State Railways of Thailand to seek approval for three extensions of Red Line
22 November 2018
The State Railways of Thailand (SRT) will propose to the Transport Ministry for extensions of the three routes of the suburban Red Line train estimated to cost a total of 24 billion baht.
The three routes are: Rangsit-Thammasat University which is 8.84 km long and estimated at 6.5 billion baht; Talingchan-Salaya which is 14.8 km long and estimated at 10 billion baht and Talingchan-Siriraj which is 8.7 km long and estimated to cost 7.5 billion baht.
SRT acting governor Warawuth Mala said Thursday that once an approval is granted by the cabinet, the SRT will call for a bidding for the construction of the three extensions which are expected to take about three years and to become serviceable in 2022.
On top of that, the SRT will seek approval from the SRT board on December 20 a 25.9-km long Red Line suburban train line, the Bang Sue-Phya Thai-Makkasan-Hua Mark and the Bang Sue-Hua Lamphong line estimated to cost 44 billion baht in investments. The train line will link with high-speed train line connecting with Suvarnabhumi, Don Meuang and U-tao airports.
Warawuth said the Red Line suburban train system between Bang Sue and Rangsit is scheduled to become serviceable in January 2021 with a protection that, during the first five years, 80,000 people will use the service each day.