The Bangkok MRT or Metropolitan Rapid Transit as it’s more typically referred to was opened in 2004. With 18 stations and two major lines it supplies transportation through Bangkok city. The MRT operates trains through an underground network linking with the airport rail link and the BTS. Though the MRT is not linked to as lots of tourist areas as the BTS it does offer a number of vital stops. The airport, Hua Lamphong train station, Chatuchak Weekend Market and Sukhumvit among many more.
The Bangkok MRT train system reaches from the Northern train station of Bangsue to Hua Lumphong main train station in a loop, getting in touch with the Skytrain on 3 various stations, particularly: Silom, Sukhumvit and Chatuchak Park. There have a comparable ticket system as the Skytrain (BTS) but both systems are for the time being not suitable. All stations of the underground train can be reached by means of ramps and elevators, if required, or additionally by means of escalators.
It has interchanges with the BTS Skytrain at Si Lom, Sukhumvit and Chatuchak Park stations. To protect against periodic flooding, station entrances are elevated above ground, and geared up with built-in floodgates. To prevent mishaps and suicides, a glassed-in Automatic Platform Screen Door separates the platform and track, and opens only when the trains draw in and stop. All stations feature lifts and ramps for disabled individuals.
MRTA has prepared the parking areas and other facilities for the MRT guests ranging from two Park & Ride buildings and 7 train stations. The parking lots, retail stores, and other facilities are readily available for the travelers who wish to park their automobiles and take the subway for their destinations.
The Park and Ride building at Lat Phrao Station, a nine-storey building located at Ratchada-Lat Phrao intersection, can accommodate 2,400 vehicles. Passenegrs can walk along the underground pathway from the building to Lat Phrao Station. There is a big supermarket on the underground floor for those who wish to stop for shopping. The ground floor is developed to supply customer support such as ticket-vending machines, intercom system, CCTV, elevators, and public conveniences. The station also accommodates 2 floors of shops, stalls for other facilities.
There are 18 MRT stations all linked together around Bangkok, nevertheless they are underground and usually just identifiable by chrome railings outside, alongside a little roofed structure. It’s simple to find an MRT station linked to a BTS station as the MRT is generally outside the BTS station at ground level.