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The New Skytrain (continued for 2019)

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3 hours ago, observer90210 said:

With the current virus threat, I would be afraid to take suck canned packed public transport in Thailand, China or Korea...and any other place in the world. And for those with no choice, the transport authorities should hand over FFP2 norm facemasks at the entrance of all the BTS stations to passengers boarding a train.

Should they also hand out health insurance?

 

Why should a transport operator be expected to hand out masks?  

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On 3/9/2020 at 9:46 PM, josephbloggs said:

Should they also hand out health insurance?

 

Why should a transport operator be expected to hand out masks?  

Well, somehow observer is right.

The BTS tell passengers in their announcement to wear masks.

But where to find them?

Everywhere sold out since weeks...

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And four more in October with the final stations on the North Extension opening in December.

 

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For the past few months there has been free passage also on certain sections of the lines.  It has been pretty handy for some since I think the rates are a little out of whack for the normal 300 baht a day Thai person

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Have they "downed tools" due to the Covid chaos or trooping on thai style?

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On 12/4/2018 at 3:13 PM, FarangryBirds said:

Yeah, I guessed because Samrong has an island platform, it'll work like the change at Siam where you just hop over to the connecting train.

 

I still wonder if it will truly be every ten minutes if there are only 3 new trains in operation or they have some spare rolling stock on loan from the main Sukhumvit line.

 

Why don't  they add more  carriages they still have room  looking at platform lengths.

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On 5/4/2020 at 6:02 AM, bodga said:

Why don't  they add more  carriages they still have room  looking at platform lengths.

 

It's not that easy.

 

The traction power system as built 20+ years back will require an upgrade to go to 6 car trains. The current 4 car units are the practical limit.

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On 7/14/2020 at 7:49 AM, Lakegeneve said:

 

Construction progress as at 30 June:

1) MRT Orange Line: 64.21%

2) MRT Pink Line: 60.31%

3) MRT Yellow Line: 60.94%

4) SRT Dark Red Line: 100% - S&E Installation: 73%

5) BMA Gold Line: 81% - due to commence operations on 1 October.

Any of these service D.M. airport? Which line will go there and when is it scheduled to be operational? Thanks

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9 hours ago, pegman said:

Any of these service D.M. airport? Which line will go there and when is it scheduled to be operational? Thanks

Yes, the SRT Dark Red Line which will run 21.6km from Bang Sue to Rangsit and is taking 10 years to build! It should open in early to mid 2021 but that depends on when Bang Sue terminal is completed. You can see some pics of the Dark Red line trains on page 14, #196 onwards.

 

Here is a map of the lines to assist you, there are other maps at the start of the thread;

 

bangkok-metro-2029.thumb.jpg.1b63b024905

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16 hours ago, Lakegeneve said:

Yes, the SRT Dark Red Line which will run 21.6km from Bang Sue to Rangsit and is taking 10 years to build! It should open in early to mid 2021 but that depends on when Bang Sue terminal is completed. You can see some pics of the Dark Red line trains on page 14, #196 onwards.

 

Here is a map of the lines to assist you, there are other maps at the start of the thread;

 

bangkok-metro-2029.thumb.jpg.1b63b024905

Thanks. Is there an estimate on when the Airport Rail Link will be operating to D.M. airport?

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9 hours ago, pegman said:

Thanks. Is there an estimate on when the Airport Rail Link will be operating to D.M. airport?

It will be takne over by the new Eastern High Speed line which will run DMK to U-Tapao.

 

I'd suggest the extension will be done by the end of 2024, but we'll have a much better idea by the end of next year. 

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