The first two monorail trains slated to run on Pink and Yellow lines in greater Bangkok arrived at Laem Chabang Port, even though the transit lines won’t begin operation for two years.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and executives from the Transport, and Interior ministries and Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority ceremonially accepted the cars on Thursday.
Both trains are parts of 72 driverless Bombardier Innovia Monorail 300 trains that will run on both railways which are under construction and will be feeders of main electric railways.
All the trains will be delivered within next year and both monorail lines were scheduled to start operation in 2022.
Each train will initially consist of four cars that can carry up to 17,000 people an hour each way. Later, each train will comprise up to seven cars with the capacity of carrying 28,000 people an hour each direction.
The Pink Line will stretch 34.5 kilometers west to east north of Bangkok, from Kae Rai to Minburi. It will connect to Purple, Red, Green and Orange lines in Nonthaburi, Lak Si, Wat Phra Si Mahathat and Minburi, respectively.
The Yellow Line will run on a distance of 30.4 kilometers north-south direction east of Bangkok from Lat Phrao Road to Theparak Road. It will connect with Blue Line, Airport Rail Link, Orange Line and Green Line in Ratchada, Pattanakan, Lam Salee and Samrong, respectively.