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Project Description

The system is an electric railway system designed and constructed to international standards. It will utilise updated versions of proven transit system installtions currently in use in other cities, particularly in Hong Kong and Singapore. Construction of the system is being carried out under a lump sum turnkey basis by a consortium comprising Siemens and Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited. The construction works are required to be completed and the system ready for commencement of commercial operations by Jan. 1, 2000. construction is already about 97% complete as of June 1999

All stations and trackway will be on structures elevated above the medians of city streets. These streets run through the central business district of the city. All land required to complete the project has already been provided to BTSC by the BMA. The depot will be constructed at the ground level at the Northern end of the system. the maximum  vehicle speed will be 80 km/hr and the average travelling speed will be 35 km/hr, including baording time. The system will operate from 6:00am to 12:00pm midnight everyday.

Bangkok Transit System
The BTS is a heavy rail dual track elevated railway with a total length of approximately 23.5 km. the system consists of 2 lines, the Sukhumvit line and the Silom line, and will be built on the elevated viaduct running above designated roads of Bangkok's central business district.

1. Sukhumvit line
The Sukumvit line starts from the east of Sukhumvit Soi 81 and ends at the Mor chit Bus Terminal in the North. It passes along Sukhumvit Rd, Ploenchit Rd, Rama 1 Rd, Phayathai Rd, Victory monument and Phaholyothin Rd. The Sukhumvit line is approximately 17 km in length with 17 stations including one common interchange station, The Central Station. The line makes structural provision for consruction of one additional station in the future.

2. Silom line
The silom line starts at the foot of Sathorn Bridge on the Bangkok side. From Sathorn RD, it proceeds north to the junction with Klong Chong Nonsi where it turns east to join Silom Rd before running along Ratchadamri and Rama 1 Rd and ends east of Banthad Thong Rd near the National Stadium. The Silom line is approximately 6.5 km in lengh with 7 stations including the common interchange station, the Central station, The line also includes structural provision for an additional station.

Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) System
The Siemans-supplied E&M system will be designed for the ultimate capacity of the system. However, initially the power supply system, the automatic fare collection system and the train fleet have been sized to meet the initial demand of 25,000 passengers per hour per direction. The trains will be powered by electric motors fed by an electrified third rail. The system will incorporate a signalling system that continuosly advises the train drivers of the optimum driving conditions including speed, braking, when to shut doors etc. Built-in automatic protection systems will ensure that no unsafe situation can arise.

Structure  Details and picture of the structure
Trains  Details and pictures of the train