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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #101
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Old March 4th, 2008, 01:20 PM   #102
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why is the purple line not go underground?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:36 AM   #103
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why is the purple line not go underground?
It is in SUburb AREA so the elevated track is more cost effectivbe than undergroudn tracks ... In other citeis aroudn the world, the t rack of underground have become elevated tracks once the lines have reached suburbs.
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Old March 12th, 2008, 08:07 AM   #104
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I found underground shopping at Jatujak station look really cool.............
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Old April 4th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #105
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wow! this metro network seems to be very nice! I┤m looking forward to visit it next November
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #106
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Old May 20th, 2008, 05:46 AM   #107
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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:18 AM   #108
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BTS Extension On-nut to Bearing

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Old May 29th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #109
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Old May 30th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #110
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Airport Rail Link to Suvarnabhumi Airport

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When is this line opening?
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Old May 30th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #111
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Airport link is likely a Commuter rail more than metro na....

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about end of next year
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Old June 1st, 2008, 06:11 AM   #113
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THAT's going to be nice. I usually take catch the 551 bus from suvarnabhumi to Victory Monument and then get on the BTS down to National Stadium (generally where I stay when I'm in BKK). A direct BTS line to the airport will save easily 1.5 hours of travel time, especially at rush hour... amazing.

But the metro still sucks. While it would be great if it were integrated with the skytrain, it's ridiculous that it's not one system. Bangkok is maybe the only city i've ever been to with two parallel transit systems that don't cooperate. BTS and the metro need to unite as one!

And, as a general rule, it's stupidly expensive. 30b for a short ride on the BTS, followed by the same (if not more) on the metro? How does New Delhi, which has a system probably even more impressive than that of BKK, manage to only charge Rs. 5-8 (4-7 baht) a ride? The ridiculous cost (for Bangkok) of the skytrain makes it too pricy most locals - it's the equivalent of charging $10 to ride the New York subway.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:40 PM   #114
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And, as a general rule, it's stupidly expensive. 30b for a short ride on the BTS, followed by the same (if not more) on the metro? How does New Delhi, which has a system probably even more impressive than that of BKK, manage to only charge Rs. 5-8 (4-7 baht) a ride? The ridiculous cost (for Bangkok) of the skytrain makes it too pricy most locals - it's the equivalent of charging $10 to ride the New York subway.
I'm no expert on the conversion, but I'm pretty sure the conversion of bahts to dollars is 33 bahts = $1 (1 American Dollar). So on the contrary, paying 30 bahts for a short ride is much like paying about $1 to ride the train... sounds pretty fair, at least by American standards.

Also, while I'm commenting about the train, I just wanted to say that after visiting Bangkok last year, I absolutely loved the skytrain and subway system. My last night there, I was stuck in traffic for 4 hours driving to a Muay Thai fight. When the fight was over, I saw that a subway stop near the arena could take me to the place I was staying at. The train took 15 minutes... I couldn't believe how convenient it was. It's great that Thailand is investing so much money into mass transit for residents in the city. The auto-traffic there is an absolute nightmare!
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 11:37 PM   #115
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But the metro still sucks. While it would be great if it were integrated with the skytrain, it's ridiculous that it's not one system. Bangkok is maybe the only city i've ever been to with two parallel transit systems that don't cooperate. BTS and the metro need to unite as one!
there is a plan for that and it will take about six months...
this news below was from 24th january, so fingers-crossed that it will happen soon. it's not only the tickets that will get upgraded, all busses will now be replaced by airconditioned busses.

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Single ticketing plan moves step closer
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Bangkok's elevated train and subway operators plan to integrate their ticketing system this year and then cut fares to encourage more commuters to use the service.


Executives of Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTS), which operates the elevated railway, and Bangkok Metro Plc (BMCL), which runs the subway, signed an agreement yesterday to integrate their ticketing systems.


According to BTS chief adviser Anat Arbhabhirama, the companies will make their old tickets compatible with each other's systems in the next six months.


In the next two years, they will introduce a common ticketing system that can later expand to cover other modes of transport, including expressways, passenger buses, boats and shops.


Key to the integration is creation of a clearing house by both electric train operators to handle revenue-sharing.


The companies plan to hire a consultant next month to study the integration process.


BTS chief executive officer Keeree Kanjanapas said that once a common ticketing system is in place, both operators will find ways to cut fares to attract more commuters.


Without fare cuts being offered, he said, few commuters would turn to electric trains because there were other kinds of affordable transport available.


He expected the convenience of a common ticketing system would encourage more commuters to use electric trains.


However, BMCL managing director Sombat Kitjalaksana said yesterday that the subway would raise its fares from 15-39 baht to 16-40 baht from July 3 this year. The increase was in line with its contract which allows the firm to raise fares every two years.


Prapat Chongsanguan, governor of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority which owns the subway concession, said extended railway networks would make the system more attractive, not a common ticketing system.


Meanwhile, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has cut its rapid-train fees for people travelling less than 300 kilometres. The cut is to help offset higher consumer prices resulting from rising fuel costs.


The fee cut will take effect on Feb 1. The fare for a trip of up to 50km will be halved to 20 baht. Those travelling up to 150km will pay 30 baht and up to 300km, 50 baht.


Trips within these ranges include services between Bangkok and Lop Buri, Kaeng Khoi and Ratchaburi. The fare for travel distances of over 300km will stay at 110 baht.


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Plan for day tickets, all-aircon bus fleet

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The Transport Ministry has floated the idea of making all city buses airconditioned and introducing a flat rate fare for a one-day travel pass.


Deputy Transport Minister Songsak Thongsri told the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) to prepare a proposal for consideration by the cabinet next month.


''One-day tickets and airconditioned buses should encourage people to leave their cars at home and take buses or other public transportation,'' he said


''Good service at a reasonable price would help reduce the use of private vehicles.''


The fare would not be high, even though all buses would be airconditioned, to ensure it was within the means of low-income commuters.


There are about 1.5 million fully paid bus rides a day in the city, with another 300,000 trips by the elderly and children.


He said the BMTA also needs to revise its bus routes to better serve the needs of commuters and complete the link services with the skytrain and subway systems.


BMTA director Pinet Puapatanakul said the flat-rate ticket should be in the range of 10 to 20 baht. Normal fares based on distance travelled would remain in place for short rides.


''Airconditioned buses will attract people who now travel by car, but fares must be cheaper than using private cars,'' he said.


The BMTA rejuvenation plan also includes cutting the staff pool from 18,000 to 12,000, he said.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 09:41 AM   #116
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great news for public transport in Bangkok...

(except for last part about the 6000 jobs cut)

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I'm no expert on the conversion, but I'm pretty sure the conversion of bahts to dollars is 33 bahts = $1 (1 American Dollar). So on the contrary, paying 30 bahts for a short ride is much like paying about $1 to ride the train... sounds pretty fair, at least by American standards.
That would be fair, if Bangkok was in the United States and populated by people getting paid in US dollars. That's not the case, though - the skytrain is too expensive for the vast majority of the local population who make under $20 US a day (that's generous). By Thai income standards, 30 baht may very well be the equivalent of $10 for many.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #119
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Is it really opening in October 2008?

I was in BKK in April 2008 and nobody knew it...
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BANGKOK | Public Transport

I strat the new thread for collect the all data about all mass transit in Bangkok now and another plan project...

BTS Skytrain+MRTA Metro+ARL Airport rail link map 2008



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