Bang Sue Grand Station
|Owned by||State Railway of Thailand (SRT)|
|Operated by||State Railway of Thailand (SRT) (ground)|
Mass Rapid Transit Authority (underground)
|Station code||RN01, RS01 (Dark Red Line)|
RW01, RE01 (Light Red Line)
A9, HE02 (Airport Rail Link)
BL11 (Blue Line)
Bang Sue Grand Station (Thai: สถานีกลางบางซื่อ, RTGS: Sathani Klang Bang Sue, pronounced [sā.tʰǎː.nīː klāːŋ bāːŋ sɯ̂ː]; lit. 'Bang Sue Central Station') in Chatuchak, Bangkok, will be Thailand's new railway hub. It will replace the existing Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) as the terminus for all long-distance rail services from Bangkok. The station is under construction and is expected to open in July 2021. When built it will replace the existing Bang Sue Junction Railway Station and incorporate the Bang Sue MRT Station.
Bang Sue will be the largest railway station in Southeast Asia, with 26 platforms—some 600 metres long. The station will offer 274,192 m2 of usable floor space. The 15 billion baht station is being built on 2,325 rai[Note 1] of SRT-owned land and will have maintenance depots for both diesel and electric trains. An elevated walkway will connect the station to the new Mo Chit Bus Terminal.
In 2010 under the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Ministry of Transport decided to move the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong station) to the area of Bang Sue Junction Railway Station to be the center of the rail transport system. In 2013, work on the station started with a contract signing by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), Sino-Thai Engineering Construction PCL, and Unique Construction and Engineering PCL for the Red Line suburban railway system project consisting of civil work for Bang Sue Grand Station and a maintenance center. Bang Sue construction started construction in mid-2013 and is to be opened in November 2021.
As of May 2018[update] the station was 50 percent completed. The Red Line service from Bang Sue to Rangsit was expected to be operational in November 2019. In September 2018, SRT delayed opening the Red Line to November 2021. In December 2020 it was announced that civil construction of the station was complete.
- Underground floor: Bang Sue MRT Station, on the MRT Blue Line station, and parking for 1,624 vehicles.
- Ground floor: Station concourse with ticketing and waiting areas. This will be the only air-conditioned area in the station.
- Second floor: Train platforms with 12 tracks. Eight tracks will serve long-distance diesel trains (soon to be electrified). Four tracks will serve SRT Red Dark and Light Red Line commuter trains.
- Third floor: High–speed railway platforms with 10 tracks. Four tracks will serve the Airport Rail Link and the Don Mueang–Suvarnabhumi–U-Tapao high-speed railway linking Don Mueang International Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. Six tracks are reserved for future high-speed rail (HSR) connections to Nong Khai, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai.
The following BMTA routes serve this station: 50 (Rama VII – Lumphini Park), 52 (Pak Kret – Bang Sue), 65 (Wat Pak Naom,(Nonthaburi) – Sanam Luang), 67 (CentralPlaza Rama III - Wat Samian Nari), 70 (Prachaniwet 3 – Sanam Luang), 97 (Ministry of Public Health - Buddhist Monk's Hospital).
Bang Sue Grand Station, view from old Bang Sue Junction railway station in June 2020
|Preceding station||SRT Red Lines||Following station|
|SRT Dark Red Line||
toward Maha Chai
toward Taling Chan
|SRT Light Red Line|
|Airport Rail Link (Bangkok)|
|SARL City Line||
|SARL Express/HSR Eastern Line||
|Out of interchange|
toward Bang Wa
|MRT Blue Line|
Transfer at: Bang Sue
toward Tha Phra
|State Railway of Thailand|
toward Chiang Mai
toward Ubon Ratchathani
toward Su-ngai Kolok
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