Gold Line (Bangkok)

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Gold Line
สายสีทอง
Overview
TypePeople mover
StatusUnder construction
LocaleBangkok, Thailand
TerminiKrung Thonburi
Memorial Bridge
Stations4
Operation
Planned opening2020 (est.)
OwnerBangkok Metropolitan Administration
Operator(s)Krungthep Thanakom Company Limited
Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited
CharacterElevated
Rolling stockBombardier INNOVIA APM 300
Technical
Line length2.72 kilometers (1.69 mi) (est.)
Number of tracks2
ElectrificationThird rail
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)

The Gold Line is an underconstruction people mover line, part of Bangkok's rapid transit system. Not part of the current MRT Master Plan, the line was proposed in July 2015.[1] It was approved by the cabinet in 2016.[2] The first phase is expected to open in 2020, with a further phase opening in 2023. It will connect Krung Thonburi BTS station with Prajadhipok Road in Thon Buri District, a total of 2.68 km. Development of the line is the responsibility of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, with a budget of 3.8 billion Thai baht,[3] though it is expected that mall developer Siam Piwat will fund the development cost[4] as it will connect to the company's new Iconsiam complex. In future the line could be extended to Asiatique The Riverfront, a large waterfront retail and entertainment complex. The environmental impact assessment was to have been completed in December 2016.[5]

Stations[edit]

Code English Thai Interchange
BTS G1 opaque.png Krung Thonburi (~ 2020) สถานีกรุงธนบุรี BTS Silom Line
BTS G2 opaque.png Charoen Nakhon (ICONSIAM) (~ 2020) สถานีเจริญนคร (ไอคอนสยาม)
BTS G3 opaque.png Khlong San (~ 2020) สถานีคลองสาน SRT Dark Red Line
BTS G4 opaque.png Memorial Bridge (~ 2023) สถานีสะพานพุทธ MRT Purple Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New BTS Gold Line along Chao Phraya River expected in 2017". Coconuts Bangkok. 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  2. ^ "Gold Line monorail gets cabinet green light". Bangkok Post. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  3. ^ "Cabinet approves Bt3.8bn Gold Line monorail". The Nation. 6 September 2016.
  4. ^ Gluckman, Ron (April 2016). "The Queen of Siam: Chadatip Chutrakul Aims To Energize A District In Bangkok". Forbes Asia.
  5. ^ MAHITTHIROOK, AMORNRAT (9 November 2016). "Gold Line's second phase to be finalised".