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Old February 11th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #961
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Bangkok metro projects face mixed outlook
11 Feb 2014

THAILAND: Work on urban rail projects in Bangkok is continuing amid the ongoing political turmoil, interim Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt reported following a tour of construction sites in the city on February 5.

Sittipunt provided a progress report on three metro projects. These were the extensions of the Blue Line at both ends, from Hua Lamphong to Bang Khae and Bang Sue to Tha Phra, totalling 27 km (53% completed); the 18 km extension of the BTS Skytrain Green Line from Bearing to Samut Prakan (23% completed); and the 23 km Purple Line from Bang Sue (Tao Pun) to Bang Yai, which is 85% complete. This is likely to be the first of the routes to open, with test running scheduled for September 2016 and revenue service from early 2017. Sittipunt also suggested that a preferred bidder for the 18 km northern extension of the Green Line from Mo Chit to Ku Kot could be selected by mid-April.

Other planned urban rail investment is facing potentially significant delay because of the political situation. Among the projects awaiting government approval is the 23 km Orange metro line between Cultural Centre and Min Buri, where there would be an interchange with the planned 54 km Pink Line monorail from Khae Rai, also still to be approved.
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Old February 11th, 2014, 09:57 PM   #962
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Bangkok Metro Update

MRT Purple Line - 23 Km - 90% complete - expected opening 2017

MRT Blue Line Extension - 14 Km - 47% complete

BTS Green Line South Extension - 12.8 Km - 10% complete

SRT Red Line - 26 Km - 6% complete


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BTS Green Line North Extension - 11.4 Km - Approved

MRT Pink Line Monorail - 36 Km - Waiting for cabinet approval

MRT Orange Line - 20 Km - Waiting for cabinet approval

https://www.facebook.com/chadchartofficial?fref=ts
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Old February 11th, 2014, 10:04 PM   #963
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Old February 13th, 2014, 08:35 AM   #964
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What is the current status of the Sky Walk system? Will it be extended?
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:25 AM   #965
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Old April 17th, 2014, 06:09 PM   #966
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Bangkok SkyTrain funding approved
17 Apr 2014

THAILAND: The cabinet has approved Ministry of Finance loans to Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand for the construction of three SkyTrain lines in Bangkok.

As well as being used to pay off debts and related expenses, the loan includes 10·9bn baht towards construction of the Purple Line from Bang Yai to Bang Sue; 4·5bn baht allocated to the Blue Line from Hua Lampong to Bang Kae and from Bang Sue to Tha Phra; and 1·6bn baht earmarked for the Green Line from Bearing to Samut Prakan.

All three lines are already under construction. The total cost of the Purple Line is estimated at 37·7bn baht, the Blue Line 55bn baht and the Green Line 17bn baht
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Old April 28th, 2014, 02:36 PM   #967
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The reality of implementation dates for new metro lines in Bangkok - be skeptical and expect delays!
2014: Currently, the situation for 2014 is seemingly the following

1) BTS Dark Green line (MRTA project), Mo Chit to Lam Lukka ext: Tender April 2014
2) MRTA Pink line: Tender late 2014 (an 18 month delay for the Pink line from mid 2013 for a line which previously delayed 2 yrs)
3) MRTA Orange line: late 2014 tender
4) SRT ARL ext to DMK: unknown tender date
5) BMA Grey monorail Line: now 2015
6) MRTA Yellow monorail Line: is also due for tender late 2014 but may be pushed back into 2015 due to the Pink Line delay

In summary, be skeptical of dates and timeline. They will change many times. We may even get lucky wtih an earlier tender date for one line. Updates will be provided as the picture becomes clearer. If two lines/exts start work in 2014, I'll be personally pleasantly happy. More than that will be a bonus. Sigh......!
The tender deadline for the 1) BTS Dark Green line (MRTA project), Mo Chit to Lam Lukka ext: has been pushed back from mid April to the end of May due to a change in the TOR.

In relation to the other lines mentioned above and delayed from last year, the Pink & Orange lines are still priorities to be proceeded with as soon as the political crisis is solved and a new government is formed. Don't expect any new line to be tendered until late 2014 at the earliest.
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Old May 16th, 2014, 07:39 AM   #968
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Ch Karnchang PCL (the mother company of BMCL) has come to ensure that the testrun will start by July - October 2016 before the full service on 5 December 2016 instead of December 2016 before the full service will start in 2017.



This purple line will feed the passengers from both Eastern bank and Western Bank of Nonthaburi to feed Blue Line to improve the number of passengers from current 270000 - 280000 passengers a day to turn from the loss ridden to the money makers



MRTA also wish for faster full service as early as possible as the civil work is almost done including 1 km extension of Blue line from Bangsue to Tao poon (Contract 5) to allow better connection with Purple line. The first year of purple line will be 180000 passengers a day for sure - at the rate of 10-40 Baht for purple line.



The latest progress report in April 2014:

Overall 89.27% done - 0.56% lag from the projected target

Contract 1: Elevated track from Tao Poon - Phra Nang Klao Bridge (CK PCL and Tokyu) - 99.69% done

Contract 2: Elevated track from Phra Nang Klao Bridge - Bang Yai - Bang Phai (STECON) - 92.08% done - faster than the goal by 0.28%

Contract 3: Depot and Maintenance Center + Park and Ride at Bang Yai intersection, Tha It intersection and Nonthaburi intersection (Power Line - ASCON - ruam Nakhorn Construction) - 71.13% - lagged from the target by 4.67%

Contract 4: The rolling stocks and service - 30 year concession - BMCL - done by 0.3%

Contract 6: Plate laying - ITD - 61.74%



This is quite encouraging sign for real estate developers indeed - at least, what they have invested along Purple line is starting to bear the real fruit

http://its.in.th/index.php/component...12647-----6-59
http://www.prachachat.net/news_detai...sid=1399960548
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Old May 27th, 2014, 09:11 AM   #969
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The tender deadline for the 1) BTS Dark Green line (MRTA project), Mo Chit to Lam Lukka ext: has been pushed back from mid April to the end of May due to a change in the TOR.

In relation to the other lines mentioned above and delayed from last year, the Pink & Orange lines are still priorities to be proceeded with as soon as the political crisis is solved and a new government is formed. Don't expect any new line to be tendered until late 2014 at the earliest.
The BTS ext From MO Chit to Lam Lukka/Khoo Khot tender is being delayed again for a 2-3 months.

Given that Thailand has a new coup govt since last Thursday, it is difficult to foresee any tender for any of the 3 tenders delayed from 2013 nor the one tender due this year (Yellow line).

Well wait and see but don't hold your breath!
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Old June 17th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #971
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The current state of Bangkok Metropolitan Mass Transit
Update 05/04/2014

Under constructions

MRT Purple line - Bang Sue - Bang Yai (23 km) : 89.27% complete - operational in dec 2016
MRT Blue line - Bang Sue - Ta Phra & Hua Lamphong - Bang Kae (27 km) : 49.93% complete - operational in 2017
BTS Green line - Bearing - Samut Prakan (12.8 km) : 28.30% complete - operational in 2017
SRT Red line - Bang Sue - Rangsit (26 km) : 5.75% complete - operational in april 2017

BTS Green line - Mo Chit - Saphan Mai - Ku Kot (18.7 km) : bidding delayed by 3 months - constructions begins in 2015 - operational in april 2018
MRT Purple line - Tao Poon - Rat Burana (23.6 km) : in the process of reviewing the plan


Lines waiting for approval by the Junta/Cabinet

BTS Green line - Ku Kot - Lam Lukka (6.5 km)
MRT Pink line Monorail - Kaerai - Pakkret - Minburi (34.6 km) : bidding in 2015 - operational in 2018
MRT Orange line - Thai Cultural Center - Bang Kapi - Minburi (21.8 km) : bidding in 2015 - operational in 2018
MRT Yellow line Monorail - Lad Phrao - Samrong (30.4 km) : bidding in 2015 - operational in 2018
BTS Green line - Samut Prakan - Bang Pu (7 km)
Airport Rail link - Phaya Thai - Don Muang (21.8 km)
SRT red line - Bang Sue - Makkasan - Hua Mak & Bang Sue - Hua Lamphong (25.5km)


Lines waiting for EIA

SRT Red line - Tallin Chan - Salaya (14 km)
SRT Red line - Tallin Chan - Sirirat (6 km)
SRT Red line - Rangsit - Thammasat (10 km)


http://www.prachachat.net/news_detai...sid=1401949922
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Old June 17th, 2014, 04:08 PM   #972
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SRT Dark Red line : Bang Sue - Rangsit (26 km)

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More here: SRT Dark Red Lines


http://www.railway.co.th/resultproje....asp?redline=3
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Old June 17th, 2014, 04:51 PM   #973
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BTS Light Green Lines Extension : Bearing - Samut Prakan (12.8 km)

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More here: BTS Light Green Lines Extension - Part 2
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Old June 17th, 2014, 10:57 PM   #974
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As an update to the above post. The elections came and went with a boycott (the results were then overturned by the Constitutional Court). Thailand then has another few months of protests, violence and a political struggle culminating in a military coup on 22 May. This has meant a further delay in all transport projects.

Currently, the military is reviewing all BKK metro projects including the 18km ext to Bangkoks 2nd Airport (DMK). I am guessing that this extension won't be tendered for some time, perhaps later in 2015 which would mean a much overdue 2019/20 opening!!!

In the meantime, the SRTET has suspended Express services to Phaya Thai for 1 year (until April 2015) in order to undertake long term maintenance to the rolling stock. Cityline (the commuter line) has had an increase in frequency.

Further info, http://srtet.co.th/en/index.html
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 11:26 PM   #975
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I've been reading a bit about this line lately, and I was quite surprised to learn that it actually follows the exact same right-of-way as the existing mainline tracks (spare for the branch off to the airport). Why was a new, elevated railway built instead of simply upgrading the existing line with new stations, dual gauge, electrification and elimination of grade crossings? That couldn't be more expensive than an entirely new line on pillars? Same question is applicable to the planned extension to DMK. In fact, putting up a couple of platforms at Phaya Thai and purchasing a couple of DMUs could provide an actual usable rail link to Don Mueang effective (almost) immediatly.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #976
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An existing train line will be replaced by a new red line soon which will run under the ground serface to avoid level crossing in the city area. When the new red line finished, all passenger trains that use metre gauge will run on this under serface proposed tracks and leave only freight train to run on existing tracks.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 02:27 PM   #978
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Blue Line Extension update.

Blue Line Extension 27 km with 19 Stations

from http://www.mrta-blueline.com/

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Old July 25th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #979
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I was in Bangkok for the first time in my life and I liked the city by the way a lot.

I had a chance to ride a BTS train several times. Pictures and movies to come.
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Old July 28th, 2014, 06:57 AM   #980
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Is there such a map in English? Sorry, I don't speak Thai and can't read.

As I can guess, all the developments will mean building BTS lines, overground, not the traditional underground ones?
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