BTS opens Lat Phrao station

BTS opens Lat Phrao station

People get off a train at the newly launched BTS Ha Yaek Lat Phrao station on Friday. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
People get off a train at the newly launched BTS Ha Yaek Lat Phrao station on Friday. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The first skytrain station on the northern extension of the BTS Green Line has opened for a trial run.

The Ha Yaek Lat Phrao (Lat Phrao junction) station, which also links the MRT underground train network, extends the Sukhumvit Line further north — to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao-Kheha, from Mo Chit-Kheha previously. It also marks the beginning of the Mo Chit-Saphan Mai-Khu Khot extension of the Green Line.  

During the rush hours on weekdays — 7am to 9am and 4.30pm to 8pm — every other train on the Sukhumvit Line covers the extended section. 

Outside of the rush hours, weekends and official holidays, all trains will run the full Ha Yaek Lat Phrao-Kheha route.

Passengers are advised to observe the destination station for each train on platform screens, signs in front of and on the side of carriages, as well as vocal announcements on platforms and inside the carriages.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the opening ceremony. He was accompanied by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob and other officials. 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha arrives at the Ha Yaek Lat Phrao station on Friday. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)


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