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Prayut takes delivery of bogeys for new MRT lines

By THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took delivery of the bogeys for the new MRT Yellow and Pink lines in a ceremony at Chonburi’s Laem Chabang port on Thursday.

 

The ceremony was also attended by executives from the Transport Ministry as well as representatives of the Northern Bangkok Monorail and Eastern Bangkok Monorail.

 

Prayut said the new lines will offer commuters more choices, and since they run on electricity, they will not add to the Bangkok pollution.

 

The Yellow Line will run from Lat Phrao junction to Samut Prakan’s Samrong area, and the Pink Line will run from Nonthaburi’s Khae Rai area to Minburi in Bangkok. The lines are expected to go into operation by 2022.

 

The 34.5-kilometre long Yellow Line will have 30 stations, while the 30.4km long Pink Line will have 23 stations.

 

In 2017, the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand signed a joint venture with the Northern Bangkok Monorail for the Pink Line and with Eastern Bangkok Monorail for the Yellow Line.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395443

 

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How long before the headline monorail train collides with out of control airborne pickup 🤔 

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1 hour ago, Justgrazing said:
11 hours ago, webfact said:

delivery of the bogeys

Surely a Colonel should take delivery not a General ..

 

Instead the Kwai is on the wrong river....  

 

(I know different Kwaey pronunciation - but close enough for a jovial jibe!)

 

 

 

 

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Electrified rail mass transit.   What will cha cha think of next?  Maybe he will take credit for electric buses. 

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2 hours ago, yellowboat said:

Electrified rail mass transit.   What will cha cha think of next?  Maybe he will take credit for electric buses. 

Hey it could have been a clockwork windup train  :whistling:

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18 hours ago, Enoon said:

 

"Police investigating theft of bogies" should be the headline.

 

A bogie:

Railway Bogie - Buy Railway Bogie Product on Alibaba.com

 

 

Other news: "Bangkok Gold Line discovered to be not a Monorail".

 

 

 

 

This article triggers memories of travelling around India, where they also refer to the complete unit as a bogey or bogie. When I was getting my seat reservations, the ticket would refer to seat 'Number XX in bogey Number X'.

 

And as the Indian railways were largely a British enterprise where do you suppose the terminology came from? Such are the vagaries of the English language.

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25 minutes ago, Grumpy one said:

Please get your facts right before you publish.

Bogies roll on tracks ( notice I use the plural " tracks " )  😱:wai:

A Mono rail has but one centre rail

Even an alcohol shrunk brain like mine can figure this out.

If in doubt watch the Simpsons episode where Homer becomes the mono rail train driver  🙈

And get your facts right oh @Grumpy one, monorails can and often do have bogies:

 

like conventional railways, vehicle bodies can be connected to the beam via bogies, allowing curves to be negotiated.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monorail

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