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The dramatic stacked "Si Lom" subway station.

Ride the subway with 2Bangkok.com - June 14, 2004


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Left: Fare table

Above: People taking photos of the fare table


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The interior of the cars is virtually identical to the Skytrain except for a different arrangement of overhead hand grips.

It really is this dim in the cars.

To the right is a shot of the gap between platform and the train.



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Right: The only sign of the promised special decoration in the Queen Sirikit Convention Center Station is gold bands around the columns.

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A peculiar mural--still covered in plastic--in the Thai Cultural Center Station. A plague under it reads: "The Travelers by Rudi Pillen offered to MRTA with the support of the Belgian Embassy in Bangkok..."

It appears to portray hundreds of people pressed together. As one the of few examples of public art in the station, it is not well-integrated into the design--mounted high on a wall to the side of an empty exhibitions space behind velvet ropes.

 


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Near the mural is a mockup showing where the Orange Line subway will someday pass through the station.

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Left and above: Contactless ticket machines. There is still no sign of any ticket vending machines being installed.


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Above: Underpass under Rama 4 Road at Hualamphong Station

One of the most unusual stations is the narrow and dim "Si Lom" station.

Because of limited space, the station has a stacked configuration with separate levels for each line. This creates a very deep station with dramatically long escalators. Coupled with the stark industrial lighting, it has an unusual aura...


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Above and below: Si Lom Station stairs


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Two views from the bottom level of Si Lom Station


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Long escalators descend to the bottom level of Si Lom Station


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Ticketing level of Si Lom Station


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Hualamphong Station--people are looking up at the wall of names


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Exiting Hualamphong Station


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Subway station exit at Hualamphong Railway Station


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Hualamphong Railway Station

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