Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said on Thursday: “We estimate that the transfer will affect up to 33,460 commuters per day. SRT must determine a suitable fare rate for Red Line that does not impose a burden on commuters or affect its total revenue,” he said.
“I have also tasked the Department of Land Transport and Bangkok Mass Transit Authority to find traffic solutions to alleviate the impact on commuters, including providing feeder service during rush hours.”
The Bang Sue Grand Station and Red Line urban train are scheduled to open for the public in November. The Red Line’s first test run is expected to start on March 26, which is SRT founders’ day, while the public test run will begin in July when commuters can commute for free until the official opening.
“The ministry is also drafting a plan to transfer personnel from SRT to the SRT Electrified Train, which will be responsible for the operation of the urban train, and would soon submit it for Cabinet approval,” said Saksayam.
Published : February 05, 2021
By : THE NATION