The electric bus system is part of the interprovincial Motorways-Rail Map (MR-Map) project, which the commission approved on Monday.
The electric buses will ply the following three routes in Pathum Thani:
1. Rangsit BTS station-Thanyaburi Klong 7, running for 19.3 kilometres along Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok Road.
2. Rangsit BTS station-Thammasat University (Rangsit Campus), running 19.1km along Khlong Prem Prachanda Road and Khlong Luang Road. The route may be adjusted once the Thammasat University station officially opens.
3. Rangsit BTS Station-Yaek Kor Por Aor, running 10.6km along Phaholyothin Road.
The Department of Land Transport has been commissioned to find operators with EV standards to operate feed systems, as well as buses that are disabled-friendly.
The nationwide MR-Map project features 10 routes with a total distance of 6,530km, comprising 4,470km of intercity highways and rail lines, 1,710km of intercity highways and 350km of rail-only routes.
Published : September 20, 2021