BMA unveils planned extension to link Bang Wa station with Talingchan station

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BANGKOK, 26 August 2015 – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has unveiled its plan for an extension to the ‘Green Line’ electric train that would link Bang Wa Station with Taling Chan Station.

Bangkok Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra on Tuesday led press members on a tour of the extension route for the sky train’s Silom Line. The extension would ease traffic congestion on Ratchaphruek Rd. in the western part of the capital city and would also promote tourism and economic affairs in the area, according to the governor.

The extension route runs north from Bang Wa, parallel to Ratchaphruek Rd., and termites at Soi Ratchaphruek 24. According to the Bangkok governor, the construction of the extension route will be completed in 2020 should it commence in 2018. The extension route is then expected to serve some 80,000 passengers per day.