SRT Light Red Line - Stages - Bang Sue-Taling Chan

Bang Sue-Taling Chan

The contract for the initial stages from Taling Chan to Bang Sue was signed on December 15, 2008, with the contract awarded to the Unique-Chun Wo consortium. Construction started in 2010 and was completed in mid 2013. Testing began in September 2012.

The line opened for free limited trial service on 5 Dec 2013 between Taling Chan and Bang Son. The line is operated with 2 refurbished DMUs running a very limited service every 60 minutes from 6am to 8am and from 4pm to 7pm. As such, only a few hundred passengers a day ride the service.

Until the Bang Sue Terminal is complete and the SRT purchases new rolling stock this service will only operate to a limited timetable.

Two additional stations on either side of the Chao Praya river have been approved to be built, at Rama 6 bridge and Bang Kruay (EGAT). However, as of June 2013 no contracts have been tendered for these two stations.

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