August 11, 2017

Blue Line extension bridges Bangkok metro gap

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A missing link in Bangkok’s metro network was bridged on August 11, when Thailand’s prime minister Mr Prayut Chan-o-cha inaugurated the 1.2km extension of the Blue Line from Bang Sue to an interchange with the Purple Line at Tao Poon.

The 23.5km Purple Line from Tao Poon to Khlong Bang Phai in Bang Yai has been isolated from the city’s metro network since it opened in August 2016, with a bus shuttle providing a connection between Tao Poon and Bang Sue.

Through journeys can be made between the two lines using standard MRT or MRT Plus tickets.

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