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BTS tests Green Line trains at 7 new stations before public opening at year-end


Since October 5, the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) has been testing train operations at seven new stations of the Green Line’s northern extension section from Phahon Yothin 59 to Khu Khot stations, chief executive officer Surapong Laoha-Unya said.

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“The extension section is 9.8 km long and will open to the public at the end of this year,” he said.

BTS tests Green Line trains at 7 new stations before public opening at year-end

“The tests we are performing include the track system, train operations, overall system integration, which will cover both signal and communication systems to ensure the trains run smoothly, and safety for all passengers.”
The new stations – Phahon Yothin 59, Sai Yud, Saphan Mai, Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Royal Thai Air Force Museum, Yaek Kor Por Aor and Khu Khot – will be fitted with platform screen doors to prevent passengers falling onto the tracks.

BTS tests Green Line trains at 7 new stations before public opening at year-end

“With the addition of these seven stations, the entire BTS system will have 59 stations by the year-end, covering a total distance of 68.25 kilometers,” Surapong added.

Published : October 07, 2020

By : THE NATION