SRT Dark Red Line

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Dark Red Line
สายสีแดงเข้ม
201701 SRT Dark Red Line under construction near Bang Sue.jpg
The elevated route under construction near Bang Sue Central Station
Overview
TypeCommuter rail
SystemBangkok Suburban Commuter Train
StatusUnder Construction
TerminiThammasat
Maha Chai
Stations36
Operation
OpenedJanuary 2021[1]
(Phase 1 Rangsit - Bang Sue)
2024 (est.)
Phase 2 Rangsit - Thammasat Uni)
2025 (est.)
(Phase 3 Bang Sue - Hua Lamphong)
2029 (est.)
(Phase 4 Hua Lamphong - Maha Chai)
OwnerState Railway of Thailand
Operator(s)S.R.T. Electrified Train Company Limited
Technical
Line length86.8 km (53.94 mi)
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
ElectrificationOverhead lines
Operating speed160 km/h (99 mph)
Route map
km
Up arrow SRT Northern & Northeastern Lines
Future North Extension
32.6 Thammasat University
29.9 Chiang Rak
Bangkok University
26.2 Khlong Nueng
22.6 Rangsit
Khlong Rangsit
19.9 Lak Hok
Grand Canal
13.8 Don Mueang
11.8 Kan Keha
(Left arrow  MRL  Pink Line Right arrow)
9.9 Lak Si
7.1 Thung Song Hong
5.6 Bang Khen
4.1 Wat Samian Nari
Nikhom Rotfai KM. 11 Halt
2.6 Chatuchuk
Left arrow  SRT  to Talingchan
 
Left arrow SRT Southern Line
Bang Sue Junction
0.0 Bang Sue Central
Left arrow  MRT  Blue Line Right arrow
 
Pradiphat
2.7 Sam Sen
3.7 Ratchawithi
Ramathibodi Hospital Halt
ARLbangkok.svg  ARL  To Suvarnabhumi Right arrow
 
 SRT  to Hua Mak Right arrow
 
Yommarat Halt
SRT Eastern Line Right arrow
5.4 Yommarat
Urupong Halt
6.5 Yotse
7.5 Hua Lamphong
Bangkok railway station
Left arrow  MRT  Blue Line Right arrow
 
Future South Extension
Chao Phraya River
Khlong San
Up arrow  BTS  Silom Line
 
Left arrow  MRT  Purple Line Right arrow
 
Wongwian Yai
Down arrow SRT Maeklong Railway
 
Talat Phlu
Left arrow  BTS  Silom Line
 
Wutthakat
Taksin
Khlong Ton Sai
Chom Thong
Wat Sai
Wat Singh
Bang Bon
Khan Keha
Rang Sakae
Rang Pho
Sam Yaek
Phrom Daen
Thung Si Thong
Bang Nam Chuet
Khok Khwai
Ban Khom
Khlong Chak
Maha Chai

The SRT Dark Red Line is part of the planned SRT Red Line suburban railway system to serve the greater Bangkok Metropolitan Region which includes Bangkok Province and 4 adjoining provinces. It runs on a north–south axis through Bangkok. When fully completed, the line will extend from Thammasat University's Rangsit campus in Pathum Thani Province to Maha Chai in Samut Sakhon Province for a full length of nearly 87 km.

Construction started in 2013 and was originally due to be completed within 3 years. By the end of September 2019, civil works were almost fully complete at 99.56%[2]

In May 2018, the SRT announced that the Dark Red line should finally open in October 2020. Fares will be set at between 14-45 baht.[3] However, more recently the SRT has stated that the new Intercity Terminal at Bang Sue will not open until January 2021 and this is likely to be the date for the line to start operations.

In July 2016, the Cabinet approved the first section of the southern extension from Bang Sue to Hua Lamphong. However, the 10km 4 station northern extension from Rangsit to Thammasat University will be built first and was expected to be tendered by September 2018.[4] The extension to Thammasat University may now be tendered in the 2nd half of 2019. [5]

Route Alignment[edit]

Initially, Rangsit to Bang Sue. Eventually, Thammasat University's Rangsit campus in Pathum Thani Province to Maha Chai in Samut Sakhon Province.

History[edit]

In February 2009, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva secured a 24 billion baht (US$685 million) loan from the Japanese Government for the 67 km (42 mi) segment.[6][7] The first Phase from Bang Sue to Rangsit was approved in 2010 but delayed due to a complicated 2.5 year contractual dispute.

The 21.6 km, 9 station Rangsit to Bang Sue section finally started construction in May 2013 after new contracts were signed in January 2013.[8] A construction period of 3 years was stated. By the end of 2013, the project was only 3% done & already months behind schedule due to a longer timetable in removing the Hopewell Pillars.[9] In June 2014, the SRT requested an additional 8.14 billion baht to modify the Dark Red line to 4 tracks instead of 3, to accordingly redesign all stations and to provide for the longer platforms for the Bang Sue Terminal to cater for future HSR lines.[10] 8.140 billion baht request is; 4.32 billion baht for Contract 1 (modifications to Bangsue Central to cater for High Speed trains); 3.35 billion Baht for Contract 2 (4th track and stations redesign) and 473 million baht for Contract 3.

It is worth noting that the budget for the 1st Phase of the Dark Red Line project have progressively increased due to numerous delays and further redesign of the project. From an initial 59.89 billion baht in 2007, to 75.55 billion baht in 2009 and to 80.38 billion baht in 2012. The additional requested 8.14 billion baht will increase the current budget to 88.52 billion baht.

Construction Progress[edit]

The 21.6 km, 9 station Rangsit to Bang Sue section finally started construction in May 2013 with a construction period of 3 years was stated. Construction works were delayed by 2 months due to site access issues for the contractor and delays related to removing slum dwellers residing within the right of way. However, it was hoped that the use of some of the old Hopewell pillars would speed up the initial construction timetable.[11] By the end of 2013, the project was only 3% done & already months behind schedule due to a longer timetable in removing the Hopewell Pillars.[12]

In June 2014, the SRT requested an additional 8.14 billion baht to modify the Dark Red line to 4 tracks instead of 3, to accordingly redesign all stations and to provide for the longer platforms for the Bang Sue Terminal to cater for future HSR lines.[13] 8.140 billion baht request is; 4.32 billion baht for Contract 1 (modifications to Bang Sue to cater for High Speed trains); 3.35 billion Baht for Contract 2 (4th track and stations redesign) and 473 million baht for Contract 3.

As of September 2017, civil works progress was stated to be 88.63%.[14] By the end of September 2019 civil works were almost fully complete at 99.56% and Electrical and Signalling installation was at 45.60%.[15]

New Intercity Terminal at Bang Sue (Contract 1)[edit]

Contract 1 of the project is for the construction of a new, 4 level Intercity Terminal to cater for all SRT Intercity Trains, SRT Red Line suburban trains and the yet to be built Airport Rail Link extension. The delayed contract process was finally signed in January 2013.[16] In August 2013, the SRT sought extra funds for the project to be redesigned in order to extend upper level platforms to a 400-600m length in order to accommodate future planned High Speed Lines.[17] (Funding was finally requested in June 2014 - see above section)

In March 2013, the new Intercity Terminal at Bang Sue started construction. Between March and June, excavation works for the foundation of the Terminal were delayed by the unearthing of numerous World War II unexploded bombs which required safe removal by army Explosive Ordnance Teams.[18][19][20] As of July 2014, construction was 10% behind schedule.

The new Bang Sue was originally scheduled to open by end of 2016 but the above-mentioned redesign work and other delays have resulted in an expected 2020 opening date. As of September 2017, construction progress of the station civil works was at 57.50%.[21] By the end of September 2019 civil works were at 86.01% and the new Bang Sue station was expected to finally open in January 2021.[22]

Rolling stock (Contract 3)[edit]

The SRT Commuter Red Line rolling stock at the assembly plant in Japan

The 3rd contract for the Dark Red Line is for electrical and systems (E&S) and procuring EMU rolling stock. An overhead catenary electrical system is specified. As of April 2014, only 2 bidders remained but one of the bidding consortium's was disqualified on due to the fact that one of the consortium members (Maru Beni Corp) had convictions for bribery in an Indonesian bidding process.[23]

This left MHSC Consortium (Mitsubishi and Hitachi and Sumitomo) as the sole bidder qualified for the contract. However, their bid of 28,899 Million Baht was above the SRT median price of 26 billion baht which was set in 2010. The MHSC Consortium argued that their bid reflects 2013 prices after the minimum wage increase of January 2012. Finally, after a 2-year delay in the bidding process, in July 2014 JICA approved the loan for Contract 3.[24] However, the coup of May 2014 delayed finalization leading to further review and negotiations. By mid 2016, negotiations had concluded and Hitachi promised that all rolling stock for the Dark Red line would be delivered by 2020.[25] The contract specifies 25 EMUs consisting of ten 4 car sets and fifteen 6 car sets for 130 cars in total.

In late September 2019 the first 2 sets of rolling stock were shipped from Japan [26] and both arrived in Thailand at Laem Chabang port on 12 October 2019 for shipment to Bangkok. [27]

Line segments[edit]

  • Bang Sue-Rangsit: 21.6 km (13.42 mi) (under construction)
  • Rangsit-Thammasat: 10.0 km (6.21 mi) (planned for tender in late 2019)
  • Bang Sue-Hua Lamphong: 11.0 km (6.84 mi) (cabinet approved)
  • Hua Lamphong-Bang Bon-Maha Chai: 39.0 km (24.23 mi) (planned)

Construction segments[edit]

Construction segments based on M-Map:[28]

Phase Segment Length Progress
I Rangsit-Bang Sue 26 km (16.16 mi) Under construction
II Thammasat University-Rangsit 10 km (6.21 mi) Cabinet Approved
III Bang Sue-Hua Lamphong 11 km (6.84 mi) Cabinet Approved
IV Hua Lamphong-Bang Bon 18 km (11.18 mi) Planned
V Bang Bon-Maha Chai 20 km (12.43 mi) Planned
VI Maha Chai-Maeklong 24 km (14.91 mi) Offered
VII Maeklong-Pak Tho 22 km (13.67 mi)

There is a future extension that is not included in M-Map, but is included in information brochures.[29]

Phase Segment Length Progress
TBA Thammasat University-Phachi Junction Railway Station Unknown Unknown

List of stations[edit]

Code Station Name Thai Express Train City Train Transfer Location
Phase I
RN13 Thammasat University มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์
ศูนย์รังสิต
Pathum Thani
RN12 Chiang Rak เชียงราก
RN11 Bangkok University มหาวิทยาลัยกรุงเทพ
RN10 Khlong Nueng คลองหนึ่ง
RN09 Rangsit รังสิต
RN08 Lak Hok (Rangsit University) หลักหก (มหาวิทยาลัยรังสิต)
RN07 Don Mueang ดอนเมือง BSicon FLUG.svg Don Mueang International Airport ARLbangkok.svg  ARL  (approved) Bangkok
RN06 Kan Kheha การเคหะ
RN05 Lak Si หลักสี่  MRL : Lak Si (under construction)
RN04 Thung Song Hong ทุ่งสองห้อง
RN03 Bang Khen บางเขน  MRT : Bang Khen (approved, proposed tender in 2020)
RN02 Wat Samian Nari วัดเสมียนนารี
RN01 Chatuchak จตุจักร BSicon BUS.svg Mochit 2 Northern/Northeastern Bus Terminal
RCEN Bang Sue บางซื่อ  SRT 
ARLbangkok.svg  ARL (approved)
 MRT : Bang Sue
Phase II
RS01 Pradiphat ประดิพัทธ์  SRT  Bangkok
RS02 Sam Sen สามเสน  SRT 
RS03 Ratchawithi ราชวิถี  SRT  (proposed)
RS04 Yommarat ยมราช  MRT : Yommarat (approved)
RS05 Yot Se ยศเส  BTS : Yot Se (proposed extension)
RS06 Hua Lamphong หัวลำโพง  MRT : Hua Lamphong
Phase III
RS07 Khlong San คลองสาน Bangkok
RS08 Wongwian Yai วงเวียนใหญ่  BTS : Wongwian Yai  MRT : Wongwian Yai (approved)
RS09 Talat Phlu ตลาดพลู  BTS : Talat Phlu
RS10 Taksin ตากสิน  BTS : Wutthakat
RS11 Chom Thong จอมทอง
RS12 Wat Sai วัดไทร
RS13 Wat Sing วัดสิงห์
RS14 Bang Bon บางบอน
Phase IV
RS15 Rang Sakae รางสะแก Bangkok
RS16 Rang Pho รางโพธิ์
RS17 Sam Yaek สามแยก
RS18 Phrom Daen พรมแดน
RS19 Thung Si Thong ทุ่งสีทอง Samut Sakhon
RS20 Bang Nam Chuet บางน้ำจืด
RS21 Khok Khwai คอกควาย
RS22 Ekkachai เอกชัย
RS23 Maha Chai มหาชัย
Phase V
x Tha Chalom ท่าฉลอม Samut Sakhon
x Ban Chi Phakhao บ้านชีผ้าขาว
x Khlong Nok Lek คลองนกเล็ก
x Bang Si Kot บางสีคต
x Bang Krachao บางกระเจ้า
x Ban Bo บ้านบ่อ
x Bang Thorat บางโทรัด
x Ban Ka Long บ้านกาหลง
x Ban Na Khwang บ้านนาขวาง
x Ban Na Khok บ้านนาโคก
x Ket Muang เขตเมือง Samut Songkhram
x Lad Yai ลาดใหญ่
x Bang Krabun บางกระบูน
x Mae Klong แม่กลอง
Phase VI
x Bang Kaphom บางกระพ้อม Samut Songkhram
x Amphawa อัมพวา
x Wat Pleng วัดเพลง Ratchaburi
x Pak Tho ปากท่อ SRT Southern line

See also[edit]

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