Bangkok, 21 April 2016 – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is expediting the proposed 18.3-kilometre Bang Na – Suvarnabhumi Airport light rail project, according to their deputy governor Amorn Kitchawengkul.
Amorn said the second round of the referendum, which is open for opinions and feedback regarding the project, has yielded positive results. Bangkok’s commuters have expressed the need for a route along the congested Bang Na – Trat road without cars, with public transportation put in place.
When asked about a joint venture, Amorn further said it would take around six years although if Krungthep Thanakom Co. Ltd were to be awarded full operation, the time would be halved to just three years. The project is expected to get off the ground in 2017, and it would cost in the region of THB20,000 million.
The Bang Na – Suvarnabhumi LRT lines will include 12 stations: Bang Na, Prapha Montri, Bang Na – Trat 17, Bang Na – Trat 25, Wat Sri Iam, Prem Rue Thai, Bang Na – Trat KM6, Bang Kaew, Kanchana Phisek, Wat Salut, King Kaew, Thana City and other two more stations, Krirk University and Suvarnabhumi, in Suvarnabhumi Airport.
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