Thales has completed the delivery of the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system across 19 additional stations on the Bangkok MRT’s Blue Line.
The opening of the Bang Sue-Tha Phra extension, or section 3, of Bangkok’s Chaloem Ratchamongkhon MRT line, known as the Blue Line, marks the final delivery phase of the AFC system on the line’s extension.
Under the contract awarded in 2017, Thales is also supplying additional Gates and Token Issuing Machines (TIM) to increase the capacity of the original stations.
Designed to mitigate growing traffic congestion problems and streamline travels within the metropolitan area, the Blue Line currently serves a daily ridership of 400,000, with numbers set to double as section 3 transitions into full operation.
The completion of this project follows the successful installation of the ticketing system for section 2, which was put into revenue service in September 2019.