Early Bangkok Subway Photos 1999-2000

May, 1999-December, 2000

Subway Entrances Under Construction
December, 2000

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

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Two views of the subway entrances at the Ladphrao Station.

Jatujak Subway Station
November, 2000

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Left - Northeast corner of Kamphaengphet Road and Kamphaengphet 2 Road - massive construction site of the main part of Jatujak Station
Right - Northwest corner of Kamphaengphet Road and Kamphaengphet 2 Road - corner of Jatujak Station with Jatujak Market in the background


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Construction Work on Ratchadapisek Road
June, 2000


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In the foreground is Ratchadapiesek Road.
Behind it is the subway service spur that leads to the depot.
Phoebus Disco is the domed building to the right
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Construction continues along Ratchadapiesek Road.
Dirt is hauled out of holes and in the background stacks of tunnel sections wait to be installed.


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Dirt is moved from a pit to a removal area.


MRTA publicity photos
Courtesy MRTA


Tunnel under Ratchadapisek Road. Note the concrete sections that make up the walls.


Concrete sections for the tunnel wall.


Four stories below street level in a station under construction.


Construction Work on Ratchadapisek Road
May-June-July, 1999
(Photos: 2Bangkok.com)

Hanging road 1(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Left - Installing the hanging road surface at Ratchadapisek-Suthisarn intersection. Once in place the dirt underneath will be cleared away.

Hanging road 2
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Right - Detail of the hanging road surface

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Left
- Part of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) ready to be lowered down into the subway excavation area at the Au-sor-mor-thor intersection (intersection of Ratchadapisek and Rama 4 Roads).
Center - Two cranes ready to lift the tunnel boring machine
Right - Two cranes lifting the assembled tunnel boring machine into an upright position


Left - Closeup of the tunnel boring machine
Right - The massive digger blade ready to be attached

Rolling cranesSupplies lowered into site
Left
- Rolling cranes on Ratchadapisek Road that can be maneuvered to lower and raise materials from the excavation site below the road.
Massive cranes and steel supports are being installed round the clock.
Right - Something being lowered into one of the holes. The bus is riding across a metal bridge that covers the underground work site.
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