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BTS Skytrain

Bangkok's public transportation, ie. mass transit system

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Dec 17, 2010
It's essential when in Bangkok since traffic is so bad in Bangkok. I found myself taking the Skytrain when in Siam Paragon on two occasions as the cars simply a standstill! However, even the train is packed from 5 - 8 pm. Skytrain is not cheap though when compared with MRT in Singapore and MTR in Hong Kong.
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The Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS Skytrain (Thaiรถไฟฟ้าบีทีเอส rot fai fa BTS), is an elevated rapid transit system in BangkokThailand. It is operated by Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC) under a concession granted by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The system consists of twenty-three stations along two lines: the Sukhumvit line running northwards and eastwards, terminating at Mo Chit and On Nut respectively, and the Silom line which plies Silom and Sathon Roads, the Central Business District of Bangkok, terminating at the National Stadium and Wongwian Yai. The lines interchange at Siam Station and have a combined route distance of 55 km. The system is formally known as the Elevated Train in Commemoration of HM the King's 6th Cycle Birthday (รถไฟฟ้าเฉลิมพระเกียรติ 6 รอบ พระชนมพรรษา).
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