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arkom    80

I think you missed one - the extension west beyond National Stadium. Or does that belong in section E?

It has been canned. Originally the BTS line was going to be extended west into Yaoworat, then head towards Ratchadamnoen Klang Ave, interchange with the Purple Line at Phan Fa then cross the river to Thonburi to link with the Blue Line at CharonSanit Wong (Inner ring rd). However, this will now be served by another SRT Red line running alongside the Airport Line which will then head west. Does not make sense to me and I expect (hope) this will change again. I didn't list this line as it seems very uncertain and to be honest I am confused as to exactly what is planned for this line.

Check the Master Plan and compare it with Khun Zoowatch's map from 2005 which is the one posted by arkom.

However, once the Dark Red Line is extended from Bang Sue to Hualamphong and Mahachai the BTS line will be extended one station under the current plan for an interchange. So your right that I missed the one station BTS extension, probably in (G).

Do you know if they are still planning to extend the BTS from Mo Chit to (if I remember correctly)Sapan Mai?

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Crossy    10,626

Do you know if they are still planning to extend the BTS from Mo Chit to (if I remember correctly)Sapan Mai?

It's item E in LGs excellent list :)

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Lakegeneve    632
D) Lines reportedly close to tender;

7) BTS ext from Wong Wian Yai to Phetkasem road (viaduct built years ago and only needs tender for 4 stations. BMA gov said in Feb it would be done by end of 2011 but tender may be done by end of the year with a completion deadline for end of 2012)

The BMA took a loan to tender the ext and 3 weeks ago awarded the contract STECON.

Construction is due to start in 2 days on 29 Dec with a completion date set for 31 Dec 2012.

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jaiyenyen    227

Thank's LG for some great information. Although my heart sinks when I see what has happened to the proposed Mor Chit - Saphan Mai link.

The funny thing is that my sister in law still insists that they will start to build it next year.

But she's been saying that for the last seven years :D

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ignis    1,076

Bit confusing the maps........ At least house prices will jump up in these out of the way places, New house price have been going up a lot last year....

The MRT ? is all underground along the middle of the road... Bang Yai carry on North for about 15km or so to the main Sai Noi turn, they did all the underground work there 2 years ago, now they are up to Big C going south, before big C going south, they have started on a big station.. then there is nothing yet until after Big C where you turn left to Nonthaburi then it is again all underground.. big mess at the round a bout.. Not sure what is happening near Bang Bua Thong going towards Bang Yai as there making big pillars as well in the center of the road..... All the building on the corner past Big C and turning towards Nonthaburi have now started to be knocked down this week.

Main road end of Ban Kluay-Zai Noi Road, house price have increased over 1 million since a year ago !!

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Lakegeneve    632

Bit confusing the maps........ The MRT ? is all underground along the middle of the road...

Which maps exactly?

Underground? Unless plans have recently changed, the whole of the 23 km Purple Line currently under construction will be elevated.

The 2nd section, planned for the future, which will run south from Taopoon through Rattanakosin Island to Wong Wian Yai is planned to be underground. The 3rd section from Wong Wian Yai to Rat Burana wil also be elevated.

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Lakegeneve    632

Thank's LG for some great information. Although my heart sinks when I see what has happened to the proposed Mor Chit - Saphan Mai link.

The funny thing is that my sister in law still insists that they will start to build it next year.

But she's been saying that for the last seven years :D

The MRTA (which is going to contract the line after the BMA gave up) says on their website that they will tender the line this month. However, I very much dobt that.

A few months ago there was yet another delay as the MRTA had wanted to build a depot at Don Meaung airport but the airforce would not allow it. Why they cannot just divide the ext into two and build the section from Mo Chit to Kaset Uni first is beyond me. Especially, as this section contains greater civil engineering works with the crossing of Vihavadi-Rangsit rd and the thi section of Phahonyothin road contains an elevated road north of Ratchada rd intersection which will needs to be demolished.

That way they could finally start after so many years of delay and give themselves time to find an alternative depot site (suggested ot be Kukok) prior to starting the Kaset to Saphan Mai section. (The depot is mainly for the future and the section from Saphan Mai to Lam Lukka)

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ignis    1,076

Bit confusing the maps........ The MRT ? is all underground along the middle of the road...

Which maps exactly?

Underground? Unless plans have recently changed, the whole of the 23 km Purple Line currently under construction will be elevated.

The 2nd section, planned for the future, which will run south from Taopoon through Rattanakosin Island to Wong Wian Yai is planned to be underground. The 3rd section from Wong Wian Yai to Rat Burana wil also be elevated.

Yes the Purple Line, No idea all I know is for the past 2 years they have been working underground, the center + fast lane in both direction have been dug up... the odd gaps in the boarding have seen, lots of steel, Huge Machines, lots of Concrete mixers, after they finish they put up new/replace the crash barriers and re tarmac the road.. As I say on the bit that I use many times a week they have almost got to Big C,,, so has take over 2 years to do about 12 or so km..

The other road I use less often going to Nonthaburi, they have been coming up to Bang Yai, again ALL work has been under ground, only in the past month have the started to make Concrete ramp above ground, but that is after 'Bang Bua Thong' just before the main intersection with the 2 main roads..

They also did a lot of work ALL underground much nearer to Nonthaburi, also in the center of the road, the new bridge is fully open some months ago, all the roads that were dug up from there to Nonthaburi. again all new crash barriers and all the road re tarmac ed. no sign of anything above ground. [re the new bridge over the river was told at least 2 years ago that the old bridge was for the Purple Line MRT]

Just odd that on all the boarding this line is to open within the next 2 years.. so would have thought they would have started building something above ground if is was to be a 'elevated' line ? What have they been doing underground for over 2 years ?

No idea what the plans are, just know what I see with my own eyes every week

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robblok    19,902

Bit confusing the maps........ The MRT ? is all underground along the middle of the road...

Which maps exactly?

Underground? Unless plans have recently changed, the whole of the 23 km Purple Line currently under construction will be elevated.

The 2nd section, planned for the future, which will run south from Taopoon through Rattanakosin Island to Wong Wian Yai is planned to be underground. The 3rd section from Wong Wian Yai to Rat Burana wil also be elevated.

Yes the Purple Line, No idea all I know is for the past 2 years they have been working underground, the center + fast lane in both direction have been dug up... the odd gaps in the boarding have seen, lots of steel, Huge Machines, lots of Concrete mixers, after they finish they put up new/replace the crash barriers and re tarmac the road.. As I say on the bit that I use many times a week they have almost got to Big C,,, so has take over 2 years to do about 12 or so km..

The other road I use less often going to Nonthaburi, they have been coming up to Bang Yai, again ALL work has been under ground, only in the past month have the started to make Concrete ramp above ground, but that is after 'Bang Bua Thong' just before the main intersection with the 2 main roads..

They also did a lot of work ALL underground much nearer to Nonthaburi, also in the center of the road, the new bridge is fully open some months ago, all the roads that were dug up from there to Nonthaburi. again all new crash barriers and all the road re tarmac ed. no sign of anything above ground. [re the new bridge over the river was told at least 2 years ago that the old bridge was for the Purple Line MRT]

Just odd that on all the boarding this line is to open within the next 2 years.. so would have thought they would have started building something above ground if is was to be a 'elevated' line ? What have they been doing underground for over 2 years ?

No idea what the plans are, just know what I see with my own eyes every week

You should look more ofthen they have been working above the ground for a while now. I see a lot of pilars there. I live quite close to it (past big king they have a lot of work above ground)

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Lakegeneve    632

Bit confusing the maps........ The MRT ? is all underground along the middle of the road...

Which maps exactly?

Underground? Unless plans have recently changed, the whole of the 23 km Purple Line currently under construction will be elevated.

The 2nd section, planned for the future, which will run south from Taopoon through Rattanakosin Island to Wong Wian Yai is planned to be underground. The 3rd section from Wong Wian Yai to Rat Burana wil also be elevated.

Yes the Purple Line, No idea all I know is for the past 2 years they have been working underground, the center + fast lane in both direction have been dug up... the odd gaps in the boarding have seen, lots of steel, Huge Machines, lots of Concrete mixers, after they finish they put up new/replace the crash barriers and re tarmac the road.. As I say on the bit that I use many times a week they have almost got to Big C,,, so has take over 2 years to do about 12 or so km..

The other road I use less often going to Nonthaburi, they have been coming up to Bang Yai, again ALL work has been under ground, only in the past month have the started to make Concrete ramp above ground, but that is after 'Bang Bua Thong' just before the main intersection with the 2 main roads..

They also did a lot of work ALL underground much nearer to Nonthaburi, also in the center of the road, the new bridge is fully open some months ago, all the roads that were dug up from there to Nonthaburi. again all new crash barriers and all the road re tarmac ed. no sign of anything above ground. [re the new bridge over the river was told at least 2 years ago that the old bridge was for the Purple Line MRT]

Just odd that on all the boarding this line is to open within the next 2 years.. so would have thought they would have started building something above ground if is was to be a 'elevated' line ? What have they been doing underground for over 2 years ?

No idea what the plans are, just know what I see with my own eyes every week

Who are they? It sounds like you are describing road works being done by either Nonthaburi Province and/or The Dept of Highways (DOH)?

You say that these works have been undertaken fo the last 2 years but the contracts for the Purple Line were not signed until the 3rd quarter of 2009 and the contractor CKTC did not start preliminary site works until Feb 2010 - less than 1 yr ago. So I think what you describe has not been part of the Purple Line construction. (It could be that some roadworks were conducted prior, relating to the Purple Line in terms of creating a right of way for the pillars. eg, moving lighting towers etc)

Also, the Purple Line is not due to be completed until early 2014 (& expect delays) which is still 3 years away so I understand why you say it will open in 2 yrs?

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ignis    1,076

No idea myself, can only say what I see and have seen over the passed 2 years... + what Thai local people tell me...

At the main Sai Noi turn, contractors worked for many months all under ground... from there they have worked underground all the way down towards the City and now by Big C.. at the main Sai Noi turn, on the right side they build a big area new many car dealers use this space, but was told this will be the 'end of line parking area.... now in the last week or so they have flattened all the buildings and cleaned the area on the left corner at the Sai Noi turn, again I asked and have been told this will be the end station...

Coming down the main road the end of my road Ban Kluay-Zai Noi Road, there is a down and under U turn to go to BKK or Big C way, this was closed for months, early last year was re opened [no more flooding + now has a tiled foot path]

Near Big C they now have pillars going up, so looks like these will link with the pillars I talked about round the corner, which also go up towards the intersection..

Maybe like in other Countries the trains will run in the center on the ground, and all the work underground has been to strengthen ? the pillars they are now making is to go up and cross the intersection and then go back down to the ground level..

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AleG    6,046

It's the first stage of the Red Line. Rangsit - Bang Sue - Taling Chan

I've got a map but it's carp, over compressed and unreadable, I'll see if I can hunt out another.

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May I take the occasion to point out how annoyingly are the images displayed here? I wanted to open the image in a new browser tab while I read other posts but it only opens on top of the texts and darkens the page. So I have to wait for the image frame to fade in and stretch out, then load the image and then finally see the image, if I want to go back and forth between seeing the image and reading text I have to go through the animation over and over again, instead of simply switching browser tabs.

Sorry for the rant but this feature rubs me the wrong way.

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pauln    166

AS I understand it the railway is elevated all along Rattanatibet and all the way to the now under construction rather large depot past Big King (almost opposite the soi where Nonthaburi immigration is located).

The deep excavations I've seen I imagine related to both pilings for the support pillars and stations, and several elevated U-turns that are being built.

Questions I have are about the "pink line" which I've heard will connect Khai Rai and Pakkred, a really short distance, which real estate developers are using both the pink and purple lines to promote various projects. And I've also heard about a proposed Pakkred-Minburi line which was supposed to serve the Government complex in Chaengwattana. Is there any confirmation or otherwise of this?

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