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Old Aug 10, 17, 3:39 am
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Missing Link set to open tomorrow, Friday August 11 sometime after 12 noon.


Missing link section between MRT stations resolved

The one-kilometre-long missing link section between the Purple Lines Tao Poon Station and the Blue Lines Bang Sue Station has been solved and the service will be operational on Friday.

MRT passengers will be able to transfer directly between the Blue Line and Purple Line at Tao Poon Station from noon on Friday. Passengers who hold an MRT value card or an MRT Plus card can travel on the two lines with one ticket. The existing shuttle buses used between the two stations will cease operation on Saturday.

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Old Aug 10, 17, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by Yappofloyd View Post
The basic solution by the Rural Highway Dept is too widen the spans/viaduct by 1.8m for the station on both outbound and inbound thus creating new space for the lanes to move outwards, as in this diagram
Very helpful to understanding what's being considered. I suspect you're quite right that work won't begin for quite some time. Will believe it when I see it.

For me, staying on Thonburi side, I can use Krung Thonburi while Saphan Taksin is closed. Not as pleasant or convenient, but likely a better option than walking from Surasak to the Pier.
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Old Aug 10, 17, 11:26 pm
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Very helpful to understanding what's being considered. I suspect you're quite right that work won't begin for quite some time. Will believe it when I see it.

For me, staying on Thonburi side, I can use Krung Thonburi while Saphan Taksin is closed. Not as pleasant or convenient, but likely a better option than walking from Surasak to the Pier.
We are seeing the consequences now of earlier short sighted decisions.

It is worth remembering that the extension to Wong Wian Yai (which opened 2 years late in May 2009) was originally going to have 3 stations - S7 immediately across the river (& above Charoen Nakhon rd), S9 at WWY right above Tak sin rd intersection and the middle station, Krung Thonburi S8, basically in the middle of both.

However, the BMA decided to save some funds and cut the number of stations from 3 to 2. (They did the same for the On Nut to Bearing ext from 6 to 5).

Thus, idea of 2 stations either side of the river for ease of crossing never came to fruition. That would obviously be somewhat handy in this context as people could easily access the river side and use the cross river ferry ....or walk if so inclined.

It also had the consequence that rather than WWY being a relatively close (approx 300m) interchange with the SRT WWY station (for future Dark Red line and Purple line southern extension) it is now located over twice the distance away. This is annoying for most pax who use the Tak sin rd corridor.

That decision now also has impacts for the now approved Purple Line southern extension, the MRTA is having to ensure that a 700m pedestrian link is built between BTS WWY stations and the future Purple Line WWY station which will be located at the current SRT WWY station!

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B1bn for Saphan Taksin boost

The Bangkok Metropolitan Association (BMA) is set to pay an estimated 1 billion baht for the expansion of the Saphan Taksin skytrain station, says Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

The station is expected to be completed by December 2019.

Mr Arkhom said the 27-month expansion plan for the station will be divided into two steps, with the project's design and planning phase first taking five months, starting next month.

The actual construction process is due to start next February.

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Old Aug 12, 17, 10:22 am
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The stations along CharunSanitwong seem to be progressing nicely. They say this is the continuation of the current MRT Blue Line.

Any idea on a completion timeframe?
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Old Aug 12, 17, 7:32 pm
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Some recent reports on Thai forums mention "87 %" completion of the "civil works" (structures). Who knows on the rest of the process?


The station(s) at Tha Phra intersection (Phet Kasem and Charan Sanitwang), where the blue line(s) (underground to overhead from Hua Lumphong, and overhead from Bang Sue) overlap is very impressive.



The Sanamchai MRT (also Blue Line) underground station is amazingly, and fittingly for the location, impressive.


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Old Aug 15, 17, 1:40 am
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The stations along CharunSanitwong seem to be progressing nicely. They say this is the continuation of the current MRT Blue Line.

Any idea on a completion timeframe?
It will depend on the delivery dates of the new rolling stock (ie, if there are no delays) but the current timetable if for late 2018 for the Bang Sue to Tha Pra section (along Charan Sanitwong) and late 2019 for the Chinatown-Phetkasem section. E&S should be installed well on time for the opening next year.

Extract from the update that I am about to post;
a) Bang Sue - Tha Phra, 13.1 km, 7 elevated stations, Opens late 2018.
b ) Hua Lamphong - Lak Song, 13.9 km , 7 elevated & 4 underground stations. Opens 2019.

The original opening date was to be mid 2016, so not too bad on the normal delay front.
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Old Aug 15, 17, 1:59 am
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Some recent reports on Thai forums mention "87 %" completion of the "civil works" (structures). Who knows on the rest of the process?


The station(s) at Tha Phra intersection (Phet Kasem and Charan Sanitwang), where the blue line(s) (underground to overhead from Hua Lumphong, and overhead from Bang Sue) overlap is very impressive.

Bird€™s-eye view of Blue Line extension€™s Tha Phra Station - YouTube
This older video from Dec 2016 probably provides a good overview of the then partially built station. It ends with the western portal of the river tunnel;

Tha Phra station is unique as it is an interchange station for the same line - very rare in the world. Both levels serve the Blue Line, which is a fake loop line. This also means that the Blue Line could be extended further south in the future.
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The usual caveat....this is only a summary and all is subject to change. Politics, dysfunction and a lack of coordination abounds in the implementation of mass transit policy and projects.
Please note that the list numbers only refer to projects/lines or expected extensions based on future plans - numbers have nothing to do with the MOT/OTP 10 line master plan.

A few points to note;
1) The main progress since my last update is that the Orange, Pink & Yellow lines were all contracted and construction work has, or is, about to start. The Purple Line southern extension is also soon to be tendered having been approved by Cabinet 2 weeks ago.

2) By the end of this year we should have some 170kms of new lines under construction if the Yellow and Pink lines start work by the end of the year. (The current network is around 112kms of what will eventually be some 540kms)

3) By next year we should also see work starting on the Purple Line southern extension, the Blue line 7.8km west extension, perhaps the Western section of the Orange line (more likely for early 2019 and note that now looking at private funding http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/tran...-cost-transfer) and lastly, the short toy Gold line.

2018 and 2019 will be the period of significant geographical disruption around BKK that was mooted to occur in 2014/5 until everything was delayed due to the change of govt. By 2023, we will have a decent network, but still with plenty of gaps.

4) By the end of 2018 we should have the BTS Suk line ext to Paknam and the Blue line ext from Tao poon to Tha Phra both opening.

5) Finally, after nearly 20 years the 2 missing BTS stations, S4 & N6, are being built. Work should begin this year or more likely early next.

Lastly, trying out colours to make it a little easier to identify lines in the list. Apols if it has the opposite result for you.




BANGKOK METRO & SUBURBAN NETWORK - UPDATED SUMMARY LIST

A) RECENTLY OPENED:
1) BTS Dark Green line (Suk Line): Bearing (E14) to Samrong (E15)
2) MRTA Blue Line ext from Bang Sue to Tao Poon: 1.2km, 1 station.

B ) LINES/EXTS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

3) MRTA Blue Line ring ext (subway) Bang Khae/Phetkasem rd ext: civil works progress 87%)
a) Bang Sue - Tha Phra, 13.1 km, 7 elevated stations, Opens late 2018.
b ) Hua Lamphong - Lak Song, 13.9 km , 7 elevated & 4 underground stations. Opens 2019. Website: http://www.mrta-blueline.com/

4) BTS Dark Green line (Suk Line) Bearing to Kheha SP ext (MRTA): 12.6km, 7 stations (Opens in 2018 - civil works progress 98%). Website: http://www.mrta-greenline.net/

5) SRT Dark Red Line suburban line from Bang Sue to Rangsit: 26km, 8 stations* (Started March 2013, opens 2019/20 - civil works progress 86%).
*SRT Dark Red Line is metre gauge, electric.

6) New Intercity terminal at Bang Sue for all N, NE and S SRT intercity trains, Airport Line extension and both SRT Red Lines.(Construction started May 2014, opening 2019/20 - civil works progress 58%).

7) BTS Dark Green line (northern ext)
a) Mo Chit to Saphan Mai ext ( MRTA): 11.4km, 11 stations,
b ) Saphan Mai to Kukot/Lam Lukka rd: 6.8km, 5 stations .
(Construction started late 2015, opening in 2019 - civil works progress 27%). Website: http://www.mrta-greenline.net/

8) MRTA Orange Line eastern section Phase 1: 20km, 17 stations (10 underground, 7 elevated) Thai Cultural Center to Minburi (Scheduled to open 2022). Website: http://www.mrta-orangeline.net/

C ) LINES CONTRACTED WITH CONSTRUCTION due to START in late 2017:
9) MRTA Pink Line (monorail): Khae Rai intersection to Miniburi via Pakred, Chaeng Wattana & Ram Inthra 36km, 30 stations. http://www.mrta.co.th/pinkline/index.html
10) MRTA Yellow Line (Monorail) Phase 1: 30.4km, 21 stations elevated. Latphrao to Hua Mark. http://www.mrta-yellowline.com/

D) LINES/EXTS TO BE TENDERED in late 2017:
11) Purple Line ext south. Taopoon to WWY then to Ratburna: 23.6 km. 17 stations (12.6km 10 stations underground, 11km 7 stations elevated). Note: Approved for tender by Cabinet on 25 July. If construction starts by mid 2018, then maybe a 2024 opening.
12) Orange Line Phase 2, west section: From TCC to Bang Khun Non (Charan Sawitwong rd). 17.5km, 13 stations underground.
13) Blue Line west ext to Phutthamonthon sai 4: 7.8km, 4 stations elevated.

E) LINES/EXTS TO BE TENDERED IN 2018-2019?:
14) BTS S4 Suksa Wittaya station to be built in 2018.
15) BTS N6 Sena Ruam station to be built in 2018
16) BMA Gold monorail line: 1.8km, 3 stations 1st phase. Privately financed line
17) SRT Dark Red Line north ext suburban line from Rangsit to Thammasat Uni: 8.5kms, 4 stations
18) BTS Dark Green (Sukhumvit) line south from Kheha SP to Bang Pu: 4 stations (planned)
19) Airport Rail Link (ARL) extension from Phayathai to Bangsue to Don Meaung (DMK): 21.8km, 5 stations
20) SRT Light Red line extension: Taling Chan to Salaya, 12km, 5 stations *SRT Light Red is metre gauge, diesel.
21) MRTA Grey Monorail Line: 26km, 21 stations. Rama 9 Bridge to Kaset-Nawamin/Ram Inthra (Completing EIA). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRT_Grey_Line
F) NEXT BATCH OF LINES/EXTs (2020>) - assuming that all goes well in the next 2-3 years:
22) MRTA Yellow Line (Monorail) Phase 2: 30.4km, 21 stations. Hua Mark to Samrong.
23) SRT Light Red Line spur line from Taling Chan to Thonburi station (Siraj). Note: It would more sensible to just extend the Orange line to Taling Chan.
24) BTS Light Green (Silom Line) west: 1-2 station ext west from National Stadium to Krung Kasem rd to link with the future SRT Dark Red Line.
25) SRT Dark Red Line south ext: 59 km, 22 stations
a) Bang Sue to Hualumphong to Wong Wian Yai, 7 stations
b ) WWY to Mahachai, 15 stations
26) BTS Dark Green (Sukhumvit) line north ext: from Kukot to Outer Ring rd, 4 stations (planned)
27) SRT Light Red ext from Bang Sue to Hua Mark, 7 stations (duplicates the ARL line)
28) BTS Light Green (Silom) line from Bang Wah to Taling Chan: 7km, 6 stations (EIA completed)

G) THEREAFTER OR UNDER STUDY (2025 >):
29) Brown Monorail Line: 20.5km, 21 stations. Monorail Khae Rai intersection along Ngam Wong Wan, Kaset-Namawin to Lam Sali intersection (interchange with Yellow and Orange). (Feasibility study until mid 2018) http://www.brownline-fs2560.com/index.html
30) MRTA Purple Line north ext : 4.5km ext to Sai Noi intersection (requested by Nonthaburi province).
31) BTS Dark Green (Sukhumvit) spur line from Udom Suk to Central Bang Na & BKK Airport (planned)
32) MRTA Light Blue Line: 9.5km, 9 stations. Monorail. Sathon to Pracha Songkhro. (TBC)

H) Future monorails? all TBC:
33) Bang Sue Railyard redevelopment monorail loop
34) Makkasan Railyard redevelopment monorail loop
35) Samut Prakhan monorail line: Paknam to BKK Airport
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The all important map - Credit to Archstudent.

Note that the Brown and Light Blue lines are NOT on this map and that Grey line (lighter Grey) along Rama 3 is still just an idea.

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Is there any map available showing the confirmed lines under construction and where the stations will be?
I mean shown on an actual map, not diagram.
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Is there any map available showing the confirmed lines under construction and where the stations will be?
I mean shown on an actual map, not diagram.
Have a look at the maps that I previously posted on page 2 of this thread, the Urbanrail one probably displays best what is currently under construction (though the Pink and Yellow lines have not started proper - only preliminary works)

For specific station sites which line or area does your query relate to as I could probably post the station plan or line route for that area if you let me know.

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Great maps and info. Thanks, guys.
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We usually stay at the Anatara Riverside hotel, which drops us off at the Saphan Taskin pier. Do you know what the riverside hotels will do when construction starts? The last paragraph here says the train won't stop at the station.
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