MRT Brown Line

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     MRT Brown Line
รถไฟฟ้าโมโนเรล สายสีน้ำตาล
Bangkok MRT Brown line unofficial logo.png
Overview
Type Monorail
System MRT
Status planned
Locale Bangkok and Nonthaburi, Thailand
Termini Nonthaburi Civic Center
Sammakon
Stations 21
Operation
Opening Unknown
Owner Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand
Technical
Line length 22 kilometers (14 mi) (est.)
No. of tracks 2 monorail tracks
Electrification Third rail
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph)

The Brown Line is rapid transit line under preliminary study in Bangkok, Thailand.
The 22 km long Brown line is under study by the OTP. It is proposed to run from Khae Rai, Nonthaburi to Bueng Kum, Minburi with 21 stations and be a monorail line.

The line was originally proposed as the Gold Line by the Pheu Thai party for the Bangkok Governors election held in March 2013. This was in response to objections by Kasetsart University to long proposed Expressway extensions in the area. The line would essentially have replaced the need to build an elevated Expressway.[1] However, the Pheu Thai candidate did not win the Bangkok Governor election and the Gold Line was dropped with the Deputy Minister of Transport stating that land appropriation costs were too high.[2] Subsequently, OTP has reworked the Gold Line proposal into a new Brown Line following much the same route. As of June 2013 the route was under preliminary study by OTP.[3]

This line should not be confused with the original 2004 13 km MRT Brown Line proposal from Bangkapi to Min Buri. This was subsequently merged in 2009 into an extended MRT Orange Line.

Alignment[edit]

The Brown Line would start at Nonthaburi Civic Center (interchange with MRT Purple Line & MRT Pink Line) to Khae Rai then east along Ngam Wong Wan road to Vihavadi-Rangsit road (interchange with SRT Dark Red Line) and continue east to Kaset (interchange with BTS Sukhumvit Line).

It would then head east along Prasote Manukit road (AKA Kaset-Namawin rd) past Chalong Rat Expressway (interchange with the proposed Grey Line) to Namawin rd. The line then heads south along Namawin rd and cuts through directly south east from Namawin soi 30 junction to Seri Thai rd soi 35 junction. The line then heads further south east where it terminates at Ramkhamhaeng rd (soi 129/1 junction)to interchange with MRT Orange Line.

Progress[edit]

Proposed line as of mid 2013 and under study by OTP. In August 2013, the MRTA approved the line in principle with a time frame of completing design by 2016, followed by a 3 year construction period for a 2021 opening.[4]

List of planned stations[edit]

The 22 km Brown line will have 21 stations (plus 2 potential future stations):

  • 1) Nonthaburi Government Complex.
  • 2) Khae Rai.
  • 3) Ngamwongwan Soi 12.
  • 4) Prachachuen
  • 5) Shinakhet
  • 6) Klong Prem.
  • 7) Bangkhet. (Interchange with SRT Dark Red Line)
  • 8) Kasetsart.
  • 9) Bank of Agriculture (Interchange with future Dark Green BTS ext).
  • 10) Bang Bua.
  • 11) Lad Plakhao.
  • 12) Prasoed Manookij Soi 18.
  • 13) Sukhonthasawat.
  • 14) Kaset - Nawamin (Interchange with proposed BMA Grey Line).
  • 15) Klong Lamjiak.
  • 16) Nuan Chan 11.
  • 17) Nawamin.
  • 18) Nawamin Soi 50.
  • 19) Bueng Kum.
  • 20) Serithai.
  • 21) Summakorn. (Interchange with proposed MRTA Orange Line)

Note: Station names are provisional.

Future Stations:

  • 1) Prasoed Manookij Soi 25 between Stations 11 & 12
  • 2) Nawamin Soi 42 between Stations 18 & 19.

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