดทำกรอบเวลาเพื่อติดตามความก้าวหน้าการดำเนินโครงการแผนแม่บทระบบขนส่งมวลชน จำนวน 10 เส้นทาง จากที่ได้อนุมัติไว้ 12 เส้นทาง เพื่อนำเสนอ คณะรัฐมนตรี รับทราบ ประกอบด้วยโครงการที่อยู่ในความรับผิดชอบของ รฟม. 7 เส้นทาง ได้แก่ รถไฟฟ้าสายสีเขียวเข้ม(ลำลูกกา-บางปู) สีเขียวอ่อน ยศเส-บางหว้า สายสีน้ำเงิน บางซื่อ-หัวลำโพง-ท่าพระ-พุทธมณฑล สาย4 สายสีม่วง บางใหญ่-ราษฎร์บูรณะ สายสีส้ม จรัญฯ-มีนบุรี สายสีชมพู แคราย-มีนบุรี สายสีเหลือง ลาดพร้าว-สำโรง อีก 3 เส้นทางที่อยู่ในความรับผิดชอบของการรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย (ร.ฟ.ท.) ได้แก่ รถไฟชานเมืองสายสีแดงเข้ม (ม.ธรรมศาสตร์-ศูนย์รังสิต-มหาชัย) รถไฟชานเมืองสายสีแดงอ่อน (ศาลายา-หัวหมาก) และแอร์พอร์ตลิงค์ (สนามบินดอนเมือง-สุวรรณภูมิ) ส่วนอีก 2 เส้นทาง มอบหมายให้ กรุงเทพมหานคร ดำเนินการ ได้แก่ รถไฟฟ้าสายสีเทา (วัชรพล-พระราม 9 ) สายสีฟ้า (ดินแดง-ยศเส)

http://www.manager.co.th/Business/Vi...=9550000056621

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) is expanding the 10 mass transit lines. In addition to the 10 mass transit lines, 2 more lines will also be added and they will be operated by BMA. They are as follows:

11. Grey line (Watcharapol - Rama 9)

12. Light Blue line (Din Daeng - Yotse)
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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #762
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Thanks! I guess I'll gave to take the express service then. Last time I used it it was 150Thb from Makkasan station if I'm not mistaken.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #763
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BMA may demolish BTS Taksin Station for faster service

BANGKOK, 17 May 2012 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is considering demolishing the structure of Taksin Station in order to eliminate the current rail bottleneck problem, which has been hindering the service.

According to the BMA’s Traffic and Transportation Department, the opening of the BTS extension line from Wongwian Yai to Bang Wa, which is slated to be fully operational in August 2013, will increase the daily number of commuters by 500,000. In a bid to accommodate the expected increase in passenger number, the department has drawn up a plan on the demolition of Taksin Station, originally designed to be a temporary station, with an aim to resolve the rail bottleneck in the area and speed up the service.

If the plan is executed, a skywalk would be built in place of the station. The 1-kilometer long skywalk is expected to be equipped with a series of escalators, connecting Surasak Station with the Sathorn river pier.

The construction of the skywalk is estimated to cost over 600 million baht. The removal of Taksin Station’s existing structure and the new railway construction are expected to take up another 77 million baht. The plan has been proposed to BMA executives for consideration.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #764
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Old May 20th, 2012, 01:18 AM   #765
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Any particular reaon why it's called 'Siam' station? (Siam being the old name for Thailand)
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Old May 20th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #766
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Any particular reaon why it's called 'Siam' station? (Siam being the old name for Thailand)
Like almost all stations in the world, it is named after the location it is in; in this case Siam District.

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Old May 21st, 2012, 03:57 PM   #768
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:04 AM   #769
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Like almost all stations in the world, it is named after the location it is in; in this case Siam District.
Ah, thanks. I'd thought it may have had something to do with it being nearby some governmental buildings, but, going by the photo - there wasn't any.

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:23 AM   #770
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BTS Dark Green (Silom) Line Extension

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Update การก่อสร้างสถานีรัชดา-ราชพฤกษ์ (S10)
22 พฤษภาคม 2555

Set 1 Cross Beam ตัวที่ 2 (Line B) ของสถานี S10 กำลังเตรียมแบบหล่อ Platform Column





Set 2 Cross Beam ตัวที่ 1 (Line A) ของสถานี S10 ทำการหล่อ Platform Column เสร็จเรียบร้อยแล้ว กำลังดำเนินการติดตั้ง Table Form เพื่อทำการหล่อ Platform Cross Beam ต่อไป





Set 3 ภาพรวมงานก่อสร้างอาคารสถานี



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Old May 22nd, 2012, 04:18 PM   #771
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Judging by the map in Post #244 there still seems to be no plan to extend the Dark Green line westward from the National Stadium.

Considering just how much demand there would be for such a route I find it mindboggling that they are still not considering it. Afterall, it could be easily extended above Thanon Bamrung Muang and Thanon Rama I.
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State committed to mass transit

Published: 23/05/2012 at 02:17 AM Newspaper

The government is committed to investing 1.64 trillion baht to develop 10 mass transit routes and logistics-related projects over the next seven years.

Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan yesterday proposed infrastructure and logistics development plans through 2018 to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong. Mr Kittiratt promised to give full financial support to the projects.

Mr Jarupong said the two ministries will later establish a joint committee to refine the proposals and raise funds for development.

The two ministries agreed the government needs to speed up investment for the Asean Economic Community.

The remaining 1 trillion baht will be spent on air, water, and rail transportation infrastructure. This will include the expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport and the development of dual-track and high-speed trains.

The government said recently it would scrap bids for Red Line work to ensure it receives 70 billion baht from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to finance the project.

The State Railway of Thailand's (SRT) board earlier decided to scrap bids for the third Red Line contract, involving electrical and signalling-system work worth 26.7 billion baht, after four bidders failed to qualify.

The SRT, which supervises the Red Line, faces severe problems in undertaking the project, especially the need to remove public utilities along the route.

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Judging by the map in Post #244 there still seems to be no plan to extend the Dark Green line westward from the National Stadium.

Considering just how much demand there would be for such a route I find it mindboggling that they are still not considering it. Afterall, it could be easily extended above Thanon Bamrung Muang and Thanon Rama I.
There are plans for the extension of this line, however that map this is only the master plan for the first phase of the 10 mass transit lines. There will be more lines and extension added.

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Siemens engineers venture in Khon Kaen
Published: 23/05/2012 at 09:36 AM

Siemens AG has entered into a partnership with a Khon Kaen company to assemble passenger coaches in Thailand, marking the German train giant's first foray into local manufacturing.

Grundmaan: B4.9bn bid for trains likely

This year or next, they will tender a bid of 4.9 billion baht or around 100 million to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) to build 115 passenger trains, said Hans-Jorg Grundmann, the chief executive of Siemens' rail systems division.

He was speaking during a trip to Bangkok yesterday.

Siemens has agreed to set up a 50:50 joint venture with Cho Thavee Dollasien Ltd (CTV-Doll), which has its own factory in Khon Kaen.

Siemens' Thai partner has supplied dining cars in Thailand for many years and has a contract to refurbish SRT trains.

A memorandum of understanding for the partnership will be signed in Thailand this month, said Dr Grundmann.

CTV-Doll will be responsible for manufacturing, assembling and maintenance of the coaches; detailed engineering and assembling of the interiors using local materials whenever possible; and manufacturing complete car body shells including painting.

Siemens will complete the coach designs, provide technical assistance and supply complete bogies and other major components from Vienna.

"We've been in partnership talks with CTV-Doll for five or six years until the SRT came up with this project," said Dr Grundmann.

"This project is expected to draw stiff competition from Chinese, South Korean and Japanese train manufacturers. But Siemens is ready to be a pioneer in manufacturing rail vehicles in Thailand and hopes this collaboration will support the Thai government's vision of bringing international expertise to Thailand."

He met yesterday with Deputy Transport Minister Chatchart Sithipan, who invited Siemens to bid for the 200-kilometre Bangkok-Rayong high-speed train project.

The government is considering four high-speed train routes linking the capital including Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Nakhon Ratchasima, but Mr Chatchart said the Rayong route is the most feasible.

Dr Grundmann said with 15 million residents in Greater Bangkok, the city can expect tremendous increases in its population. Half of Thais will live in urban areas by 2015, up from 20% now.

The Bangkok Mass Transit Development Plan calls for a construction of 12 mass transit lines covering a combine 545 kilometres of new track by 2019.

"With 500 people working in Thailand for Siemens, we're here to stay," he said.

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Ministry urges Siemens to train rail staff

Published: 28/05/2012 at 08:24 AM

The Transport Ministry has proposed that Siemens Co, the contractor of the Airport Rail Link system, provide training on system installation and maintenance to electric train staff members.

Deputy permanent secretary for transport Chamroon Tangpaisarnkit, chairman of the SRT Electric Train Co which runs the Airport Rail Link, yesterday said staff need to know how to maintain existing lines on the elevated train route and install new equipment.

He said the German firm should go beyond just selling trains and parts.

Hiring the contractor's supplier to take care of the system itself would be wasteful, said Mr Chamroon.

"We want the transfer of technologies every time we buy goods as prices of electric trains and their spare parts are relatively high," said the chairman of SRT Electric Train Co.

The manufacturer or supplier should provide training to SRT Electric Train staff, even if Siemens claims it has some 400 employees in Thailand.

He also wanted to know Siemens' policy for addressing parts shortages for the Airport Rail Link.

He said he had asked SRT Electric Train Co executives to identify obstacles in the operation of the system.

During the previous SRT Electric Train board meeting, the procurement of more electric trains was approved, Mr Chamroon said, adding the board also agreed to recruit more experts to help run the company.

Pakorn Tangjetsakao, acting president of SRT Electric Train Co, said he had earlier sent a letter asking Siemens to extend the warranty period for its spare parts, which expired in March this year. He asked for a two-year extension, or until March 2014, citing the firm's delay in fixing more than 100 pieces of equipment which had developed technical problems while under warranty.

Deputy Transport Minister Chatchart Sithipan said Siemens has shown interest in investing in 10 electric train lines and the high-speed mainline train project.

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MRTA in talks with Ital-Thai for decreased bidding price

The Nation May 30, 2012 1:00 am

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand is entering negotiations with Italian-Thai Development with a view to the company lowering the bid price for the Purple Line's sixth contract from Bt4.14 billion. The current bid price is higher than the median price of Bt3.66 billion.

Expecting negotiations to be completed in two weeks, MRTA acting governor Kritiya Sumitnand yesterday said that if Ital-Thai refused to lower its price, she would submit the current bid for Cabinet approval.

Of the eight contracts for the Purple Line electric-train route, the sixth is the only one that has not yet been awarded.

The contract signing was expected last July, but the MRTA has delayed the consideration process given that Ital-Thai was the only qualified bidder in the first round. Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction was disqualified.

Left with just one bidder, the MRTA has questioned whether the contract-awarding process could be challenged on legal grounds.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is financing the Purple Line, confirmed in October and April that Ital-Thai was a qualified bidder and that the MRTA must open its financial bid as soon as possible, so that the contract could be signed and further repercussions, such as increasing costs, avoided.

An MRTA source said he expected the board would call on Ital-Thai to negotiate a discount to get the final bid more in line with the limit set by the agency.

However, if the company refuses to adjust its bid price, or if any offered reduction is too small, the board will forward the final bid to the Cabinet for ministers either to accept the price or terminate the bidding process,

he said. In either case, the setback would further complicate the construction of the Purple Line, because the tender has already been delayed for almost a year. Because of the continued delay, the MRTA has had to pay a commitment fee to the JICA, amounting to 0.1 per cent of the loan allocated but not yet drawn upon.

In fact, the source said the rail-work construction for the sixth contract should have had a higher median price. However, the government had transferred some of the budget for the whole project to Ch Karnchang and Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction, which won the bidding for the first and second contracts respectively, to upgrade the construction work.

As a result, the budget for the sixth contract was trimmed, too.

The budget for the entire Purple Line project is set at Bt36 billion. Because of the budget transfer, the money available for the last contract to be signed is now only Bt3.66 billion.

The source also said that if Ital-Thai offered a reduction in its bid price to meet the initial maximum level, it could result in a reduction in the specified quality of the rail work, which might cause problems in the long run. The MRTA already has to pay a delay fee to the contractors for the first and second contracts, whose construction work is complete but which are now merely waiting for the rails, which are not yet ready.

"The problems surrounding the Purple Line reflect the failure of the MRTA management and the political interference of the MRTA board," the source said. "Apart from the increased budget burden, the work might not get done as per the quality specifications that were requested at the outset. All these preventable delays have meant that the government has had to pay a commitment fee to the JICA and delay penalties to existing contractors."

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Ministry urges Siemens to train rail staff

Published: 28/05/2012 at 08:24 AM

The Transport Ministry has proposed that Siemens Co, the contractor of the Airport Rail Link system, provide training on system installation and maintenance to electric train staff members.

Deputy permanent secretary for transport Chamroon Tangpaisarnkit, chairman of the SRT Electric Train Co which runs the Airport Rail Link, yesterday said staff need to know how to maintain existing lines on the elevated train route and install new equipment.

He said the German firm should go beyond just selling trains and parts.

Hiring the contractor's supplier to take care of the system itself would be wasteful, said Mr Chamroon.

"We want the transfer of technologies every time we buy goods as prices of electric trains and their spare parts are relatively high," said the chairman of SRT Electric Train Co.

The manufacturer or supplier should provide training to SRT Electric Train staff, even if Siemens claims it has some 400 employees in Thailand.

He also wanted to know Siemens' policy for addressing parts shortages for the Airport Rail Link.

He said he had asked SRT Electric Train Co executives to identify obstacles in the operation of the system.

During the previous SRT Electric Train board meeting, the procurement of more electric trains was approved, Mr Chamroon said, adding the board also agreed to recruit more experts to help run the company.

Pakorn Tangjetsakao, acting president of SRT Electric Train Co, said he had earlier sent a letter asking Siemens to extend the warranty period for its spare parts, which expired in March this year. He asked for a two-year extension, or until March 2014, citing the firm's delay in fixing more than 100 pieces of equipment which had developed technical problems while under warranty.

Deputy Transport Minister Chatchart Sithipan said Siemens has shown interest in investing in 10 electric train lines and the high-speed mainline train project.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/tran...ain-rail-staff
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