Northern Morchit bus station return to original location

Northern Morchit bus station return to original location

The existing Bangkok Bus Terminal in Chatuchak. (Bangkok Post file photo)
The existing Bangkok Bus Terminal in Chatuchak. (Bangkok Post file photo)

New bus station for the North & Isan to be located next to convenient mass transit stations to get easily into Bangkok, as they once were many years ago.

TRANSPORTATION

Northern Morchit bus station return to original convenient location

3/06/2017
Online Reporters

Thailand's northern bus station, the Mor Chit bus station, will be moving back to its original location by the year 2023.

The Mor Chit Bus Station is essentially the gateway to northern Thailand and Isan for those who don't own cars which includes most students as well as middle and lower income people.

NEW LOCATION IS MORE CONVENIENT LOCATION FOR CITY MASS TRANSIT

This new location will be more convenient since it will be next to the BTS Chatuchak Skytrain station.

Mor Chit's current location has never been convenient for the thousands of people going to the station each day using public transportation who do not own a car.

Getting to the station requires an additional bus or taxi ride from the Khampaengphet subway station.

BANG SUE TRAIN STATION: TO BE MODELED AFTER TOKYO STATION

The existing Mor Chit bus station is part of an area that will be developed into a new central train station for Bangkok.

Bang Sue central station will replace Hua Lamphong Station in downtown Bangkok.

The new station is being touted as Thailand's rail transport hub of the future, although it is unclear to what extent the public that will use the station was ever consulted or involved in the planning process for the station move (for an example of a similar lack of participation in Khon Kaen's bus station see earlier Bangkok Post article here).

The Bang Sue Central Station is being modelled after the famous Tokyo Station to become a starting point for travel all over the country and also internationally.

Four land plots totalling 300 rai in the area will be developed for commercial use.

WHERE WILL THE STATION BE? HOW BIG WILL IT BE?

The station will be located next to what is now the BTS skytrain maintenance centre and the park-and-ride space near the BTS Chatuchak station.

It will be in the area around the 63-rai Phahon Yothin Transport Centre.

The land belongs to the Treasury Department and Bangkok Terminal won the bid to develop 712,350 square meters.

A building will be built there and The Transport Co, [the national bus company] which operates the inter- provincial bus services, is allowed to use the fourth and fifth floors, totalling 112,000 sq m, as the new terminal.

 http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism-and-transport/1261926/mo-chit-bus-station-to-be-moved

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  • additional: more; more than was first mentioned or is usual - ที่เพิ่มขึ้น
  • allow: to let somebody/something do something; to let something happen or be done - อนุญาต, ยอมรับ
  • as well as: also -
  • bid: to make an attempt to do something - พยายาม 
  • commercial: for business purposes - เกี่ยวกับการค้า
  • consult: to ask for information or advice from someone - หารือ
  • convenient: easy to use or suitable for a particular purpose - สะดวก
  • current: of the present time - ปัจจุบัน
  • develop: to think of or produce a new idea, product, etc. and make it successful; to build new houses, factories, etc. on an area of land, especially land that was not being used effectively before - พัฒนา
  • development: the process of using an area of land, especially to make a profit by building on it, etc - การพัฒนา
  • downtown: In the city - ในตัวเมือง
  • essentially: the true, important or basic nature of somebody/something - เป็นหลัก, โดยพื้นฐาน, ตามความเป็นจริง
  • existing (adj): present now; in use now; used now - ที่มีอยู่
  • extent: size; the degree to which something happens or is likely to happen - ขนาด ขอบเขต
  • famous: very well known - มีชื่อเสียง
  • gateway (noun): a device or system that connects two computer networks that cannot be connected in any other way - เกตเวย์ อุปกรณ์สำหรับเืชื่อมต่อเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์ที่ต่างกัน
  • hub: the central and most important part of a particular place or activity - จุดศูนย์กลาง, จุดรวม
  • income: money that someone gets from working or from investing money - รายได้
  • inter-: between different things -
  • internationally: connected with or involving two or more countries - นานาชาติ, สากล, ระหว่างประเทศ
  • involved (verb): taking part or having a role in something - เกี่ยวข้อง, มีบทบาท
  • located: where something is - ตั้งอยู่
  • location: where someone or something is - ที่ตั้ง,ทำเล
  • maintenance: the act of keeping something in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly - การซ่อมบำรุง
  • model: something such as a system that can be copied by other people - น่าถือเป็นแบบอย่าง, ต้นแบบ
  • national (adjective): for the whole country - แห่งชาติ, ของชาติ
  • operate: to carry out a planned activity involving a lot of people, especially soldiers or police officers - ปฏิบัติการ
  • operate: to carry out an activity like running a business - ดำเนินการ
  • original: existing at the beginning of a particular period, process or activity - ซึ่งเป็นแบบฉบับ, ต้นกำเนิด
  • plot (noun): a piece of land used for a particular purpose - ที่ดิน, ที่ดินแปลงเล็ก
  • process: a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result - แนวทางปฏิบัติ, กระบวน, วิธีการ
  • provincial (adj): related to "provinces" , the different parts of a country - ประจำจังหวัด, ส่วนท้องถิ่น
  • public transportation (noun): transportation such as buses, trains and subways that large numbers of people can use at the same time; mass transportation - ขนส่งมวลชน; เคลื่อนย้ายคนจำนวนมากจากที่หนึ่งไปยังอีกที่หนึ่ง
  • replace: to change from one thing to another - แทน
  • space: an area or a place that is empty or that can be moved about freely - ที่ว่าง
  • subway (noun): an underground railway/railroad system in a city - รถไฟใต้ดิน
  • terminal: a large building where passengers arrive and leave - อาคารผู้โดยสาร
  • the public: people in general - ประชาชน, สาธารณชน, มหาชน
  • total: including everything; being the amount or number after everyone or everything is counted or added together - ทั้งหมด
  • tout: to praise someone or something because you want other people to think they are good or important - พูดคุยอวด
  • transport: moving people or things from one place to another - การขนส่ง
  • Treasury department: the government department in charge of overseeing government possessions, appraisimg real estate (property), and overseeing money production - กรมธนารักษ์
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