Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) has commenced transport services on the newly completed section of the Green line from Kheha Station to Kasetsart University Station. The section, as the entire Green line, is operated by the metro trains delivered by Siemens Mobility- Bozankaya consortium.
The consortium has delivered all the 22 four-car trains, with the last train entering operation in October 2019 on the inaugurated Green Line extensions.
Under the partnership, Siemens Mobility delivered the bogies, drive and brake systems, auxiliary services as well as the project management, engineering, design and commissioning of the trains. The trains were built at the Bozankaya plant in Ankara. Siemens Mobility will maintain the trains over a period of 16 years.
In May 2016, BTSC awarded the consortium a contract to deliver the 22 four-car trains. Siemens Mobility is also supplying the traction power supply for the Green line extensions. The order was placed as part of BTSC’s expansion plans to provide more trains on the existing route and its extensions.
The southern extension inaugurated in December 2018 connects the provincial capital Samut Prakan, which lies around 25 km south of city center of Bangkok, with the capital. The elevated extension to the south begins at the current Skytrain terminus at Bearing, is around 13 km long and consists of 9 stations. The extension to the north starts at MoChit Station, consists of 16 stations and is 18.4 km long. The opening of the extended line to Kasetsart University station is part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration initiative to alleviate traffic congestion, with the further extension to Kukot planned to be completed by the end of December 2020.