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Hi. When I went last to Don Muang a couple of weeks ago, I noticed on the left of the highway a skytrain/express rail being built. Are they finally building an express train to Don Muang ? Quite a few of the station seemed almost finished. Would that be opening in 2017 ?
I tried to research on the web, only found reference to a small train station next to Don Muang, but this is not what I am talking about.

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Moved to Bangkok forum.

Although it refers to Don Mueang I think it's best in the Bangkok forum where the local knowledge is.

 

And yes they build an elevated train.

Just that I don't know the details and schedule.

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I think it's a light railway extension from Bang Sue to Rangsit. I don't think it's due to be finished for another year or two. The BTS extension is being built along Pahonyothin Rd, which is on the other side of the airport. That will run from Mor Chit to Ku Kot.

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What you saw is the SRT dark red line from Bang Sue to Rangsit, it is still a few years away from opening (2019 I think), I believe that the contracts for the trains and electrification have only just been signed.

 

As Jaiyenyen said the BTS extension is being built on Pahonyothin road and they are only just getting the first pillars up there (supposed to be finished 2020).

 

The the dark red line will have local and express services (express being Bang Sue, Don Muang and Rangsit only) and if they get around to extending the ARL to Bang Sue they will be able to run trains between the two airports.

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Yes this is part of the high speed express train that will go from Pattaya all the way to Don Muang, ticket price will be 2,500 Baht at any station and it is reserved for Chinese tourists only.

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SRT Airport Link extension Phayathai - Bangsue - Donmueang Will be given to the Cabinet for approval next year (2017) est.cost = 31139.35 Million Baht

The line you can see is the elevated section of the 1metre gauge SRT rail tracks.  The others are

  • SRT Light Red line - (15 km) - 100% built
  • SRT Dark Red line - (26 km) - 64.27% built

MRTA Integrated Transport Map 2016.jpg

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17 hours ago, wpcoe said:

Wrong forum section, perhaps?

Wrong, because you don't know the answer ? Perhaps.

 

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I heard near the end of 2017. It will save me from getting speeding tickets on the highway to the airport.

This highway has cameras. Caught twice in 6 years. Each time 400 baht cash. The second time I wasn't even speeding.

But cannot Fight with the police :(

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On 11/28/2016 at 7:18 AM, Bsd said:

What you saw is the SRT dark red line from Bang Sue to Rangsit, it is still a few years away from opening (2019 I think), I believe that the contracts for the trains and electrification have only just been signed.

 

As Jaiyenyen said the BTS extension is being built on Pahonyothin road and they are only just getting the first pillars up there (supposed to be finished 2020).

 

The the dark red line will have local and express services (express being Bang Sue, Don Muang and Rangsit only) and if they get around to extending the ARL to Bang Sue they will be able to run trains between the two airports.

The Dark Red line will not have express services between Rangsit and Bang Sue. It is an all stop suburban/commuter line.

 

Even the Thammasat Uni extension from Rangsit will not have express services.

 

However, when the whole of the 96km Dark Red Line from Tham Uni to Mahachai is eventually finished there will most likely be some peak express services which would make a lot of sense. The problem is that the SRT hasn't catered for such in their current line configuration. 

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A couple of renders of what the DM, 4 level station will look like when completed.

 

Keep in mind that the upper level will be for the ARL extension which is yet to be tendered and stupidly another viaduct will be built alongside the Dark Red Line for the ARL. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DMK station 1.jpg

DMK station2.jpg

DMK station3.jpg

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