MRT has helped ease traffic in Bangkok during 11 years in service

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BANGKOK, 20 May 2015 – Transport Minister Prajin Juntong today opened the “11th Anniversary of MRT” celebration held at the Thailand Cultural Center Station under the concept “Welcome Back to School with Happiness”. 

The celebration was held to mark 11 years of service of the Metropolitan Rapid Transit Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line in 2015. Prajin said that greater numbers of passengers have been using the MRT, resulting in less traffic congestion. He thus invited Bangkok residents, especially parents, children and students, to use the MRT during school semester in order to avoid traffic congestion.

He also revealed the progress of the Purple Line construction. He said that Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand has expedited the construction, hoping to operate the first trial run during Jan – Mar 2016 and expecting to provide official service some time during Apr – May 2016, four months earlier than the schedule.