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The MRT Purple Line Project: Tao Pun - Rat Burana (Kanchanaphisek Road) Section)

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BACKGROUND

     The Cabinet on the meeting on March 9th, 2010 acknowledged and agreed on the resolutions of the Land Traffic Management Committee meeting on February 8th, 2010 with Bangkok Metropolitans Railway Transportation Master Plan. The committee also assigned MRTA to implement the master plan in 10 years (operated within 2019) with 7 lines of the total distance of 154 kilometers. This includes MRT Purple Line Project (Tao Pun - Rat Burana Section) which is under MRTAs responsibility.

     Later, the Cabinet on the meeting on July 25th, 2017 assigned MRTA to begin construction MRT Purple Line Project: Tao Pun - Rat Burana (Kanchanaphisek Road) Sections civil works with the budget of 101,112 million Baht.

CHARACTERISTICS

Alignment

     The Project alignment begins at the interchange station with the MRT Chalong Ratchadham Line Project at elevated Tao Pun Station and sloped downward beneath Khlong Bang Sue where the line dives underground along Thahan Road until Kiak Kai Intersection, turns left to Samsen Road, passing New Parliament (Yothinburana School, previoused), Rajinibon School, Royal Irrigation Department, Vajira Hospital and National Library. The alignment passes under Khlong Bang Lamphu, turns left along Phra Sumen Road, passes Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, Ratchadamnoen Klang Road and Phan Fa Lilat Square. After that, the alignment goes along Maha Chai Road, passing Wat Rat Natda Ram Worawihan, and goes straight to Chakkaraphet Road. It then passes under Chao Phraya River at Somdet Phra Pok Klao Bridge to Prajadhipok Road, passing Ban Khaek Intersection, passes under Wong Wian Yai to Somdet Phra Chao Tak Sin Road, passing Somdech Phra Pinklao Hospital and passes under Mahai Sawan Intersection. Then, transforms to elevated alignment and goes along Suksawat Road. It passes Dao Khanong Junction, passes over Rama II Interchange, passes Pracha Uthit Junction, passes over Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway and Bhumibol 1 Bridge. It then passes Phra Pradaeng Junction and the end of the train route at Khru Nai Station

Structure

     The civil works structure combines with underground structure and elevated structure. Its total distance is about 23.6 kilometers. (underground structure 12.6 kilometers and elevated structure 11 kilometers)

Railway System

     Heavy Rail Transit : HRT

Stations

     There will be 17 stations along the route, including 10 underground stations, 7 elevated stations

Stabilng Yard

     Stabilng Yard will be located near Kanchanaphisek Road, beside Bang Phli - Suksawat Toll Plaza (Inbound)

Park and Ride

     Park and Ride Building will be located in the area of Bang Pakok Station and Rat Burana Station

PROJECT COST