Gold Line (Krung Thon Buri Station - Khlong San Station), the first phase of Gold Line project, is part of Bangkok Rail Mass Rapid Transit System. With a purpose to connect all travel modes including buses, trains and boats, the Gold Line is operated by Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Krungthep Thanakom Company Limited and Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC). The route starts from Krung Thon Buri station, directly connected with BTS Krung Thon Buri station. On 16 January 2021, its official opening ceremony was presided by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and Police General Aswin Khwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok.
The Gold Line uses an Automated People Mover (APM) system. The train’s special feature is the rubber tyre. Although it is small in size, the train is highly efficient in linking passengers with the main transit system. The line’s smallest radius curvature is 32.70 metres and located at Sermsuk Warehouse (Pepsi Pier) intersection. Upon its opening, the Gold Line offers passenger a faster journey with international safety standard.
The Gold Line route runs along Charoen Nakhon Road, pasts Khlong San Intersection and terminates in front of Taksin Hospital at Somdet Chao Phraya Road. With its 3 stations: Krung Thon Buri Station, Charoen Nakhon Station, and Khlong San Station, the Gold Line connects a total distance of 1.8 kilometres.
The Gold Line features 3 ‘Bombardier INNOVIA APM 300’ trains. Each comprises 2 rail cars and boasts a service capacity of 138 passengers per car. The width, length and height of a rail car is 2.89 metres, 12.75 meters and 3.5 meters respectively. The train can run at a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour. The system has a service capacity of approximately 42,000 passenger trips per day.
Fares : 15 baht flat fare (free for children up to 90 cm tall)
Elderly fare : 8 baht
Service frequency : 5-6 minutes (peak hours)
Opening hours : 06.00-24.00 hr.