Bangkok’s Taksin-Phetchakasem skytrain extension to be ready on Dec 5, 2012

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The 5.3km-long Taksin-Phetchakasem skytrain extension construction, for which the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) invested some Bt7.5 million, will be complete and ready for public service on December 5, 2012.

BMA Govorner M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra and city executives Tuesday inspected the Pho Nimit station construction site which was in the process of placing the railway.

He said the extension, linking the skytrain system to the heart of Thon Buri, comprised of four stations being the Pho Nimit, the RatchadaRajapreuk, the Wutthakard, and the Bang Wa stations. Besides connecting with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) at the RatchadaRajapreuk station, the extension will also connect with the subway’s blue line extension and the Khlong Phasi Charoen transport boat system at the Bang Wa station, he said.

As this route already had a parking lot for skytrain users at the Wongwian Yai station, he said the extension will also have a parking lot at the RatchadaRajapreuk station, where a “skywalk” elevated pedestrian way would also be built to link to the Ratchadapisek-Rajapreuk Road.


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