Bangkok’s Yellow Line monorail endorsed by PM for straightforward metropolis commute

Bangkok’s Yellow Line monorail route was given a stamp of approval right now by Thailand’s Caretaker Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who described the model new mode of transport as “comfortable.” Setting off from the Yellow Line railway depot on Srinagarindra Road, he and his entourage launched into a forty five minute journey masking the complete monorail line and reaching Lat Phrao.
Though the Mass Rapid Transit Authority had already began providing free test runs to the common public on June 3, Gen Prayut’s endorsement now marks an important milestone within the monorail system’s official launch. Covering a 30-kilometre distance, the Yellow Line was constructed with an investment of 49 billion baht, connecting the Ratchada-Lat Phrao intersection with Sukhumvit Road in Samut Prakan province. Its construction began in 2018 with the intent to attach eastern Bangkok with the main electrical railways. Chinese-made Innovia Monorail 300 Bombardier trains were applied for the system.
During his test ride, Gen Prayut remarked, “During the journey, I felt comfy. It is a new (transport) choice for people alongside the route.”
Fares for the Yellow Line are expected to vary between 15 and forty five baht, with an built-in ticket system being thought-about to supply reductions for every day commuters. Though there were earlier reports suggesting that passengers would want to start out paying for tickets from July 3, Gen. Shocking stated that the topic is still being discussed by his cabinet, reports Bangkok Post.
As the second monorail system in Bangkok, the Yellow Line enhances the city’s current Pink Line, which connects Khae Rai and Min Buri..

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