29th October 2018
The operator of Bangkok’s underground electric rail system, expects the first of several new routes to be in operation in 2021.
The Acting Deputy Governor of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, Mr. Surachet Laophulsuk, said today that around 79 percent of the construction of the extended Green Line “Mo Chit-Saphan Mai-Kukot” rail system has been completed, while all engineering works and all stations are set to be concluded by February 2019.
Mr. Surachet said that the MRTA is now working with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Bangkok Mass Transit System, the operator of the BTS Skytrain system, to build the connecting point of the two rail projects and to install all systems in order for the new Green Line rail to be operational in 2021.
He added that the MRTA is planning to open the first phase of the new line, from Mo Chit to the station in front of Central Plaza Latprao, by August 2019. Later more will be opened, until the entire line is fully operational.