MRTA to negotiate with BEM on Blue Line extensions

The prolongation of a Blue Line from Bang Sue to Tha Phra is underneath construction. (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority house concluded on Wednesday to negotiate with Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc (BEM) to run dual extended routes of a Blue Line.

Board authority Yodyuth Boonyathikarn pronounced a house authorized a recommendation by a row study a Joint Public-Private Partnership Act that wanted BEM to work a extended routes of a Blue Line to say operational coherence and repair a ostensible blank couple problem with a Purple Line.

The board’s preference will be forwarded to a Public-Private Partnership Committee for capitulation by early Jul to pave a approach for cost negotiations with BEM, he added.

BEM already operates a Blue Line, improved famous as MRT, from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue. The extensions engage dual sectors from Bang Sue to Tha Phra, and Hua Lamphong to Bang Khae.

BEM also runs a Purple Line from Bang Yai to Tao Pun for a MRTA.

Tao Pun hire is ostensible to be an rotate between a dual lines. 

As a extended Blue Line from Bang Sue is not ready, commuters have to find their possess approach to go a one kilometre from Tao Pun to Bang Sue to house a MRT.

The Purple Line launched a initial exam run on Monday and will be strictly open on Aug 6.

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