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By the way.. Pricing for Parking (if you don't park directly next to the immigration) in Samut Prakan upgraded already to a higher price than before 😄  BTS thank you. 

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In for a penny.

 

Looks like reasonably decent progress being made all along srinakarin now with actual structural columns starting to reach for the sky.

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6 hours ago, DDBKK said:

In for a penny.

 

Looks like reasonably decent progress being made all along srinakarin now with actual structural columns starting to reach for the sky.

Not much tangible progress further up that extension on Ladprao Road, no columns up yet, just lots of night time digging...and closed lanes. :unsure:

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Also keen to hear on official progress reports. 

 

Srinakarin continues striding along at a decent pace from what I have seen.

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BTS current schedule is:-

 

N9 - Outside Central Lat Phrao opens in August this year.

N10, N11, N12 (the next three) probably in December this year.

 

The rest of the north extension, end 2020.

 

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N9 seems like a pointless station, you can interchange with the MRT...but so does N8 Mo Chit. It’s very close to Central Ladprao, but so is Pahon Yothin MRT.

 

On the plus side, I must applaud them for getting the Ratcha Yothin underpass open ahead of schedule. The traffic around there had been terrible since the flyover was demolished.

 

Richard Barrow did mention there was going to be a trial of the MRT extension this month from Hua Lampong to Tha Phra but there hasn’t been any further news of it.

 

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Further to my above post, now seems to be more news on the Blue Line.

 

I notice the stations have already began to update the displays with the TV's showing Lak Song as the final stop instead of Hua Luampong

 

https://bk.asia-city.com/city-living/news/mrt-blue-line-extension-through-chinatown-to-launch-free-test-rides-july

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4 hours ago, FarangryBirds said:

Further to my above post, now seems to be more news on the Blue Line.

 

I notice the stations have already began to update the displays with the TV's showing Lak Song as the final stop instead of Hua Luampong

 

https://bk.asia-city.com/city-living/news/mrt-blue-line-extension-through-chinatown-to-launch-free-test-rides-july

Will be fun to take the first trip UNDER the river.

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Any word on whether eastern extension will combine with the normal green route? Or will I have to keep transferring trains at Samrong?

 

I remember something about the "extension line" only lasting until April.

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On 4/15/2019 at 2:54 PM, FarangryBirds said:

Further to my above post, now seems to be more news on the Blue Line.

 

I notice the stations have already began to update the displays with the TV's showing Lak Song as the final stop instead of Hua Luampong

 

https://bk.asia-city.com/city-living/news/mrt-blue-line-extension-through-chinatown-to-launch-free-test-rides-july

It appears that they are upgrading the ferry terminal by the Bang Pho MRT walkway. the first stop from Tao Poon on the new blue line extension (march 20).  The regular ferry stops on the other side now....could become a very bustling place.

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