Gold Line monorail set to roll out in October after successful test run

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The Gold Line monorail had a successful test run on Friday (September 11), Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said, adding this service will be opened in October.

Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) said the monorail will be free of charge for passengers in the initial period.

The monorail will stop at three stations – Krung Thonburi, Charoen Nakhon and Klong San – before linking up with the BTS Green Line.

The train will consist of two bogies, and the total passengers it can carry at one time is around 276, or 4,000 to 12,000 per hour. The trains will have a frequency of one every 6 to 12 minutes, covering 1.7 kilometres of distance.

Prominent places along the Gold Line route included Icon Siam, Lhong 1919, Taksin Hospital, and Somdet Chaopraya Hospital.