BEM chosen to operate Bangsue-Taopoon connection route

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The board of Mass Rapid Transit Authority has agreed to appoint Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM) by special means to operate the connection route between Bangsue station of the underground train and Taopoon station of the Blue Line train.

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A contract is expected to be signed in September between BEM and MRTA in order that the former can start installing electric and signal systems between the two stations.

Construction of the Blue Line train project from Hua Lampong to Bang Kae and from Bangsue to Tha Phra is about 80 percent completed and the new train route is expected to be open to public service in 2019.

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As for the Sanam Chai station, it was reported that the interior decoration of the station has been designed by Associate Professor Pinyo Suwankhiri, a national artist in visual arts, to feature Thainess and Thai identity.