Excitement is in the air as the Yellow Line is on the brink of becoming operational – a first of its kind monorail mass-transit system set to transform transportation in Thailand. Spanning from Bangkok’s Lat Phrao district to the Samrong area in Samut Prakan, this eagerly anticipated project is currently 99% complete. This includes the construction of tracks and stations as well as the installation of mechanical and electrical systems.
Anucha, a government spokesperson, revealed that the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) is currently conducting thorough tests on the Yellow Line’s systems to ensure unrivaled safety for commuters. Once this process is complete, the general public can expect to be informed about the trial runs and eagerly awaited launch of commercial services later this year.
But that’s not all! The Pink Line – another groundbreaking monorail mass-transit system connecting Bangkok’s Minburi district to Nonthaburi’s Khae Rai area – is also set for trial runs in January next year. Full commercial services are expected to be up and running by June the following year, broadening the scope and capacity of the city’s transportation network.
In addition, the Orange Line’s eastern section has reached an impressive 99% completion rate. This key route stretches from Minburi in eastern Bangkok to the Thailand Cultural Centre, covering a total of 35.9 kilometers. While the eastern section of the Orange Line is scheduled to open in August 2025, the western section – extending from the Thailand Cultural Centre to Bang Khun Non – is anticipated to be inaugurated in December 2027, although construction has not yet commenced.
In parallel to these projects, the Pink Line extension is also gaining momentum, with its installation of electrical systems now surpassing the 20% completion mark. This extension will further enhance the transportation network by connecting Srirat station to Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi.
Notably, the southern section of the Purple Line – which will link the existing Tao Poon station to Bangkok’s Rat Burana district – has made significant progress too, surpassing 10% completion. Both tourists and locals alike will soon witness an unprecedented transformation in Thailand’s public transport systems.
As construction of the Orange Line, Yellow Line, and Pink Line projects approaches completion, the MRTA is now focusing on restoring the road surface, which had been closed to traffic during the construction process. Anucha reassured the public that all road repairs and restorations will be completed by the end of the year, paving the way for a seamless integration of these revolutionary mass-transit systems into the daily lives of Thailand’s bustling population.