The Sukhumvit Line is a route of the BTS Skytrain in Bangkok, Thailand. From the central Siam Station, where it connects with the Silom Line, the elevated rail line runs northwards along Phaya Thai and Phahon Yothin Roads to the Mo Chit Station in Chatuchak District, and eastwards along Rama I, Phloen Chit and Sukhumvit Roads to Bearing Station in Bang Na District. Originally consisting of seventeen stations (from Mo Chit to On Nut) when the BTS opened in 1999, the five-station extension to Bearing was opened on 12 August 2011, and a northern extension towards Saphan Mai in Don Mueang District is planned. The line is represented on the official BTS map in light green.
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“A route differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. A route has no meaning in itself; its meaning derives entirely from the two points that it connects. A road is a tribute to space. Every stretch of road has meaning in itself and invites us to stop. A route is the triumphant devaluation of space, which thanks to it has been reduced to a mere obstacle to human movement and a waste of time.”
—Milan Kundera (b. 1929)