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    Gazza, just up past your place they recently built a big bridge that goes over the railway lines. If taking a left off Viphawadee at the Esso station just after Burger King.

    The bridge rises to be exactly level with the elevated railway station being built next to it.

    Not sure if it was built as a temporary bridge or it's down to Thai style planning.

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    Red Line work halted after crane collapse kills three






    The State Railway of Thailand has halted construction of the Red Line electric railway after three workers were killed when a huge crane used for lifting concrete beams collapsed at a construction site in Don Muang district of Bangkok on Friday night.

    The SRT plans to set up a committee to investigate Italian-Thai Development Plc, the contractor for the Bang Sue-Rangsit Red Line rail project, over the collapse of the crane.

    SRT governor Anon Luangboriboon said the fallen crane was known as a segment launcher and was used for lifting concrete beams. It has not yet been moved out from the site pending an inspection by engineers

    For the time being, he has ordered a halt to all construction on the Red Line until safety procedures have been reviewed and can be ensured, Thai media reported on Saturday.

    Three construction workers were crushed to death when the huge crane collapsed at the construction site in front of Wat Don Muang on Kamphaeng Phet 6 Road in Si Kan area at around 8.40pm on Friday.

    Thanet Veerasiri, president of the Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT), said experts were being sent to inspect the site on Saturday. It was possible that some slings might have been ripped off, he said.

    Metropolitan police chief Sanit Mahathavorn, who visited the scene on Friday night, said officers would await an examination by engineering experts before deciding whether further action should be pursued against those responsible.







    Red Line crane collapse kills three | Bangkok Post: news

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    ^^ Here:

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fu...!4d100.6178452



    Maybe they'll keep them both and you just have to duck.

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    This is an old article I located on the 2Bangkok website. I thought screenshots would better compliment the reading and pics.

    Unfortunately the mentioned link to the list of stations is dead.

    The 1979 Bangkok Mass Transit Masterplan | 2Bangkok.com

    Note the fares proposed!













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    Map of the 1979 Mass Transit System: The three lines of the defunct Lavalin project are Rama IV Line in red, Sathorn Line in green, and the Memorial Line in blue. Too bad... The red line which was supposed to be the first operating line, belongs to the nearly bankrupt State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and is the scene of the defunct Hopewell Project.

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    Latest artists impression of Lat Phrao Intersection station (N9) on show next to Central Lat Phrao yesterday. Quite a romantic scene, looks deserted.




    Todays progress of Ratchayotin Station


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    Just got back from the Chang Carnival up Ratchada by The Street Mall.

    Up the road from Thailand Cultural Centre MRT.

    There's a huge expanse of space mid level in this station, and apparently the new Orange Line will take up most of this space within 5yrs. I'm quoting a security guy who was hanging around to look after the extra crowds this evening.



    The huge map proudly displays all planned future projects.



    The guy reckoned the actual train tunnels will emerge from here. It's feasable as it's heading in the right direction.





    The Orange Line is one of the most ambitious, given its route.





    If they're gonna be tunnelling over the next 10yrs or so, will it be open before the city finally sinks?

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    When's the new Mo Chit terminal due to open? Went past it in March and it was fucking huge.

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    You mean Bang Sue? Thats the MRT blue line interchange then the new rail station. Within 2yrs they reckon.

    But l would imagine the extended depot at Mo Chit would be at least 2 or 3yrs. They gotta get the 26m high flyover towards Phahonyothin Road/Central Lat Phrao done first.

    It's all exciting stuff for a rail fan like me. More satisfying than overpriced night out in Cowboy!

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    Sorry, yeah, Bang Sue. What's the script? My mate told me that all buses and trains would go from there. Is Mo Chit bus station gonna stay where it is then, but be extended?

    I'm like you when it comes to trains. In fact, I'm just watching a BBC doc about the frontier railways of India!


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    OK ... time to fess up ... I'm a train fan.

    Not to the extent of TrainSpotting, but given the choice between a Train and a Bus ... Train wins.

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    They say most main services will eventually be moved from Hua Lamphong and it will become a museum. Pretty sure it will remain a terminus. Its architecture was based on London's Charing Cross station.

    Will more likely continue to serve local routes.

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    As of today the MRT had replaced all signage relating to the forthcoming extension to Tao Poon.




    Wrongly assuming they had opened the line to connect directly to the Purple Line (and avoid the ridiculous shuttle bus arrangement from Bang Sue) I rode the line salivating, hoping to post photos on this thread showing a bright new outdoor station that is only a couple of staircases away from the Purple line platforms.

    Alas, it was an expectation too far. They hadn't opened it early at all, and at Bang Sue they asked everyone to get off. I wasn't the only one who was hoodwinked, several other passengers had stayed sat down too. One guy in his 50s even had a go at the staff for the confusion. I even heard a raised a voice and a finger pointed. Riotous stuff.



    But I did catch a glimpse of further progress on the first 26m support going up over Lat Phrao intersection. They've been working fast, as two weeks ago only a few rebars were visible poking out the ground.



    The whole scene at 6.30 this evening








    This afternoon I snapped a couple of nonedescript photos of Don Muang's Red Line complex across from the airport. Looks like it will have a couple of extra platforms at the top, maybe to serve as terminus for a potential express service. If that's the case, not sure how that works logistically as these tracks go down and join the lower viaduct lines further down. So if any express trains do need a clear track, the slower services would be a hindrance, as they can't just 'pull over' into a layby. We'll hear soon enough maybe.


    It's very difficult to get an angle on any shots without being a distance away. This is not possible as it's all very built up. I had to lean off the footbridge for these.



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    I noticed a new station being built between Lat Phrao Intersection & Ratchayothin when I looked at a new map of the extenstion.

    Whay hadn't I noticed this? I thought. Oh, this is why. The reference map I was using is out of date.



    Ho Wang is of course Lat Phrao Interesction, and according to this Ratchayothin is next. Common sense given the short distance. But now we have Phahonyothin 24 between.

    Anyway I happened to be in the area today. It took me about 7 minutes to walk from Central to the site of this station, which includes 2 minutes for me to stop for pineapple.

    This stretch of road is also getting a bit of regeneration. Maybe this is why they added it.



    View looking towards the station, Major & Elephant building not far away:


    Construction is still more advanced than the previous station which is slated to be open in 2019



    Looking back towards Central and Supalai Park condo



    The nearby Koncept Furniture Store has closed its doors




    Land next to Supalai Park will no doubt be a condo or offices:



    To the left of that is more vacant land with Vipavadi Rangsit in the distance



    British Council is no longer importing teachers, obviously.



    But across the road you can still rent a go-kart




    The future looks bright for this area.









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