Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in Bangkok Metropolitan Region
Opened transit lines map in 2016
|Owner||BMA, MRTA, and SRT|
|Locale||Bangkok Metropolitan Region|
|Transit type||Heavy rail, light rail, monorail, and commuter rail|
|Number of lines||6|
|Number of stations||
93* out of planned 310* |
*if transfer stations are counted as one
|Began operation||December 5, 1999|
|Operator(s)||BTS, BEM, and SRT|
Current: 110.29 km (68.53 mi) |
Plan: 567.34 km (352.53 mi)
|Electrification||Overhead line and Third rail|
MRT: 80 km/h (50 mph)|
Commuter: 160 km/h (99 mph)
The Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in Bangkok Metropolitan Region or M-Map is the latest version in a series of Thai government plans for the development of an urban rail transit network serving the Greater Bangkok area. It was drafted under the care of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) of the Ministry of Transport.
Mass Rapid Transit Systems Master Plan (MTMP)
The first version of the plan, endorsed by the cabinet on 27 September 1994 and to be implemented from 1995 to 2011, consisted of an extension of 135 kilometres (84 mi) to the three systems already in progress (the MRT Blue Line, the Sukhumvit and Silom lines of the BTS Skytrain and the Bangkok Elevated Road and Train System (BERTS)), which would have had a combined length of 103 kilometres (64 mi).
Urban Rail Transportation Master Plan in Bangkok and Surrounding Areas (URMAP)
Following the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and the cancellation of the BERTS, a system totalling 375 kilometres (233 mi) to begin in 2001 was proposed, to be developed in three stages: 141.9 kilometres (88.2 mi) during 2001–11, 158.2 kilometres (98.3 mi) during 2012–21 and 75.3 kilometres (46.8 mi) from 2022 onwards.
Bangkok Mass Transit Master Plan (BMT)
Due to the slow progress of development following URMAP, a new plan was drafted consisting of 291 kilometres (181 mi) of rail in addition to the then-completed Blue Line of the MRT and the Sukhumvit and Silom BTS lines, to undergo rapid development during 2004–09. The plan was approved by the cabinet on 7 September 2004, and consisted of the following extensions:
- Light Green Line: east-west extension of the BTS to Samut Prakan and Phran Nok
- Dark Green Line: north-south extension of the BTS to Saphan Mai and Bang Wa
- Blue Line: extension of the MRT Blue Line to complete an inner ring with a branch to Bang Khae
- Purple Line: running northwest–south from Bang Yai, Nonthaburi to Rat Burana
- Orange Line: running east–west from Bang Kapi to Bang Bamru
- Dark Red Line: running north–southwest from Rangsit, Pathum Thani to Maha Chai, Samut Sakhon
- Light Red Line: running east-west from Suvarnabhumi to Taling Chan
The current plan was endorsed by the Commission for the Management of Land Traffic, chaired by then-Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, on 8 February 2010. It designates eight primary routes, consisting of two commuter rail lines, an airport rail link, and five rapid transit lines, as well as four feeder lines. The routes, totalling 555.74 kilometres (345.32 mi), are to be constructed within a development period of twenty years (2010–29). They are:
|Commuter||SRT Dark Red Line||Thammasat – Maha Chai|
|SRT Light Red Line||Sala Ya – Taling Chan – Hua Mak|
|Airport rail link||Airport Rail Link and extension||Phaya Thai – Bang Sue – Don Mueang|
|Rapid transit||Light Green Line, extension of the BTS Sukhumvit Line||Lam Luk Ka – Saphan Mai – Mo Chit – On Nut – Bearing – Samut Prakan – Bang Pu|
|Dark Green Line, extension of the BTS Silom Line||Yot Se – Taksin Bridge – Bang Wa|
|Blue Line, extension of the MRT Blue Line||Bang Sue – Tha Phra, Hua Lamphong – Bang Khae – Phutthamonthon Sai 4|
|Purple Line||Bang Yai – Rat Burana|
|Orange Line||Taling Chan – Min Buri|
|Monorail||Pink Line||Khae Rai – Pak Kret – Min Buri|
|Yellow Line||Lat Phrao – Samrong|
|Brown Line||Khae Rai – Bueng Kum|
|Grey Line||Watcharaphon – Rama IX Bridge|
|Light Blue Line||Din Daeng – Sathon|
|AGT||Gold Line||Krung Thonburi – Wat Anongkaram|
|overview as of November 2016|
|In service||110.29 kilometres (68.53 mi)||19.43%|
|Under construction||128.84 kilometres (80.06 mi)||22.71%|
|Planned*||567.34 kilometres (352.53 mi)||100.00%|
Note: * Exclude BMA Monorail
- เส้นทางปรับแผนรถไฟฟ้า. Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in Bangkok Metropolitan Region website (in Thai). Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
- Hoonsara, Samatcha; Jeerawan Prasomsap (9 February 2010). "Commission approves new Skytrain routes". The Nation. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
- "แผนแม่บทระบบขนส่งมวลชนทางรางในเขตกรุงเทพฯและปริมณฑล พ.ศ.2553-2572 (Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in Bangkok Metropolitan Region)" (PDF) (in Thai). Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
- ความก้าวหน้าโครงการ. Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan in Bangkok Metropolitan Region website (in Thai). Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
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