BANGKOK SKY TRAIN (BTS) ADDS FIVE NEW STATIONS ON ITS SUKHUMVIT LINE

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Bangkok’s popular mass transit system, the Skytrain, has added another five new stations on its Sukhumvit Line. These are Bang Chak (E10), Punnavithi (#11), Udomsuk (E12), Bang Na (E13) and Bearing (E14).

The extension from On Nut to Soi Bearing between Soi Sukhumvit 105 and 107 was opened on August 12, 2011, to coincide with HM the Queen’s birthday.

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This new 5.28-kilometre extension of the Sukhumvit Line, which runs along Bangkok’s most important commercial and residential thoroughfare, Sukhumvit Road, now provides direct access to the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) and opens up significant business potential for a number of small hotels and guest-houses in the southeastern suburbs of Bangkok. This further enhance the appeal of visiting one of Asia’s most popular tourist cities.

The service will be free of charge only between the five new stations until January 2, 2012, after which a 15 baht fee will be collected, on top of fees collected from the original BTS route.

Since its opening in December 1999, the SkyTrain has proved to be a blessing for tourists by helping them beat the city’s traffic conditions, thus getting much better value for time spent in the “City of Life”. The 30 stations along its combined length of 30.9 kilometres provide access to a huge number of city attractions, shopping complexes and hotels.

Visitors attending trade exhibitions, conferences and events at BITEC will find the new SkyTrain extension a huge advantage. They can now stay at hotels anywhere along the BTS routes, get off at Bang Na Station and hop aboard a shuttle service operated by BITEC from the Sukhumvit Road Entrance to its Exhibition Halls.

BITEC is also adding a Sky Walk, an elevated walkway complete with travelators that will deliver visitors from Sukhumvit Road to a new, air-conditioned Welcome Hall and also connect with a new main building planned for completion in 2012.

Further details on the SkyTrain, please visit www.bts.co.th