Pink Line Muang Thong Thani link mulled

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BANGKOK, 29 November – A proposal has been put forward to extend the planned Pink Line MRT extension to Muang Thong Thani on Chaeng Wattana road, and for the establishment of a train maintenance facility in the area.

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has begun negotiating with Bangkok Land PLC to implement the plan.

MRTA governor Yongsit Rojsrikul remarked that the plan would benefit the many commuters living in the area.

The maintenance facility has been slated for construction on a 30-rai plot with an investment of 1.5 billion baht. The building could potentially be a joint venture between the MRTA and Bangkok Land, which holds the deed to the plot.

The linkage to Muang Thong Thani would add an extra 200-thousand passengers to the estimated daily load of the Pink Line.

By RADIO THAILAND & INSIGHT INFO