Bangkok Skytrain 10th Anniversary

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It’s surprising to remember that the Bangkok Skytrain has only been open since December 5, 1999. The trains are starting to carry 10th Anniversary stickers like this.

(December 5 is the King’s Birthday so Thailand often arranges important things for that day. On December 5 this year they will open the Airport Express.)

The Skytrain has had a huge impact on traveling in Bangkok, especially for tourists. Before the Skytrain we were at the mercy of unscrupulous taxi drivers. I remember how hard it was to go where I wanted as the taxi drivers always wanted to take me to a jewellery shop where they’d get a commission.

I don’t know it has improved traffic a lot but it’s made travel a lot less frustrating.

I hope they will continue to develop and expand the system. The next development should be the extension of the Sukhumvit line beyond On Nut.

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One Response to “Bangkok Skytrain 10th Anniversary”

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