6 July 2019
The first two trains for the Red Line route will be delivered from Japan in October this year, Transport Minister Arkhom Tempittayapaisith said on Saturday.
“The Red Line route will operate within 2020,” Arkhom said after a site visit to Japan on Saturday.
Arkhom also met with the management team of Hitachi to see the trains for the Red Line. The Hitachi management team confirmed delivery of the first two trains to Thailand in October this year. The Red Line route from Bang Sue to Rangsit will become operational in 2020.
Operated by the State Railway of Thailand, there will be test runs on the route in early 2020 before it opens for the public in the middle of the year. The trains are expected to carry 300,000 passengers per day.