Three more skywalks for Bangkok commuters in 18 months

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Bangkok will have three more skywalks with length of 245-1,700 metres to facilitate commuters travelling on rail, road, and water transport systems.

This was revealed yesterday by Mr Thaweesak Lertpraphan, director of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Traffic and Transportation Department.

He said construction contracts for the three skywalks are now under review before signing with three contractors.

The first skywalk project will be built from Bang Wa sky train station to Taksin pier and Phetkasem road covering a length of 245 metres. This skywalk will be 3.5 metres wide and will link the rail and the water transport systems. Construction cost is estimated at 70 million baht.

The second skywalk will be built to link the extension of BTS Bang Na train station and Udomsuk station covering a total distance of 1,700 metres. Construction cost is 450 million baht and will take 15 months to complete. The skywalk will be four metres wide.

The third skywalk will link Surasak station with Taksin bridge station. This skywalk will be 700 metres long and six metres wide. Construction time is 14 months, starting end of this year, at the cost of 557 million baht.

 

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/three-more-skywalks-for-bangkok-commuters-in-18-months