Project Name: Mass Transit and Expressway Systems Bangsue - Rama VI Bridge Connecting to Borom Rat Chonnani Road (Western Corridor)
Firm Name: TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co., Ltd.
Location: Bangkok and vicinities, Thailand
Project Owner: Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP)
Type of Project: Transportation
Project Features: As assigned by Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management Co., Ltd. has undertaken the feasibility study and detailed design of mass transit and expressway systems from Bangsue to Rama VI Bridge Connecting to Borom Rat Chonnani Road which connects Bangkok side of the Chao Phraya River to the Thonburi side. The Project has 3 important systems including:
- Rail system
The 15.2 kilometres rail system starts from Bangsue train station, follows the Western train line (formerly called the Southern Line), crosses the Chao Phrya River near Rama VI Bridge, and ends at the Talingchan railway junction. When the project is completed, it can use with the track doubling train such as long distance train, goods transporting train, urban train. Moreover, there is an area for conducting high-speed train in the future.
- Expressway system
The 16.7 kilometres expressway system is a 6-lane elevated road starting from the western outer ring road (Kanchanapisek road), using the right-of-way of the Western train line (formerly called Southern line). After crossing the Chao Phraya River near the Rama VI Bridge the route passes the Bangsue freight train centre, and connects with Sriratch expressway in the north of Mochit Bus Station.
- Local road
The main objective of local road is to collect and spread traffic for entering and exiting the expressway system. The local road which has 2 parts can also serve the people traveling in the area near the train line. The first part is a 4-lane road at the length of 1.7 kilometres built under the expressway structure starting from Prachachuen Road and ending at Pacharaj 1 Road. The second part starts from Charansanitwong Road and ends at Kanchanapisek Road. It is a 2-lane road along both sides of the train right-of-ways. The north part of the road is 11.5 kilometres long and the south part is 11.7 Kilometres long.