Test run of Bangkok’s Yellow Line monorail starts
The test run of Yellow Line monorail train in Lat Phrao – Samrong section has started since last Thursday (November 25) from the maintenance depot next to Sri Iam station in Bangkok’s Bang Na district, a news source has revealed.
The monorail will run from Sri Iam station to Samrong terminal station in Samut Prakan and then return to the depot, passing many buzzing districts including Sri Lasalle, Sri Bearing, Thipawan and the Seacon Square and Paradise Park shopping centres.
The Yellow Line is a joint-investment project between Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) and Eastern Bangkok Monorail Ltd. It is an elevated mass rapid transit route linking Bangkok’s Lat Phrao to Samut Prakan province. The 30.4-kilometre-long line will have 23 stations and is planned to fully open in mid 2022.
Test run of Yellow Line monorail starts now
The Yellow Line monorail is expected to help alleviate traffic congestion on Lat Phrao Road and around the Airport Rail Link stations. It will also connect with MRT Blue Line at Lat Phrao station and with Airport Rail Link at Lam Sa Li station.
The newest addition to Bangkok’s skyrail is here. The Yellow Line, which travels from Lat Phrao to Samrong in Samut Prakan, has reportedly begun its test run since last Thursday from the maintenance depot near Sri Iam station in Bang Na district.
The Yellow Line, which is a joint venture worth 54,768.455 million baht between Thailand’s Mass Rapid Transit Authority and Eastern Bangkok Monorail Ltd., is an elevated mass rapid transit system that will run directly from Sri Iam station to Samrong, then back to the depot, passing through a slew of busy areas like Sri Lasalle, Sri Bearing, Thipawan, and the shopping complexes of Seacon Square and Paradise Park.
The 30.4-kilometer line, which will have 23 stations, is slated to be finished in mid-2022, hoping to relieve traffic congestion on Lat Phrao Road and in the vicinity of the Airport Rail Link stations.
At Lat Phrao station, it will connect to the MRT Blue Line, as well as the Airport Rail Link at Lam Sa Li station.