BTS Skytrain pushes north with four new stations online Wednesday

Feeling studious? The BTS Sukhumvit Line’s new northernmost outpost, BTS Kasetsart University, is heralded in new signage. Photo: Coconuts
Feeling studious? The BTS Sukhumvit Line’s new northernmost outpost, BTS Kasetsart University, is heralded in new signage. Photo: Coconuts

Ever wanted to visit the Agriculture Museum or that Museum of Contemporary Art seen from the highway? Beginning student life at Kasetsart University?

All those destinations and more will be within BTS convenience when the Skytrain’s northward march adds four new stops ending at Kasetsart University starting Wednesday. 

Commuters of the popular yet strained rail service have likely noticed that, not long after they changed from Mo Chit to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao, signs for northbound trains late last month were changed to indicate Kasetsart is now the Sukhumvit Line’s terminal stop. 

Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang announced last week the new stations would open for free public test rides one day before Father’s Day, a national holiday, is celebrated Thursday.

The four new stations are BTS Phahon Yothin 24, Ratchayothin, Sena Nikhom, and Kasetsart University.

Traveling past BTS Ha Yaek Lat Phrao to the four new stations will remain free until Jan. 2. Fares for the whole line will be capped at THB65 (US$2.15).

The extension, which saw its first addition past BTS Mo Chit in July, will add another 11 stations and eventually reach Khu Kot in Pathum Thani province. Work began in 2015.

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