29 November 2018 (NNT)
The Governor of Bangkok has inspected the BTS Green Line extension before the nine stations from Bearing to Samut Prakan open for a four-month trial from December 6th to April 15th.
Bangkok Governor, Police General Asawin Kwanmuang together with a party of officials and representatives of the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC) took a test run on the 13-kilometer green line service from Samrong to Samut Prakan National Housing station. The group also visited a nearby train maintenance center.
According to the BTS operator, the free trial period of the green line extension route will see an additional three carriages in service. The service will be available daily from December 6th to April 15th, from 6 AM to midnight.
Officials are determining the fares which are expected to be announced before the launch in April 2019.
Meanwhile, the State Railway of Thailand said it has constructed a parking building near the Samut Prakan National Housing station. The building is capable of handling up to 1,200 vehicles.