A lengthy aluminum conductor rail from the elevated Pink Line monorail system in Nonthaburi fell onto a street early Sunday morning. It caused damage to three vehicles but no casualties were reported.
The event occurred around 5am on Tiwanon Road in the Pak Kret district of Nonthaburi.
The metal rail, approximately five kilometers long, detached from the Pink Line’s elevated structure, stretching from Chon Prathan market to the Khae Rai intersection. These rails are typically used to power electric trains.
Vendors setting up their merchandise in the market witnessed the incident, and they reported seeing bolts fall before the rail collapsed onto their parked vehicles. The collapse also affected a high-power pole, causing it to lean.
A vendor expressed concern that the incident could have been more disastrous had a train been passing at the time. A Pink Line train was halted near Soi Tiwanon 25 Road. The line’s service usually starts at 6am.
This mishap occurred at the Pink Line’s western end, a 34.5-kilometer stretch from Min Buri district in Bangkok to the Khae Rai area in Nonthaburi province.
Around 8.30am, the Northern Bangkok Monorail Co, operating the Pink Line, reported a service suspension from Nonthaburi Civic Center station to Pak Kret Bypass station due to the power outage.
The company later apologized, clarifying that the incident took place at 4.45am at Samakkhi station, damaging three vehicles parked below.
The Pink Line had only recently begun tentative service last month.