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Bangkok Red Line train service to be launched by year-end

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BANGKOK, 4 September 2012 (NNT) – The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has begun testing its Red Line train system in the first section from Bang Sue to Taling Chan before it is officially open for use late this year.

According to Acting SRT Governor Viroj Triampongpan, the newly-constructed Red Line is 7 kilometers in length. A trial operation has been held since August to assure the rail integrity and will be carried on until November. Two trains, each with two compartments, have been used in the trial at various speeds.

While the rail is being tested, a platform at each stop will be bolstered to accommodate passengers getting on and off the train. Mr. Viroj said so far no problems have been reported.

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