Jump to content
BANGKOK
webfact

BTS adds 27 more trains to serve Bangkok commuters

Recommended Posts

BTS adds 27 more trains to serve Bangkok commuters

 

%E0%B8%82%E0%B9%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%A7-Eng

 

Bangkok commuters should experience an improved service on the BTS sky train system after BTS Group Holdings Plc, the operator of the system, recently put into service an additional 27 trains, bringing the total number to 79.

 

BTS managing director Mr. Surapong Laoha-anya said that the company has taken delivery of 27 trains out of a total of 46 it has ordered from the supplier.

 

He added that all the new trains will have been delivered by the end of next year, bringing the total number available for operations to 98, from its original fleet of 35 in 1999.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/bts-adds-27-more-trains-to-serve-bangkok-commuters/

 

thaipbs.jpg
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As mentioned above, add more cars to all the trains, not just BTS.  They're all packed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Adding carriages to the 20 yr old original trains from Siemens in Germany would take a long time because it would be a special order but this would be the best solution to improve service. (Change to 5 car trains)

 

The real shame is with the MRT main line which is still operating the same 3 car trains since it opened in August 2004. They should combine an order with BTS as the carriages used are nearly identical. The MRT needs 5 car trains too. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does the article mean 27 more trains, or 27 more train cars?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, wpcoe said:

Does the article mean 27 more trains, or 27 more train cars?

 

Complete 4-car trainsets.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

The sukhumvit line has 50 stations. It goes a long way out both directions.

 

I wonder why they continue to extend and extend.

 

By the time the train gets downtown it is often too full for people to get on.

 

Why don't they build more lines instead of making one very very very long line.

Edited by Ketyo
Change
  • Thanks 1
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Searat7 said:

Adding carriages to the 20 yr old original trains from Siemens in Germany would take a long time because it would be a special order but this would be the best solution to improve service. (Change to 5 car trains)

 

The real shame is with the MRT main line which is still operating the same 3 car trains since it opened in August 2004. They should combine an order with BTS as the carriages used are nearly identical. The MRT needs 5 car trains too. 

Actually it opened 5 Dec. 1999, it only had about 200,000 passengers a day not enough to cover the construction loan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Better late than never. About time! Long overdue, but still welcome news. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...