BTS Skytrain is the first electric mass transit railway system to commence operations in Thailand, built and operated by the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited (BTSC). Inaugurated on 5th December 1999, BTS Skytrain operates on 2 lines, serving 23 stations in total.
Sukhumvit Line royally bestowed with the title Elevated Train in Commemoration of His Majesty the King's 6th Cycle Birthday, Route 1, running over a distance of 17 km from Mo Chit Station to On Nut Station.
Silom Line royally bestowed with the title Elevated Train in Commemoration of His Majesty the King's 6th Cycle Birthday, Route 2, running over a distance of 6.5 km from National Stadium Station to Saphan Taksin Station.
- On 23rd August 2009, an extension of the Silom Line commenced operation from Saphan Taksin Station to Wongwian Yai Station. The extension covers a distance of 2.2 km consisting of 2 stations.
- On 12th August 2011, an extension of the Sukhumvit Line commenced operation from On Nut Station to Bearing Station. The extension covers a distance of 5.25 km consisting of 5 stations.
- On 14th February 2013, a further extension of the Silom Line commenced operation from Wongwian Yai Staion to Talat Phlu Station. The new extension covers a distance of 2.17 km serving 2 stations, Pho Nimit and Talat Phlu.
- On 5th December 2013, a further extension of the Silom Line commenced operation from Talat Phlu station to Bang Wa Station. The new extension covers a distance of 3.8 km consisting of 2 stations, Wutthakat and Bang Wa. The Silom Line extension therefore became 8.17 km in length, serving 6 stations in total.
- On 3rd April 2017, Sukhumvit Line Extension (MRT Green Line Project): Bearing-Samrong section commenced operation. The extension of a new station, Samrong, covers a distance of 1.8 km.
- On 6th December 2018, Sukhumvit Line Extension (MRT Green Line Project): Bearing - Samut Prakan section commenced operation. The 8-station extension covers a distance of 11 km, serving Pu Chao Station, Chang Erawan Station, Royal Thai Naval Academy Station, Pak Nam Station, Srinagarindra Station, Phraek Sa Station, Sai Luat Station and Kheha Station. The BTS SkyTrain therefore runs a total distance of 18.05 km from On Nut Station to Kheha Station, serving 14 stations.
- On 9th August 2019, an extension of MRT Green Line (Mo Chit - Saphan Mai - Khu Khot section) commenced operation. The extension of a new station, Ha Yaek Lat Phrao, covers a distance of 1.13 km, continuing from Mo chit Station on the Sukhumvit Line.
- On 4th December 2019, a further extension of the MRT Green Line (Mo Chit - Saphan Mai - Khu Khot section) commenced operation. The 4-station extension continues from Ha Yaek Lat Phrao Station to Kasetsart University Station. It covers a distance of 3.27 km comprising Phahon Yothin 24 Station, Ratchayothin Station, Sena Nikhom Station and Kasetsart University Station.
- On 5th June 2020, a further extension of the MRT Green Line (Mo Chit - Saphan Mai - Khu Khot section) commenced operation. The 4-station extension continues from Kasetsart University Station to Wat Phra Sri Mahathat Station. It runs on a total of 8.6 km route length serving 9 stations: Royal Forest Department, Bang Bua, 11th Infantry Regiment and Wat Phra Sri Mahathat.
- On 16th December 2020, a further extension of the MRT Green Line (Mo Chit - Saphan Mai - Khu Khot section) commenced operation, continuing from Wat Phra Sri Mahathat Station to Khu Khot Station. The 7-station extension comprises Phahon Yothin 59, Sai Yud, Saphan Mai, Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Royal Thai Air Force Museum, Yaek Kor Por Aor and Khu Khot. The travel distance on this new extension makes a combined length on the Green Line of 68.25 km connecting 59 stations, covering 3 provinces: Pathum Thani, Bangkok and Samut Prakan.
- On 8th February 2021, located between Chong Nonsi and Surasak stations, Saint Louis Station commenced operation on the Silom Line. Currently, there are a total of 60 fully-operated stations on the Silom and Sukhumvit lines.
BTS SkyTrain system is a high-capacity mass transit system with an international standard, widely used in cosmopolitans around the world. Each train is able to serve up to 1,000 passengers per journey compared to transporting the same number of commuters on the roads which is equal to 250 cars. Using electric motors to propel and a third-rail system to supply electricity, the SkyTrain runs on elevated tracks, with in-bound and out-bound trains running on separate tracks and platforms. The BTS SkyTrain changes the face of the urban commute and raises the standard of mass transit services.
In addition to serving businesses, shopping districts and residential areas in the heart of Bangkok, an extension project is also in the pipeline in order to reach the broader community of potential passengers in 3 provinces, namely Bangkok, Samut Prakan and Pathum thani.
Over the past 20 years, BTS SkyTrain has provided the best mass rapid transit services. We continuously develop our system in order to be the leading elevated rail mass transit provider, offering modern, fast, safe, efficient and reliable services. We aim to provide the best-in-class service and maximize customer satisfaction relentlessly.