BTS runs to Kasetsart on Dec 5

BTS runs to Kasetsart on Dec 5

The Ha Yaek Lat Phrao station opens on Aug 9 and the Green Line will go further to Kasetsart University on Dec 5. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
The Ha Yaek Lat Phrao station opens on Aug 9 and the Green Line will go further to Kasetsart University on Dec 5. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

The skytrain will open more stations on its Mo Chit-Khu Khot northern route to Kasetsart University from Dec 5 in a move expected to more than triple the ridership on the section.

Manit Techa-aphichoke, managing director of Krungthep Thanakom Co, said on Monday rides on the new section would be free during the same hours currently applied to the Mor Chit-Ha Yaek Lat Phrao stations.

The skytrain offered free rides from Mo Chit to Ha Yeak Lat Phrao stations from Aug 9 during 7am-9am and 4.30pm-8pm. It now carries 35,000 commuters a day.

The new section from the Ha Yaek Lat Phrao station (N9) has four stations: Phahonyothin 24 (N10), Ratchayothin (N11), Sena Nikhom (N12) and Kasetsart University (N13). Eleven more stations will be opened before it reaches the final destination of Khu Khot in Pathum Thani.   

Mr Manit expected the ridership to grow to 100,000 a day after the line goes to the university before doubling to 200,000 when it reaches Khu Khot.

The Green Line extensions belong to Krungthep Thanakom Co, the business arm of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, which commissioned Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc to operate them.


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