Bangkok Metro: map, photos, description
Driving Bangkok Metro
Bangkok Metro (Metropolitan Rapid Transit orMRT) was opened in 2004 (the first section of the Blue Line between Hua Lamphong and Bang Sue), and together with the Skytrain and the Airport Rail Link forms a common railway transport system in Bangkok.
Bangkok Metro serves more than 240 thousandpassengers per day. The total length of subway line is 27 kilometers away, where there are 18 stations: Hua Lamphong - Sam Yan - Silom - Lumpini - Khlong Toei - Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre - Sukhumvit - Phetchaburi - Phra Ram 9 - Thailand Cultural Centre - Huai Khwang - Sutthisan - Ratchadaphisek - Lat Phrao - Phahon Yothin - Chatuchak Park - Kamphaeng Phet - Bang Sue.
The blue line (officially Chaloem Ratchamongkhon)It is the only one which is currently in operation. Since 2011 there are works on its expansion. When completed, the blue line will ring extending around the center of Bangkok. Also under construction is the purple line. It will connect Bang Sue with Nonthaburi to the northwest and will be the first line of public transport passing outside the urban agglomeration.
The system uses contactless turnstilessystem: for single trips are offered round black badges for frequent visits - reloadable contactless cards. The overall public transport payment system yet, but soon will be introduced, and passengers will be able to use the same tickets as in the metro and on the ground transport.
Discounts for travel in the metro of Bangkok
Discounts are available for travel:
- students not older than 23 years - 10% discount;
- Children up to 14 years increases from 91 to 120 cm - 50% discount;
- seniors over 60 years old - 50% discount.
- children under 14 years old and shorter than 90 cm have free passage.
Hours of Bangkok Metro
Bangkok Metro operates daily from 6:00 to 24:00. Interval of trains in normal times leaves 3-6 minutes during peak hours - 2 minutes. Most subway stations in Bangkok are available for the disabled. Lifts and ramps are found at all the stations, providing easy access for passengers in wheelchairs. On platforms running security service. The metro is forbidden to consume food and drinks.
Given that Bangkok is located in the lowlandsplain, and is subject to frequent flooding, all entrances to the metro station will be raised one meter above ground level and feature a built-in gateways, in order to avoid flooding the tunnels. Outputs from many metro stations lead directly to the shopping centers. When exiting at all stations are outputs of the circuit and the surrounding area map.
Author: The Otpusk.ru
Photos of Bangkok Metro
- Driving Bangkok Metro