Light Blue Line (Bangkok Rapid Transit)

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Light Blue Line
รถไฟฟ้าสายสีฟ้า
Bangkok MRT Light Blue line unofficial logo.png
Overview
Type Monorail
System Bangkok Rapid Transit
Status proposed
Locale Bangkok, Thailand
Termini Pracha Songkhro
Chong Nonsi
Stations 9 (planned)
Operation
Opening 2029 (est.)
Owner Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Operator(s) BMA
Technical
Line length 9.5 kilometers (5.9 mi) (est.)
Electrification Third rail ?
Operating speed 80 km/h (50 mph) ?
Route map
Pracha SongkhroBSicon exTRAM.svg
Mit Mitri
Din Daeng
MakkasanMRT (Bangkok) logo.svg
Phetchaburi
Phloen Chit
LumphiniMRT (Bangkok) logo.svg
Suan Phlu
Chong Nonsi

The Light Blue Line (Din Daeng - Sathon) is a planned monorail line to be built in Bangkok, Thailand. Its path runs along a north - south axis. This line is planned to link the Din Daeng housing community areas, Bangkok City Hall 2, Makkasan city air terminal (Suvarnabhumi Airport Link), and business area along Sathon Road.

The total distance of the route is approximately 9.5 km and is expected to service 319,000 passengers per day. The line is tentatively planned to be completed by 2029.

Progress[edit]

The Yingluck Shinawatra led Phua Thai government elected in July 2011 decided not to pursue plans to continue the MRT Grey Line and the MRT Light Blue Line, citing that the lines are not feasible within their 4 year, 10 lines priority plan. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration was invited to could both projects but the BMA would have to fund them.[1] As of 2013, BMA has taken on the Grey Line project.

As of the middle of 2014, there are no plans to implement the Light Blue line by the BMA. Given the delays in 2013 and 2014 with tendering other priority mass transit lines related to the political crisis in Thailand, it is highly unlikely that the Light Blue line will be considered by either the BMA or the MRTA for many years.

Station[edit]

The route has a total of 9 planned stations.

List of Planned Stations[edit]

Code Station Name Number of train platforms Transfer
Pracha Songkhro MRT Orange Line: Pracha Songkro (planned)
Mit Maitri
Din Daeng
Makkasan Bangkok Airport Link unofficial logo.png Airport Rail Link, SRT Light Red Line: Makkasan
Bangkok MRT Blue line unofficial logo.png MRT Blue Line: Phetchaburi
Phetchaburi
Phloen Chit Bangkok MRT Light Green line unofficial logo.png BTS Sukhumvit Line: Phloen Chit
Lumphini Bangkok MRT Blue line unofficial logo.png MRT Blue Line: Lumphini
Suan Phlu
Chong Nonsi Bangkok MRT Dark Green line unofficial logo.png BTS Silom Line: Chong Nonsi
Bangkok BRT: Sathon

Transfers[edit]

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