Saphan Taksin BTS station
|Location||Sathon, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Owned by||Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)|
|Operated by||Bangkok Mass Transit System|
Public Company Limited (BTSC)
Saphan Taksin station (Thai: สถานีสะพานตากสิน) is a BTS skytrain station, on the Silom Line in Sathon District, Bangkok, Thailand. The station is located at the entry ramp of Taksin Bridge, below Sathon Road, to the east of the Chao Phraya River. It is the only rapid transit station in Bangkok which can transfer to a river pier for the crossing-river ferry to Thonburi and the Chao Phraya Express Boat service. That makes the station popular for both daily passengers and tourists sightseeing by river boats to historical area such as Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Sanam Luang.
It has been proposed since 2012 to close and demolish the station to facilitate the construction of a second track, which will "ease the bottleneck over its stretch across the Chao Phraya River" however as of December 2015 there has been no decision on how to proceed.
In 2017 it was proposed to expand the station to a double track station.
In September 2020 the construction started by extending the road bridges of the Taksin Bridge and rebuild the station when the road bridges are done. The rebuilding is due to complete in 40 months.
- Tourist information office
- Chao Phraya Express Boat service at Sathorn Pier
- Cross-river ferry to Charoen Nakhon Road
- Kongsai, Thanatpong. "BMA to close Saphan Taksin station to ease bottleneck". The Nation. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- Reporter, Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff (2015-12-02). "Decision Soon on Future of BTS Saphan Taksin". Khaosod English. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
- Bangkok Post 11 August 2017 "Plan announced for Saphan Taksin BTS expansion"
- "BTS ตากสิน เริ่มขยาย ก.ย.ขยายสะพานก่อน 13 เดือนเสร็จขยายสถานี 27 เดือน".
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