August 2, 2021 Big Event opens the Red Line suburban train.
this work “General Prayut Chan-ocha” Prime Minister and Minister of Defense presided over the soft opening ceremony at the Government House. “Sak Siam Chidchob” Minister of Transport The secretary-general of the Bhumjaithai Party gave a report at Bang Sue Central Station.
The project is divided into 2 phases, “Bang Sue – Rangsit” and “Bang Sue – Taling Chan”. The State Railway of Thailand organized a big event for the public to test the train service free of charge. After that, it will be available for commercial service in late 2021, expected by November 2021.
Covid-Limited to 50% of passengers
As for the red line suburban train schedule, with buses departing every 30 minutes and increasing the frequency of departures every 15 minutes during rush hour, a total of 78 trips per route/day can accommodate 1,710 passengers/trip during Bang Sue – Taling Chan. for 1,120 people/trip
The railway limited the number of passengers of all types in trains and stations not more than 50% in order to comply with the measures to maintain distance. and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus
The route “Bang Sue – Rangsit” takes 25 minutes. The first trip starts simultaneously at Bang Sue Station and Rangsit Station at 6.00 a.m. and the last departure time is at 7:30 p.m.
With a total distance of 26 km, 10 stations are: Bang Sue Klang Station, Chatuchak Station, Wat Samian Nari Station, Bang Khen Station, Thung Song Hong Station, Lak Si Station, Kan Kheha Station, Don Mueang Station, Lak Hok Station, and the final destination at Rangsit Station.
As for the “Bang Sue-Taling Chan” route, the journey takes 15 minutes. The first trip departs from Bang Sue at 06:00, the first trip from Taling Chan starts at 06.06 and the last trip takes 6 minutes, leaving Bang Sue Central Station at 19.30. hrs. The last trip from Rangsit time 19.36 hrs.
with a total distance of 15 km, with 3 stations: Bang Son Station, Bang Bamru Station The final destination is at Taling Chan Station.
The price of the ticket that will be charged in the future is 12-42 baht.
Bang Sue Hub – the largest in ASEAN
Bangsue Grand Station has been in operation since 2013 and was completed in 2021 with a total usable area of 298,200 square meters and a vast area that makes it the largest railway station in ASEAN. and is the new main railway station of Thailand
Inside the station, the design of a 3-storey building is divided into the 1st floor, ticketing area, shops, food courts, offices, waiting areas. and the connection point for the Blue Line trains 87,200 square meters, the second floor platform for long-distance trains, 8 platforms, and the red line suburban trains, 4 platforms, 58,900 square meters.
and the third floor, size 58,900 square meters, platforms for airport trains and high-speed trains, divided into high-speed rail platforms connecting airports 2 platforms, high-speed rail north-eastern line 6 platforms, high-speed rail south 4 platforms, total 12 platforms
The interior also consists of a mezzanine, a shop area. and a control room of 20,700 square meters, basement 72,500 square meters, with 1,681 parking spaces, 19 disabled parking spaces, a total of 1,700 cars.
Landscape Hub Bang Sue also has other areas such as the Royal Monument 18,630 square meters with a pond of 14,000 square meters, designed as a fountain enshrined the royal monument. King Chulalongkorn, Rama 5, which is like a symbol of the State Railway of Thailand.
In addition, a specially designed “station clock” is installed on the dial with only one Thai numeral “9”. In order to commemorate His Majesty’s benevolence His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, King Rama IX, to symbolize Bang Sue Central Station and represents an honest journey
The watch case has a diameter of 6 meters and is mounted on a glass wall at the entrance to the station. 21 meters above ground level, manufactured by “Electric Time Company, Inc.” of the United States. An old watchmaking company famous for designing and manufacturing large outdoor watches. There are countless clocks that adorn important landmarks.
Organize feeder support
For trains, it is an EMU-electric multiple unit, an international standard system for controlling trains and other systems that help reduce pollution and are environmentally friendly. The design supports services and facilitates people with disabilities according to the principles of civilization or universals design.
Railway Railways that own the project assigned to a subsidiary “SRT-SRT Company Limited” has at least 10 years of experience in operating the trains and is a service provider for operating and maintaining the Red Line trains. The funding source for the project is supported by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
“Sak Siam”, the Transport Minister said that he had ordered all agencies under the Ministry of Transport to integrate cooperation to connect all forms of travel networks, including the Department of Land Transport (KDB), the Office of Policy and Planning. Transport and Traffic (OTP), Department of Rail Transport (KhorRor.), Bangkok Mass Transit Organization (BMTA), and State Railway of Thailand (SRT).
Whether it is adjusting the bus route to support the connection to the Red Line train station Organize taxis – public buses The connection of various BTS lines are the “Blue Line” connected to Bang Sue Central Station, the “Purple Line” connected at Bang Son Station, Don Mueang Airport connected by skywalk at Don Mueang Station.
In the future, there will be a skywalk connected to the sky train. “Pink Line – Chulabhorn Hospital” at Laksi Station, including skywalk connected to the BTS “Brown Line” at Bang Khen Station
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