The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has indicated that travelling in Bangkok will be more accommodating to commuters, as two more electric rail lines are slated to open this year.
The MRTA said two more rail lines will begin services in 2023. The Yellow Line, which will transport commuters between Lat Phrao in Bangkok and Samrong in Samut Prakan via a total of 23 stations, is expected to offer its services within the third quarter of 2023.
The Pink Line will meanwhile connect Khae Rai in Nonthaburi with Min Buri district via Ram Intra Road and 30 stations. The MRTA previously reported that the Pink Line is 94% completed and will also be ready for operations during the third quarter of this year.
According to Government Spokesperson Tipanan Sirichana, both lines are a part of the Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region: M-MAP, which facilitates transportation in the Northern section of Bangkok.
These projects will provide commuters with more options, minimize time spent on the road, and help alleviate traffic congestion in the capital. The railway will also provide opportunities for those residing along the route while reducing pollution in the area.