Saphan Taksin BTS Station

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Saphan Taksin
BTS Skytrain
BTSSaphanTaksinStationE.jpg
Location Sathon, Bangkok
Coordinates 13°43′7.59″N 100°30′50.78″E / 13.7187750°N 100.5141056°E / 13.7187750; 100.5141056Coordinates: 13°43′7.59″N 100°30′50.78″E / 13.7187750°N 100.5141056°E / 13.7187750; 100.5141056
Line(s) Silom
Other information
Station code S6
Services
Preceding station   Bangkok Rapid Transit   Following station
Silom Line
toward Bang Wa

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"[1] however as of December 2015 there has been no decision on how to proceed.[2]

Station layout[edit]

U3
Platform
Platform 3  BTS  towards National Stadium (→)
 BTS  towards Bang Wa (←)
Side platform, the doors open at left or right
U2
Concourse
Concourse Ticket offices, Ticket machines, Shops

Exits 1-4, Tourist information office

G

Street level

- Sathon Road, Taksin Bridge, Charoen Krung Road and Chao Phraya River

Bus stop, Sathon pier
Shangri-La Hotel, Wat Yan Nawa

Facilities[edit]

  • Circle-information.svg Tourist information office
  • Chao Phraya Express Boat service at Sathon pier
  • Crossing river ferry to Charoen Nakhon Road

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kongsai, Thanatpong. "BMA to close Saphan Taksin station to ease bottleneck". The Nation. Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Reporter, Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff (2015-12-02). "Decision Soon on Future of BTS Saphan Taksin". Khaosod English. Retrieved 2016-10-25.