First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Thai Mass Rapid Transit Authority has chosen Egis as a project consultant for Bangkok’s Pink Line monorail along with its local partner Team Consult. The estimated ฿53.5bn (£1.2bn) scheme will deploy 42 trains with a maximum speed of 80 km / h with the intention of carrying more than 28,000 passengers per hour in each direction and increasing everyday journeys to more than 400,000 people.
This venture is part of the Mass Rapid Transit Master Plan which intends to develop the public transport network in the metropolitan region.
Egis will be responsible for the design review, manufacturing supervision and installation and testing of all systems, including the monorail supplied by Bombardier.
The 34.5 km line will run between the north-western province of Nonthaburi and the capital. In addition, it will offer connections with the Dark Red railway line, the Purple and Orange metro lines and the elevated Sukhumvit line, which is part of the Bangkok Mass Transit System.