Elevated MRT Yellow Line Trail Run Exceeds Expectations

According to the Department of Rail Transport(DRT), the Yellow Line saw approximately 80,000 riders during its initial trial run over the weekend, which is considering a full trial across all 23 stations by mid-month.

The director-general of the DRT, Pichet Kunadhamraks, stated that 13 stations between Hua Mak and Samrong are presently operational as part of the monorail service trial.

He noted a substantial turnout for the trial run, with passenger counts of 38,521 on Saturday and 36,879 on Sunday.

Yellow Line trains maintain a schedule of every 10 minutes from 9 am through to 8 pm daily. Free rides are available, with tickets accessible at each station.

Mr Pichet confirmed the smooth progression of the trial run without any reported problems.

“After one week of the trial run, we will consider opening all 23 stations from Lat Phrao in Bangkok to Samrong in Samut Prakan,” he further stated.

According to Mr Pichet, the 30.4 km Yellow Line intersects with the Green Line at Samrong Station, the Airport Rail Link at Hua Mak Station, and the Blue Line at Lat Phrao Station.

In the near future, the Yellow Line will also link up with the Orange Line at Yaek Lam Sali station.

He predicted an increase in the number of trial run riders on weekdays, owing to the Yellow Line’s connections with other urban trains like the MRT, BTS, and Airport Rail Link.

The Yellow Line is anticipated to ease traffic on Srinakarin Road and Lat Phrao Road as more commuters will use the monorail service over personal vehicles, mentioned Mr Pichet.

Commercial operations for the Yellow Line are slated to commence next month, with ticket prices varying between 15 and 45 baht.