Bangkok commuters demand missing link between Green and Yellow lines

The operators of Bangkok’s Green and Yellow strains are going through rising strain to construct a 2.6-kilometre connection between the 2 electric train systems. This would allow Bangkok commuters to conveniently switch traces at Ratchayothin and Lat Phrao stations.
The Yellow Line monorail, set to start operations later this yr, will serve as a mass-transit link for commuters in Bangkok’s north and jap suburbs.
Currently, without the connecting link, Bangkok commuters should reroute their journey through the Blue Line, leading to increased travel prices. Manageable revealed that a proposal to construct the missing link had already passed an environmental influence assessment six years ago.
The proposed link would run alongside Ratchadaphisek Road, connecting Lat Phrao Station on the Yellow Line with Phahonyothin 24 and Ratchayothin stations on the Green Line. The extension would cross via vital areas, such as the Criminal Court and Chandrakasem Rajabhat University reported Bangkok Post.
However, the venture has not progressed as a end result of opposition from the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), the operator of the Blue Line. A feasibility research on the lacking link estimated that the Blue Line might lose 4,800 Bangkok commuters per day in the first year of the extension’s opening, equating to a lack of around 2.7 billion baht all through the 30-year concession.
The MRTA continues to be contemplating whether or not to approve the proposal, but they might not be reached for remark. Deputy Democrat Party leader Samart Ratchapolsitte urged all stakeholders to resolve negotiations on the link earlier than the Yellow Line commences services for passengers’ comfort..

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