Saphan Taksin BTS Station may be demolished for skywalk to Chao Phraya

The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority may demolish Saphan Taksin BTS Station and replace it with a 1-kilometer long skywalk with escalators which will connect Surasak Station with the Sathorn river pier in 2013.

The demolition is part of the master plan for the Wongwian Yai – Bang Wa extension which will increase daily passenger numbers by 500,00, according to the BMA Traffic and Transportation Department.

The THB600 million skywalk will help alleviate the current bottleneck problem at the station that will only get worse with increased traffic, NNT reported. Demolishing Saphan Taksin BTS Station will cost THB77 million.

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