More train lines! Construction of MRT Orange Line extension starts in June

In six years, you will be able to ride the train from Ratchada to Ramkhamhaeng, as the construction for the MRT Orange Line is scheduled to start this June.

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak chaired yesterday’s signing of the contract between the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand and CKST — the joint venture between Italian-Thai Development and Unique Engineering and Construction —  to kick off the construction of the Orange Line, reported the National News Bureau of Thailand.

The Orange Line rail will consist of 10 underground and 7 elevated stations and will connect to the Blue Line at the Thailand Cultural Center station.

The Orange Line will run from Ratchadamnoen Klang to Ratchada and Ramkhamhaeng roads, stopping at iconic locations such as Sanam Luang and Ratchamangkala Stadium.

The line will cover the distance of 23 kilometers and is due to open in 2023.

Want a visual aid? Check out this map of Bangkok’s future transportation grid when all the train lines are complete.

 

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