Monday, 24 August 2009
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn inaugurates Skytrain extension linking Saphan Taksin Station and Wong Wian Yai Station - 23rd August 2009
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn officially opened the Skytrain extension route linking Taksin Station in Bangkok with Wong Wian Yai Station across the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri.
The inauguration was held at 5.30pm at Wong Wian Yai Station. The Princess boarded a train from the Wong Wien Yai Station at 18.30 and alighted at 18.45 at the Siam Station.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva also attended the ceremony to report on the BTS operation to the Princess.
Financed by BMA, the 2.2-kilometre Skytrain extension has operated on trial basis with free service since May 15.
However, a Bt15 fare will be imposed from September 1 for commuters travelling between the two stations while the Skytrain operator will continue collecting the same fares of Bt15-40 for travel to other routes.