The sky train extension from Taksin to Wong Wian Yai will open for a test run on Songkran day. Normal service is expected to begin by the middle of next month.
Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhan Barapatra said he and city administrators will be on board for the first test run of the BTS extension from Taksin to Wong Wian Yai on April 13 at 1am.
The service will be free of charge from May 15 to August 12. Normal fares will be implemented after August 12. (TOC)
At last ! At last a good and real news. Something meaningful.
Now… the bad news.
This extension is… 2,2 kilometers long. 2200 meters if you prefer. With 2 stations.
And this project was launched in…. 2003. 😉
The project, like all projects in Thailand, was riddled by problems, fighting between politicians, corruption etc.
So, now you understand why I created a “Mega projects” category… Why we were laughing when Thaksin, then Samak, then Abhisit were talking about “hundred of kilometers of new train lines”, new BTS lines, etc… Since 2005. 😉