Silom Line

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Silom Line
สายสีลม
BTS Silom line header.png
Bangkok Skytrain 06.jpg
Skytrain approaching Chong Nonsi Station
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System BTS Skytrain
Locale Bangkok, Thailand
Termini National Stadium
Bang Wa
Stations 13
Operation
Opening 5 December 1999
Technical
Line length 14.5 km (9.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route map
National Stadium
Sukhumvit Line ( Mo Chit – Bearing )
Siam
Ratchadamri
MRT Blue Line: Si Lom ( Hua Lamphong – Bang Sue )
Sala Daeng
Chong NonsiBangkok BRT logo.svg
Sueksa Witthaya
Surasak
Saphan Taksin
Chao Phraya River
Krung Thonburi
Wongwian Yai
Pho Nimit
Talat Phlu
SRT Mae Klong Line ( Wongwian Yai – Maha Chai )
Wutthakat
Bang Wa

The Silom Line is a route of the BTS Skytrain in Bangkok, Thailand. It runs eastward from the National Stadium Station in Pathum Wan District over Rama I Road and interchanges with the Sukhumvit Line at Siam BTS Station, then turns southward, following Ratchadamri, Si Lom, Narathiwat Ratchanakharin and Sathon Roads to Taksin Bridge where it crosses the Chao Phraya River and terminates at Bang Wa Station in Phasi Charoen District. The line is represented on the official BTS map in dark green.

History[edit]

Originally consisting of seven stations from National Stadium (W1) to Saphan Taksin (S6) when the BTS first opened on 5 December 1999. A planned station at S4 has never been built.

Extensions and current construction[edit]

A 2.2 km extension across the river to Wongwian Yai (S8) was opened on 15 May 2009 after many years of delay. Originally, this extension was due to open in 2007.

A further 5.3 km, 4 station extension from Wongwian Yai (S8) to Bang Wa (S12) in Phasi Charoen District was delayed for many months by the Bangkok floods of late 2011.

The first station of extension, Pho Nimit (S9) opened on 12 January 2013. The second station of the extension, Talat Phlu (S10) opened on 14 February 2013. The extension was initially operated by a separate 6 car shuttle service due to the absence of a turnout between Wongwian Yai (S8) and Talat Phlu (S10).

The remaining two stations Wutthakat (S11) and Bang Wa (S12) were opened on 5 December 2013.

Future extension plans[edit]

South: After the opening of S11 & S12 on 5 December 2013 the BMA announced a new proposal to further extended the Silom line by 7 km from Bang Wa (S12) station, by six stations to Taling Chan. [1] Here, it would connect with the SRT Light Red Line.

If approved, the proposed time frame would be for completion of design by 2015. Construction would be undertaken from 2016 - 2018 for a planned 2019 opening. Part of the basis for this further extension by the BMA is that it would provide proximate access to the Southern Bus Terminal. This proposal in currently under preliminary study by the BMA.

West: The Silom line is planned to be extended by two stations west from National Stadium (W1) to link with the SRT Dark Red Line at Yot Se station. However, no time frame for this extension has been announced and this section of the Dark Red Line will not be built until after 2018.

Originally, the plan was to extend the Silom line west from National Stadium into Chinatown, then north to Democracy Monument where it would then run west to Rattanakosin Island and Sanum Luang, tunnel under the river to the Thonburi side before terminating at Phrannok. However, this plan was shelved back in 2009 and much of this route has been replaced by routing changes to the planned MRT Orange Line.

Stations[edit]

Code Station Name
English
Station Name
Thai
Transfers Location
W1 National Stadium สนามกีฬาแห่งชาติ Bangkok Pathum Wan
CEN Siam สยาม  Sukhumvit Line   Chula-Siam Monorail  (2029)
S1 Ratchadamri ราชดำริ Ratchadamri
S2 Sala Daeng ศาลาแดง  Blue Line  Bang Rak
S3 Chong Nonsi ช่องนนทรี  Bangkok BRT   Light Blue Line  (2029)
S4 Surasak สุรศักดิ์ Sathon
S5 Saphan Taksin สะพานตากสิน
S7 Krung Thonburi กรุงธนบุรี Khlong San
S8 Wongwian Yai วงเวียนใหญ่
S9 Pho Nimit โพธิ์นิมิตร Thon Buri
S10 Talat Phlu ตลาดพลู  Bangkok BRT 
S11 Wutthakat วุฒากาศ  Dark Red Line  Thon Buri and Chom Thong
S12 Bang Wa บางหว้า  Blue Line  Phasi Charoen

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