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Old June 22nd, 2012, 03:21 PM   #781
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Sorry, who have any information about GREEN TOKEN of Airport linie Is it fantom or real.
If I understand your question correctly that you are asking are there Green Tokens used on the ARL link then the answer is No, the tokens are red. They also have the SRt logo and name on the front and numbered on the back with ARL name.
(Unless some new tokens have just been introduced in the last 2 weeks.....)

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 03:22 PM   #782
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I am metrotoken collector and have big collection this tokens with historys about it)))
I have blue, red Thairailway tokens and ##1-4 black metro tokens. I have information about green tokens of Thairailway at the first perio operated this line.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #784
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Transport speeds use of one-ticket system within 1 year

BANGKOK, July 12 – The Transport Ministry is speeding up implementation of a one-ticket system for transportation in Thailand for a trial period within one year, the ministry’s permanent secretary said.

In his capacity as chairman of the Common Ticket Management System Committee, Silpachai Jarukasemratana said the one-ticket system would allow commuters to switch between buses, boats and trains (sky trains and undergrounds included) by using a single ticket.

He said such a system would facilitate commuters and tourists alike while travelling in Thailand.

Passes for one, three, and seven days and for one month were offered for discussion, he said.

Details of profit distribution for each transport system will be discussed further, according to Mr Silpachai.

The Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning Office, as the main organisation tasked to develop the common ticketing system, must within a few months find appropriate personnel and complete the system's study and planning.

Krungthai Bank was nominated as the central bank for financial transactions through the system’s electronic network, or Automated Clearing House (ACH).

Meanwhile, Transport Ministry Inspector General Chula Sukmanop said the Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning Office's employment of advisors will be made within a budget of Bt714.3 million, of which Bt305.3 million is for setting up a common ticketing system, and Bt409 million is for ACH installation, both with a four-year management period. (MCOT online news)

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Old August 20th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #788
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MRTA in Bt600 bn investment plan line 2020

THE NATION August 21, 2012 1:00 am

An estimated 3 million passengers per day are forecast to travel on Bangkok's MRT rail system by 2020, prompting the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand to draw up urgent plans to invest in six more lines with a combined investment of Bt600 billion within those eight years.

Those six lines will cover a distance of 200 kilometres and should begin operations by 2020.

MRTA governor Yongsit Rojsrikul said yesterday that the six planned lines and increasing number of passengers would allow the company to achieve break-even point more quickly.

At present, the number of people using commuter rail is still low, accounting for only 10 per cent of Greater Bangkok's total mass-transit system. This derives from the small number of lines, which only reach limited numbers of people.

"The MRTA has been established for 20 years but it still has only one electric line that is only 20km long," Yongsit said.

He added that the MRTA also planned to generate more income from the space along its routes in both residential and commercial areas. The strategy aims to reduce the government's investment cost.

Suchatvee Suwansawat, chairman of the National Housing Authority, said the NHA, MRTA and the State Railway of Thailand were working together to set up residential projects along the mass-transit lines. The projects will assist people whose residences are situated along the main canals in Bangkok such as Prem Prachakorn and Saen Saeb.

These units number about 150,000 now. These people will be moved out to the Lam Luk Ka area, close to the BTS Green Line, Bang Kapi, close to the MRT Orange Line, and Min Buri, close to the MRT Pink Line. This project requires a budget of Bt72 billion.

Suchatvee added that people would be attracted to move to those areas as they would be convenient for transport.

Narong Pomlukthong, an academic with the Thailand Development Research Institute, said the MRTA should supervise the projects instead of managing the electric lines' operations. In addition, it should focus more on setting up maintenance units for all brands of locomotives. The plan will help the MRTA learn more about technology transfer and operating costs.

"So far, the MRTA has not had any experience managing costs, which have been handled by Bangkok Metro. The MRTA should learn more about return on investment to facilitate its supervisory tasks in the future," Narong said.

Moreover, the MRTA should prevent a monopoly in the rail system; the locomotives should not come from a single brand but should allow for other brands, he said.

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Old August 24th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #789
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Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presides over a ceremony marking the start of construction of a subway line (Blue Line) at Hua Lampong Station in Bangkok August 24, 2012.








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Old August 29th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #790
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Sukhumvit BTS line to get four-car trains in October

Published: 29/08/2012 at 01:57 AM

LAEM CHABANG : Skytrain operator Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC) is aiming for both passengers and revenue to increase by 15% next year with a new extension line and new trains in service.

The first four-car train is scheduled to enter service in early October, and all 35 will be delivered by next July. The new cars will increase passenger handling capacity by more than 30,000 people an hour. THITI WANNAMONTHA

The company received the first batch of 35 trailer cars manufactured by Germany's Siemens AG yesterday.

The trailer cars cost 2.1 billion baht and will lengthen the existing trains from three cars to four on the Sukhumvit line to accommodate more passengers during peak hours.

The first four-car train is scheduled to be in service in early October, and all 35 cars will be delivered by July 2013. The new cars increase passenger handling capacity by over 30,000 passengers per hour.

BTSC also purchased five Chinese-made four-car trains to serve higher volume on the Silom Line when the Wong Wian Yai-Bang Wa extension is in operation.

The 5.3-kilometre extension will open the first two stations at the end of this year and the other two by mid-2013, said chairman and chief executive Keeree Kanjanapas.

After completion, the BTS skytrain will run a total of 36.25 km, consisting of 34 stations and a fleet of 52 four-car trains totalling 208 cars.

At present, BTS services 600,000 passengers on average per day, with the number peaking at 715,000 in March.

Ridership is expected to hit 650,000 next year when the Wong Wian Yai-Bang Wa section is operational.

In the first quarter of this fiscal year starting in April, ridership rose 15% from a year earlier, but revenue surged 20%. The company targets ridership increasing 12-15% over last year.

"We are aiming for another 15% growth next year for both ridership and revenue," said Mr Keeree.

Chief operating officer Surapong Laoha-unya said the company is considering a fare increase next year, which was agreed upon in the concession with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).

The 5.25-km On Nut-Bearing extension opened earlier this year added 120,000 to 130,000 passengers daily to the Sukhumvit line, exceeding the BMA's estimates of 100,000. The new extension to Bang Wa is expected to draw up to 80,000 passengers a day, said Mr Surapong.

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Old September 12th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #791
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Airport Rail Link to be made state

The Nation September 13, 2012 1:00 am

The status of the Airport Rail Link will be raised to that of a state enterprise to settle the liquidity problem and business losses.

Deputy Transport Minister Chatchart Sithipan said the State Enterprise Policy Committee at a meeting chaired by Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong agreed to raise the Airport Rail Link to a status similar to that of the State Railway of Thailand by making the Finance Ministry its major stakeholder. It will be monitored by the Transport Ministry.

Airport Rail Link operates a rapid transit line from Suvarnabhumi Airport, via Makkasan, to Phya Thai station in central Bangkok. The company has been facing management problems due to low registered capital, which is only Bt140 million.

The rail link serves only 4,500 passengers daily and earns about Bt45 million a day. An average of only 300 passengers a month travelled from Makkasan Station to Suvarnabhumi Station. The connection of the Airport Rail Link route to other mass-transit systems is not flexible at the moment.

Chatchart said the committee also approved Bt460 million to improve the financial liquidity of Airport Rail Link. Kittiratt will bring the Airport Rail Link issue to be further studied by concerned government agencies, which will take about six months, before submitting it to the Cabinet for approval.

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Old September 17th, 2012, 03:14 PM   #792
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จะบอกว่าตอนนี้ตัวรถไฟเน่ามาก(ภายนอก) ไม่ยอมทำความสะอาด เรางง บีทีเอสยังล้างทำความสะอาด ให้ดูใหม่ได้ตลอด
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Old September 17th, 2012, 05:21 PM   #793
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BTS stations to get platform doors

Published: 17/09/2012 at 06:22 PM

Bangkok Transit System (BTS), operator of the skytrain, plans to install platform screen doors at the nine busiest stations on its network to improve passenger safety, Bangkok governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra said on Monday.

MR Sukhumbhand said the company will first install four sets of platform doors at Siam station. That would take about 10 months, he said, but did not say when the work would begin.

The work will take time because the system must undergo trial use to make sure it works properly before being extended to the other stations.

After that, 20 more sets of platform doors will be installed at another eight BTS stations over 12 months -- Asoke, On Nut, Phayathai, Victory Monument, Sala Daeng, Chidlom, Prompong and Chong Nonsee stations.

The total estimated cost is about 600 million baht, MR Sukhumbhand said.

MR Sukhumbhand said the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's decision to extend the contract with BTS for another 30 years had given the company the courage to make a long-term investment in future development for commuters' benefit and safety.

He believed the platform doors would eventually be installed at all skytrain stations.

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Old October 2nd, 2012, 08:38 PM   #795
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Thailand woos German train makers.

The Nation September 21, 2012 1:00 am

Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan has reiterated the Thai government's bid to have German train makers invest in a train-making factory, promising demand of over 800 carriages for the 10 electric train routes.

Meeting with Philipp Rosler, Germany’s Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, yesterday, Jarupong said that he said that all state railway agencies should put up train purchases in one lot, to increase the bargaining power. He noted that the Transport Ministry is in the process to complete 10 electric train routes, which should require about 800 train carriages. A single bid should be opened for the supply of the train carriage, which should encourage a train maker to produce the carriages here and transfer technology to Thais.

"The German showed interest in this," he said.

Aside from the train issue, both also discussed on protection on German companies operating in Thailand particularly those in the automotive sector. Rosler expressed his concern over the assembling of German vehicles in Thailand, which are threatening the profitability of German companies which legally imported completely-built units.

Rosler yesterday also paid respect to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House, the visit which marked the 150th anniversary of Thai-German relationship. He also attended the third Thai-German economic council meeting, attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong. Issues to be discussed by the council involve energy and food security. During the meeting with Yingluck, Rosler also affirmed commitment to strengthen Germany’s relationship with Thailand and Asean, commenting that Thailand has potential to become a regional logistics hub.

Yingluck, who visited Germany in July, also pressed for the dispatch of Germany’s food experts to Thailand to improve the country’s food safety standards. She also extended invitation to German companies to invest in green and alternative energy, as well as infrastructure projects.

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Alstom looks at setting up train-parts factory in Kingdom

The Nation October 3, 2012 1:00 am

Alstom (Thailand) Ltd, the local unit of a leading French energy-solutions and rail-transport company, is conducting a feasibility study on establishing a plant in Thailand to manufacture electric-train parts. It expects to reach a conclusion on the proposal within a year.

The plan is aimed at enhancing the company's competitiveness in Asean's second-largest economy. It was disclosed after Alstom (Thailand) signed a memorandum of cooperation with Kasetsart University on development of engineering undergraduates.

Didier Farez, president for Alstom (Thailand), said the company was active in Thailand's rail transport and electricity generation.

Besides the feasibility study on the factory proposal, it has been in discussions with the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) and local alliances.

Farez noted that Alstom was French's first developer of high-speed trains, and said the company emphasised safety.

Alstom has been involved in the MRTA's Blue Line extension. It is seeking the opportunity to participate in the Purple and Green Line extension projects as well.

Farez said Thailand was expected to develop a high-speed rail system, which will entail more electric-train projects and more electricity plants. This could raise demand for engineers, who are now in short supply in the Kingdom.

Jerome de Grandmaison, vice president of human resources for Asia at Alstom, said the region's economic expansion had prompted some countries to seek ways of developing their transport systems, electricity generation and human-resource competency.

Thailand is the first Asean country where Alstom has decided to co-develop engineers.

Alstom will transfer its technical knowledge and experience Thai engineering undergraduates in the fields of electrical power, electrical grids and transport. Engineering undergraduates will take part in the Alstom Graduate Programme with two-year internships across the world.

Alstom will also join research and development projects of Kasetsart University's engineering faculty as a way to develop smart-grid technology.

Wuttichai Kapinkan, president for Kasetsart University, said its engineering faculty would introduce a railway-engineering curriculum at the undergraduate level next year with expected enrolment of 40 students per year.

The university has urged the government to set a clear policy on the rail-transport system so that educational institutions could plan to develop engineers for it, he said, adding that sufficient budget should be provided to support human-resource development in this field.

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Siemens hones in on Thai market Bangkok mass transit bids are key lure

Published: 1/10/2012 at 02:31 AM

Thailand was listed as one of six high-potential countries for investment by Siemens AG, the German industrial giant, which is pinning its hopes on more rail projects being launched this year.

Anthony Chay, chief executive of Siemens (Thailand) Ltd, said Thailand is among the Second Wave Emerging Countries (SEWEC) along with Vietnam, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and South Africa. Siemens operates in 192 countries.

The first wave is the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China.

The second-wave markets are expected to drive growth for Siemens in the future, Mr Chay said.

"We see potential in these markets over the next 20 years based on population, urbanisation, and the political and economic situation including GDP growth," he noted.

Mobility is likely to play a greater role in these countries and infrastructure will be developed, so Siemens is ready to invest more in projects and human resources in these markets.

"Bangkok is like many megacities around the world that require an efficient mass transit network," said Mr Chay.

Siemens has committed to the further development of the Bangkok mass transit network, he added.

The German group is waiting for bids to be called for the Purple and Blue mass-transit rail lines, hopefully later this year. The German firm also wants to bid for high-speed train projects planned by the Pheu Thai government.

"We have to be patient, but good news is we are seeing movement from the government side," he added.

The company earlier signed a contract worth 2.1 billion baht with Bangkok Mass Transit System Co (BTSC) to supply 35 trailer cars for the skytrain to lengthen its existing three-car trains on the Sukhumvit line to four. Another partnership with a Khon Kaen firm to assemble passenger coaches in Thailand was signed with the aim of securing a potential contract worth 4.9 billion baht to be tendered by the State Railways of Thailand.

Regarding human resources, Mr Chay said Siemens joined hands with leading universities in Thailand to develop a master's degree curriculum for rail engineers to serve personnel needs in coming years.

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Alstom enlarges Thai footprint In talks with potential local partners

Published: 3/10/2012 at 09:13 AM Newspaper section: Business

France's Alstom is considering a plan to build a manufacturing facility for train components in Thailand as the global production base in a move to grow its presence and sharpen competitiveness against arch rival Siemens.

Didier Farez, the president of Alstom (Thailand) Ltd, said the company has been approached by the Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) to consider the project and is in discussion with potential local partners.

"It will take about one year to finalise the plan," said Mr Farez, adding that the facility in Thailand would serve not only the Thai market but also exports.

The French rail leader also dabbles in power generation and transmission and operates manufacturing facilities in Indonesia, China and India.

Its train-related projects in Thailand include developing tracks for the MRTA's Blue Line and supplying diesel locomotives to the State Railway of Thailand.

Siemens AG earlier announced a partnership with a Khon Kaen company to assembly passenger coaches in Thailand.

Germany's Siemens has also worked with leading universities here to develop the country's first master's degree in rail engineering to produce qualified personnel for the industry, currently in short supply.

Yesterday, Alstom signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kasetsart University's engineering faculty to develop students in engineering fields for both the power and transport sectors. The goal is to produce 1,000 engineers during the five years.

KU will introduce a bachelor's-degree programme in rail engineering, the first of its kind in Thailand, next semester. It hopes for 40 graduates a year.

KU students will have the opportunity to enrich their technical knowledge and experience through on-the-job training at selected Alstom operations in Asia.

Jerome de Grandmaison, the vice-president for human resources in Asia, said Alstom signed similar agreements earlier in China and India. The MoU includes a student exchange between Alstom's Asia graduate programmes, enabling the best students to be exposed to different projects in other countries.

Assoc Prof Thanya Kiatiwat, KU's engineering dean, said the partnership with Alstom will contribute to the development of infrastructure of Thailand and Asean as demand for electricity and rail expansion continues to grow in the region.

Mr Farez said Alstom wants to join bids for the Blue Line and Green Line contracts. The company also targets power projects from the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, as local power demand keeps growing.

With reported sales of 20 billion (794 billion baht) in the 2011-12 fiscal year, Alstom employs 92,000 people and operates in 100 countries.

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Transport Ministry speeds up Airport Link extension; sees completion in 3 years

BANGKOK, Oct 4 – Thailand’s Ministry of Transportis speeding up an Airport Link route extension to be completed within three years with an investment of over Bt30 billion.

Deputy Minister of Transport Pol Lt-Gen Chat Kuldiloke said the ministry is extending the route from Phayathai to Don Mueang station as Don Mueang Airport resumed full commercial services on October 1.

He spoke after presiding at a ceremony on bikeriding to help stop global warming at the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) headquarters as part of the government's policy to promote energy and environment conservation measures.

Studies on impact on the environment will take six months before the bidding process begins.

Initially, the Chitrlada station is to be adjusted to be incorporated as part of the underground system, while routes are to be designed to not duplicate Red electric rail line service. (MCOT online news)

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