Bangkok Airport Link opens Monday

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The airport rail link is scheduled to open for full commercial operations on Monday 23 August 2010, the State Railway of Thailand says.

SRT governor Yutthana Tapcharoen yesterday said the rail operations would be divided into ordinary and express services.

The ordinary service, known as the city line, would charge a fare of 15 baht and would make eight stops along the Phaya Thai-Suvarnabhumi airport route.

The express line would run non-stop from Makkasan to the airport and would charge 100 baht.

He said both services would run from 6am to midnight with a train leaving every 15 minutes.

Baggage check-in at Makkasan station was not available yet as the line was still being test-run, Mr Yutthana said.

He said the check-in service was expected to be available later this year.

The Airport Rail Link is now operating free of charge from 6am to 10am and from 4pm to 9pm.


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