Bang Sue Grand Station will open as a mass vaccination center in June and while no appointment will be needed, a national ID card will.
Prior to the July opening of the gargantuan transportation hub, the station will offer 10,000 shots per day to anyone who can present a Thai ID card, according to Transportation Minister Saksayam Chidchob. The walk-in service will be available from 9am to 8pm every day starting June 1 through the end of the year.
It will open in one week on May 24 for public transportation employees including taxi drivers, bus drivers and train operators. It wasn’t said which vaccine supply will be used, but Thailand hopes to begin mass production of its own supply of AstraZeneca around the same time.
The minister said buses and vans would shuttle people from Victory Monument, BTS Mo Chit and MRT Chatuchak Park to the site. People can also hop on a regular train to Bang Sue Railway station or take the subway to MRT Bang Sue and walk to the new station.
Bang Sue Grand Station is set to open for commercial use on July 28 along with the Red Line, which will temporarily run fare-free. It replaces the Bangkok Railway station, aka Hua Lampong, and is able to accommodate and maintain both electric and diesel trains. Spread over 300,000sqm, it will serve as a connecting point for the Airport Rail Link, the Red and Blue rail lines, as well as the high-speed lines under construction outside the capital.