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Alstom Elevates Bangkok's Commute with New MRT Pink Line Launch

Alstom Elevates Bangkok's Commute with New MRT Pink Line Launch
photo: Alstom / Public domain/Innovia monorail system
06 / 12 / 2023

Alstom has launched Bangkok’s MRT Pink Line, inaugurated by Thailand's Prime Minister, for a free public trial until December 30, 2023, with revenue service commencing on December 31. This follows Alstom's successful implementation of Bangkok's MRT Yellow Line, showcasing their expertise in advanced monorail systems.

The Pink Line stretches 34.5 kilometers with 30 stations along Chaeng Wattana and Ram Intra promising to enhance connectivity across the city’s east-west transport corridors. It will integrate with five other rail lines, boosting accessibility and convenience for commuters. Additionally, two more stations are slated for completion by 2025, further linking Bangkok with the neighboring Nonthaburi province and streamlining the region's transportation landscape.

Alstom / Public domain

Alstom's role in the Pink Line project involved system integration, installing, and commissioning various key components, including the Innovia monorail trains and Cityflo 650 GOA4 driverless signaling. With the operationalization of the Pink and Yellow Lines, over 5 million residents of eastern and northern Bangkok, Samut Prakan, and Nonthaburi provinces benefit from more sustainable urban transport options, potentially halving their travel times.

“The inauguration of the Pink Line marks another critical milestone for Alstom in Thailand, as our second monorail system starts operation and showcases our expertise in delivering state-of-the-art mobility solutions,” stated Toby Tiberghien, Managing Director for East Asia at Alstom. "Through the Pink Line, we are proud to have supported our customer NBM and the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) in extending Bangkok’s urban transit network to new city areas," he added.