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Saphan Taksin station in the news again?

May 15th, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Saphan Taksin station in the news again?

http://www.richardbarrow.com/2013/05...ampaign=Buffer


I don't know how to shrink this link, so hoping it works. Looks like the removal of Saphan Taksin station is once again in the news. I think it is a foolish move. Just my opinion.
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May 15th, 2013, 07:18 PM
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I agree, Carol.
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May 16th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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I don't feel I have arrived in Bangkok until I have alighted at Saphian Taksin!
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May 16th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Well at least they'll build the 711 meter skywalk with the travelator first, before they demolish the station...
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May 16th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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I wouldn't want to have to take the travelator all the way to the shuttle boat pier with my hands full of packages. I don't think this is a smart move. I hoped the whole idea of this had had its run and was OVER. Guess maybe not...?
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May 17th, 2013, 06:04 AM
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I think the river hotels will take a hit- how large is hard to say. I for one will stay in town although we do enjoy taking the river boats.
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May 17th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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To get two tracks across the river on Taksin bridge the station has to be demolish. Price of progress but you can always write to the BTS and "urge" them to keep the station open.
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May 17th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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I suspect once they start building that moving sidewalk (or what ever they call it) its the point of no return. At least they recognize that quite a few people depended on that station and have a solution although not the best.
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May 17th, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Agree it's not the best. But I also realize that double tracks across the river is a worthwhile goal. I've been on sky trains that have to stop and wait because there is only the one track. But I've never waited very long....

Just a side note to this discussion.... I was VERY pleased to see that an extra car had been added to the Silom line trains. Not sure if they add to the Suk line or not, but it's a great idea. It may just be during rush hour times.
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May 20th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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ttt for yestravel
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May 20th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Thanks -- if I understand the article the the station will still be there in January. It says the first stage begins July 2013 and will be the construction of the skywalk to take 360 days. The demolition of the station will follow that. I presume that means trains will be running to and from it?
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May 20th, 2013, 01:44 PM
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That's the way it reads to me, as well. Sounds like a very long term project. You should be OK in January, if this schedule holds true.
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