MRT Orange Line Finally Approved

Published on 8th December 2015 by Stickboy BKK

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Approval for phase 1 of the multi-billion baht MRT Orange Line has finally been rubber-stamped after years of delays due to route changes and political instability.

Bidding for the initial 21km section from the Thailand Cultural Centre in Huai Khwang to Min Buri district in eastern Bangkok opens in May 2016 with construction estimated to be complete by 2022.

Phase 1 of the Orange Line will comprise 9km of elevated track with 7 stations and 12.2km underground with 10 stations.

orange line map

When the phase two extension to Taling Chan District is built this will add a further 17.5km of underground track with 13 additional stations.

Construction is estimated at 85.48 billion baht with the remaining 9.62 billion baht for land purchases. The project will be funded by the national budget and loans.

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