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Bangkok launches airport rail link


Published on Aug 24, 2010

Bangkok’s ‘Airport Link’ officially began operating yesterday, connecting the city’s main hub, Suvarnabhumi Airport, with downtown Bangkok’s Makkasan Station. According to a Bangkok Post report, Thailand’s Transport Minister, Sohpon Zarum, claimed that the trains would carry up to 50,000 passengers, and generate up to THB1 million (US$31,000) in revenue, each day. Express services will run every 15 minutes between 6am and midnight, at a maximum speed of 160kmph.

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