Embarrassing Gap Fixed – Bangkok’s MRT Blue and Purple lines to finally connect

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Embarrassing Gap Fixed – Bangkok’s MRT Blue and Purple lines to finally connect

The embarrassing one-kilometer gap between the MRT Blue and Purple lines will finally be fixed—the connecting tracks between the two train lines are expected to launch next month.

The construction of the tracks connecting the Blue Line’s Bang Sue station with the Purple Line’s Taopoon station has been completed. The public test run will start mid-July while the official launch is scheduled for August, according to Pakapong Sirikantaramas, deputy governor of Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand.

Currently, passengers have to take the free shuttle buses or diesel trains to commute between the two train lines.

The Purple Line serves about 20,000 passengers daily as it travels north to Nonthaburi province. The number of passengers is expected to jump 15-20 percent when it’s finally connected with the Blue Line, Daily News reported.

Source: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/embarrassing-gap-fixed-mrt-blue-purple-lines-finally-connect/