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Four new stations on Skytrain green line to open next month

By THE NATION

 

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Sakoltee Phattiyakul, deputy Bangkok governor along with representatives from the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), Bangkok Mass Transit System Pcl (BTSC) and Krungthep Thanakom (KT) welcomed members of the media on Wednesday (November 13) afternoon to the test run of the Skytrain green line extension from Mo Chit to Khu Khot.

 

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A joint project of these three organizations, the extension covers Satri Woranat, Ratchayothin, Sena Nikhom and Kasetsart University stations and is scheduled to open next month.

 

The test run started from Ha Yaek Lat Phrao station (N9) and finished at Kasetsart University station (N13). “We operated this test run to show the press and general public that the train runs smoothly without any problems, and the section will be ready to open early December as scheduled,” Sakoltee said, adding that the extension should help relieve the traffic congestion from the Lat Phrao intersection to Saphan Mai, an area packed with several schools, government buildings and residential areas.

 

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“We hope that the opening of 4 new stations will help improve traffic conditions during rush hours,” he said. “Furthermore, the new section can accommodate trains at an interval of four minutes, which is more efficient than the usual 6-8 minutes.”

 

Eleven more stations along the green line are under construction and scheduled to open before the end of 2020.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30378320

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-11-14

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9 minutes ago, sanook 1 said:

Is there a bts station at don muang airport on this extension? 

nope

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1 hour ago, sanook 1 said:

Is there a bts station at don muang airport on this extension? 

 

There are no BTS stations planned for Don Mueang.

 

The SRT Red Line will go there, opening early-mid 2021.

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3 hours ago, sanook 1 said:

Is there a bts station at don muang airport on this extension? 

Not yet but I guess with the next extension there is one very near. Now it's just a bit closer than Mo Chit. The nearest station in the future will be at Laksi Roundabout (BTS Wat Phra Sri Mahathat)

Edit: Just saw that at Royal Thai Air Force Museum will be a BTS station which moves people from there to the airport but not sure how.

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forgot something

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2 hours ago, Crossy said:

 

There are no BTS stations planned for Don Mueang.

 

The SRT Red Line will go there, opening early-mid 2021.

Are there any BTS/MRT stations planning to get opened to Chaeng Wattana? Sure would be useful for anyone needing to go to Immigration for extensions.

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6 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

Are there any BTS/MRT stations planning to get opened to Chaeng Wattana? Sure would be useful for anyone needing to go to Immigration for extensions.

 

Yes, the Pink Line (monorail) will run along Chaeng Watthana Road, it will connect with the BTS Green Line, the MRT Purple Line and the Red Line.

 

You will be able to use your Rabbit Card.

 

Construction well under way, opens early 2021.

 

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1 hour ago, DiJoDavO said:

Just saw that at Royal Thai Air Force Museum will be a BTS station which moves people from there to the airport but not sure how.

 

I don't think there's an entrance to the airport itself from that side, it's on the wrong side of the airforce base (and the golf course).

 

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2 hours ago, flyingtlger said:

When will there be a BTS station for Pattaya?

 

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When we die....

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So you will not be getting a seat pon the BTS at Mor Chit anymore.  They are already semi full with Lad Phrao just added  MorChit is going to be a nightmare for people getting on the BTS.

 

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5 hours ago, Crossy said:

 

There are no BTS stations planned for Don Mueang.

 

The SRT Red Line will go there, opening early-mid 2021.

Red line is the one that starts at Bang Son and interchanges with MRT pink or purple or whatever that line is that goes from Tao Poon towards Wongsawang there?

 

So basically for someone who wanted to get from Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang all by train could take Airport Link to Makkasan, switch to MRT Petchaburi station and go to Tao Poon, switch to (whatever that colour is) line to Bang Son, then switch to red line to Don Mueang?

 

Just trying to work out what that red line is and why it starts at Bang Son. I mean there is a monstrously large station at Bang Sue. Why not start there...

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7 minutes ago, tomazbodner said:

Why not start there...

 

It does!

 

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This is off topic but the photo brings back memories of the view from our penthouse (not as grand as it sounds) when we lived in Bkk back in 2006. Happy days before my first coup. Yep nice memories. 

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3 minutes ago, Crossy said:

 

It does!

 

That makes far more sense. I need to check out the map more in detail. Thank you for clarifying.

 

Since you seem to be in the know... I wanted to ask about the airport link from Don Mueang to U-Tapao. I assume it would split at Lat Krabang to Suvarnabhumi or towards Rayong as there's already tracks splitting there - or that it would continue through Suvarnabhumi and then somehow get back to over the eastern rail line towards Chonburi and beyond. But question is on extension at Phyathai - would that mean that much of the airport link would run right next to red line towards the airport?

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