Pandrol solutions for Bangkok MRT
Back in 1992, the Thai Government approved the establishment of a state enterprise for the creation of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) in Bangkok and its surrounding areas. The need for mass rapid transit was essential to enable the rapidly growing population to move quickly and easily around the region.
Pandrol supplied fastening solutions for the Purple and Green Line South, which were completed in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Purple Line: 23 km from Tao Poon – Khlong Bang Phai
Green Line South: 12.6 km from Bearing to Samutprakarn.
Both lines were delivered with Pandrol’s Double Resilient System (DRS), and additionally, Pandrol supplied Aluminothermic welding and the Pandrol QTrack® embedded rail system for the depot areas.
The company also designed and supplied a complete composite conductor rail system for the electrification of these lines and this system is being developed for Green Line North.
These were major projects in terms of volumes, with Purple Line involving 184,000 rail seats, Green Line South using 97,000 rail seats, and the upcoming Green Line North project requiring Pandrol to supply 140,000 rail seats, giving a total of 421,000 rail seats over the three projects. Pandrol’s DRS system was also recently specified for the northern extension of the Green Line elevated railway. This is operated by Bangkok Skytrain system and involves approximately 19 km of track in a densely populated area close to Bangkok. Green Line North, which is due for completion in 2019, will carry axle loads of up to 17.5 tonnes.