The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) has announced progress of new urban electric rail lines, saying the Green Line connecting Bearing station with Samut Prakan will open to service end of this year.
MRTA governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas said the 13-kilometre long elevated Green Line from Bearing to Samut Prakan will begin services by the end of December.
The line has nine stations, he said.
In 2019, the Blue Line extension from Hua Lampong to Bang Khae, and the northern Green Line connecting Mo Chit, Saphan Mai and Khu Khot stations will become operational.
He said 2020 will see the opening of the Blue Line that connects Bang Sue station with Tha Phra station, and by 2021 the Pink Line from Pak Kret to Min Buri, and the Yellow Line from Lat Phrao to Samrong will become operational.
In 2022, the eastern Orange Line from Thailand Cultural Center to Min Buri will begin running.
Commenting on plans to construct a pilot project regional urban electric rail lines for other metropolises such as Phuket and Chiang Mai, the governor confirmed that these will begin construction in 2020 and will be completed by 2026.
Following this, construction of another line in Nakhon Ratchasima will begin.
He also said the MRTA is also working on development of online electronic ticketing systems to allow Government’s welfare card holders to use the Blue, Purple, and Airport Link electric trains which will be up-and-running by July of this year.