PM inspects Bang Sue Grand Station and test runs Red Line Train System
BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, along with government Cabinet Ministers, today went to inspect Bangkok’s new city train terminus, known as Bang Sue Grand Station, to inspect its progress as well as to test run the Red Line train service prior to its opening for public service next year.
Upon arrival, General Prayut complimented all the staff on their effort in building the station and connecting its many train services, while announcing that the government is placing major importance on the development of the country’s transport infrastructure, as inscribed in the 20 year National Strategy (2018-2037), to allow for effective and seamless connectivity, and to allow people to travel to various parts of the country with ease. He then took the Red Line train to Rangsit Subdistrict of Phatum Thani, the final station on the Red Line track at the moment; in future however, the line will be extended to Ayutthaya.
During the visit, SRT Governor Nirut Maneephan reported to the premier that currently, the construction of the building along with the first phase of the Red Line Route running from Bang Sue all the way to Rangsit is currently receiving its final touches, while wiring work and other amenities needed for the service are 89.10% complete, and it’s expected that all work should be completed by March of 2021, allowing the authorities to conduct test runs, and by July 2021, open public trial runs, before commencing full commercial use in November 2021.
Once completed, the complex will be the largest train hub in South East Asia, replacing the capital’s Hua Lumpong as the country’s major terminus for all long-distance rail services entering and leaving Bangkok, while many intra city metro services will also pass through here.
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