BTS sky train begins servicing 2 additional stations on Silom Line


BANGKOK, 5 December 2013 (NNT) – Bangkok Metropolitan Administration(BMA) is extending the BTS Skytrain service on Silom Line to cover Wutthakat and Bang Wa stations today.

Bangkok governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra said on Wednesday that testings at the new stations proved successful, and the stations were ready to accommodate commuters. Until January 5, passengers commuting by the BTS electric trains will not be charged any extra amount for using the two stations. From January 6 onward, passengers will have to pay an additional 10 baht if they ride on the extended route.

The governor added that the opening of the two new stations was expected to generate an additional 70,000 users for the sky train service per day. BMA also plans to add 6 more stations to the sky train line, which will run from the newly-opened Bang Wa station to the planned Taling Chan station. The extension, to be carried out at the cost of 11 billion baht, is expected to be completed in 2019.