MRT Shakes on Deal for Pink Line Extension

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MRT Shakes on Deal for Pink Line Extension Into Muang Thong Thani

The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) has signed onto an agreement with Bangkok Land to construct a three-kilometre extension from the Pink Line towards Muang Thong Thani.

The project is worth THB4 million and comes with an additional THB1.2 billion accompanying project that will install a skywalk from the station to Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre, where it is expected around 10 million exhibition visitors and conference goers attend each year.

Spanning a total of 34.5-kilometres, the Pink Line route currently encompasses 30 stations. It hits some key areas by stopping at spots along Ram Inthra Road, Min Buri, and Pak Kret, with stations at sites like the Bangkok Government Complex, the TOT headquarters, and Phranakhon Rajabhat University. The completed section is yet to open for use until December 2022.

The extension will branch out from the Muang Thong Thani district to offer two new stations. This project aims to alleviate transport congestion for over 300,000 residents and commuters and is expected to provide a 10% to 20% increase in business for vendors around the neighbourhoods.

It has been planned for the Pink Line to open in three stages, beginning with the first section in December 2022, followed by a second phase in March of next year, and a final stretch in July 2023.

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