New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby JPWard on Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:54 am

Hi I read the new Airport link will hopefully be ready by August 09 does anyone know anything more on this even what it may cost?

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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby stilljustbrowsing on Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:30 am

With regards to the cost, no.
It was supposed to have it's inaugural run on Aug 12 (Mothers' day)
It has now been put back to have it's inaugural run on Dec 5, (Fathers' day) despite apparent contractual agreements for it to be finished no later than November!
The costs are about 145 bht. for non stop, and 15 to 45 bht for one that stops at all stations.
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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby ohm on Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:37 pm

by stilljustbrowsing on Thu Jun 04
The costs are about 145 bht. for non stop, and 15 to 45 bht for one that stops at all stations.


According to the tv reports, the cost is 150 baht for non stop. There’s a WC on board as well! Also something about flight check-in at the station, but I didn't get all the details on that.
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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby pachangamac042 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:21 pm

What about a non stop train, from the airport to Bangkok centre every full hour, and a stop train at 5 minutes past the hour? :? :twisted:
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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby stilljustbrowsing on Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:25 pm

I think there would eventually be a collission. (of interests perhaps!) :evil: :cheers:
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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby J_as on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:46 am

stilljustbrowsing wrote:What I worry about, is this. If the train is non stop, how does one get on or off? (something lost in translation perhps?) :lol: :cheers:


Only twice an hour? What's the point of that? Noone will use it. Trains should run at least every 10-15 minutes to make them attractive (unless there are absolutely no alternatives of transportation).

P.S. the opening will be not in August but on 6th of December and will cost 15-45 THB for a stopping service (150THB for non-stop service).
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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby stilljustbrowsing on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:58 pm

It was going to be Aug 12
It is now said to be Dec 5
They never said what year!
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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby pachangamac042 on Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:49 am

Good products take time sjb; cheese, wine!
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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby puzzled on Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:13 pm

As I look out my window at work I can see the last station being built at a 90 degree angle to the Pahon Yotin Sky Train Station. The roof looks completed, the inside is still bare concrete, of course, but the windows on the sides have been installed. On the north side, looks like good progress is being made on the road which I guess will run from Pahon Yotin to Rajadamri. Surfacing is not done but the curbing is being poured. It looks like it is progressing nicely. There are no shops in the Phan Yotin station. I guess this will change very soon. Progress. It is too bad the Sky Train doesn't go to Don Muang at least. It would be a direct link. As is I can imagine the taxis will be lined up ready to ask for a non metered, overcharged fare for the unaware. And yes, it is supposed to be ready for the December birthday.
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Re: New Skytrain Link Ready August 09?

Postby stilljustbrowsing on Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:13 am

Every day I go to work, I pass the "monuments" of the Hopewell project, such a waste of hard work by some to line whose pockets I wonder?
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