View Full Version : Thailand Airport Link open 23 Aug

Pee Baa Jub Jub
30th June 2010, 16:05
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) confirms the Airport Link train will be put on commercial service on 23 August 2010.

Minister of Transport Sopon Zarum said he had been affirmed that the Airport link’s city line train running between downtown Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport would be officially opened to the public by the date mentioned.

The commencement of the Airport Link has been postponed several times due to technical complications. At present, the luggage check-in system is not yet ready for operation as it is awaiting verification from the independent consulting engineers’ team.

The ticket price for the regular line, which stops at every station, will start at 150 THB while that for the non-stop express line will be 100 THB per person, lower than the originally set price of 150 THB.

The Airport Link has been put on trial run since the beginning of June and has an average number of passengers of 7,870 per day. The train is now operated only on weekdays, during 07.00-10.00 hrs and 16.00-19.00 hrs. The number of passengers is expected to increase when all of the stations are opened on 1 July.

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