Rail

Bangkok to launch subway system in 2004

Posted on January 14, 2003

Bangkok's long-awaited underground commuter railway will open in April 2004, four months ahead of the last revised schedule. The launch was initially planned for July 2003, but later postponed to August 2004. Siemens AG, the train supplier for the project, will deliver 11 out of the total 19 trains in September, reported The Associated Press. Construction of all the 18 subway stations has been virtually completed, and test runs will start late this year, said the AP. Home to more than 4 million cars, trucks, buses, vans and motorcycles, Bankok has some of the worst traffic jams in Southeast Asia. The opening of the subway system is expected to ease the city's traffic congestion, where hour-long traffic delays are common.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Feds intend to greenlight funding for Md.'s Purple Line

The 16-mile light-rail line, which will run through Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, will connect to Metrorail lines, MARC, Amtrak, and local bus services.

Amtrak officials say Penn Station repairs ahead of schedule

COO Scot Naparstek “absolutely” expects full service to be returned by the day after Labor Day, adding that commuters should expect an on-time service of more than 90%.

Calif.'s SMART commuter rail gets Federal green light to launch

Train service will be free of charge on opening day, with the agency holding a community grant opening event. After opening day, SMART fares for everyone will be 50% off regular price through Labor Day, with regular fares set to be in place Sept. 5.

STV, Mott MacDonald JV lands Sound Transit light rail extension contracts

The team will perform systems construction management services for the $3.7 billion East Link Extension, a 14-mile-long extension, and the $1.9 billion 4.3-mile Northgate Link Extension between the University of Washington at Husky Stadium, the University District, and the Northgate neighborhood.

AllEarth takes delivery of Budd railcars for Vermont commuter service

The cars, build in the 1950s, were purchased from Dallas Area Rapid Transit, where they were in operation between 1996 and 2012.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close