Tag Archives: MRTA

Survey of ground level area underneath MRT/Taopoon Station : Bent gutter covers

The photo speaks for itself. Rewinding back three years: The MRT Purple Line came into operation. We provided lots of information for service improvements to MRT. One of the issues we reported, and was fixed, was the skywalk from MRT/Bangyai Station leading to the entrance of Central Westgate. Back then, we noticed curved gutter covers that were very much like the ones in the photo. We see the same problem at MRT/Taopoon Station although the station has not been in use for that long either.

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[Accessibility Survey] MRT Bang Pho Station

5 Nov 2020. MRT Bang Pho station stands astride the Bang Pho intersection with one side (No. 1 and 2 on the map) connecting to closed streets lined with condominiums and access to Bang Pho pier (No. 5) and the other side (No. 3 and 4) right above the Bang Pho intersection. During the construction we saw the layout and lift locations and had concerns over the issue of their accessibility. Now the station is open, here are our findings on accessibility:

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A footpath problem at the opposite Wat Phta Sri Mahathat. To build a great city for all, we first must begin with a small simple step.

I already posted the problem at this area on my previous post and asked for your opinions. Now, I would like to give a piece of my thoughts. 1. The footpath is so inclined, too inclined even for normal pedestrian to walk. 2. The electric pole is placed at the centre of the footpath, seriously? 3. The footpath is too narrow with other obstacles.

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เสนอแนวทางการแก้ไข ปัญหา Skywalk จากสถานีวัดพระศรีฯ ไปห้างโลตัส

เมื่อแจ้งปัญหาแล้วก็ต้องแนะแนวทางการแก้ไข… วิเคราะห์: ปัญหาการสร้าง Skywalk แล้วมีบันได เราพบตลอดเวลาที่ติดตามการก่อสร้างระบบขนส่งสาธารณะ ผมเชื่อว่า ปัญหานี้เกิดขึ้นในทุกลำดับชั้นของคนทำงานที่ ‘ไม่ได้คำนึงถึงคนทุกคน’ ทีมที่เกี่ยวข้องตั้งแต่คนออกแบบ, คนนำเสนอ, คนตรวจสอบ, และสุดท้ายคนตัดสินใจ ทุกคนล้วนมีส่วนต้องรับผิดชอบหันมาร่วมทำงานกันเพื่อไม่ให้ปัญหาเกิดขึ้นซ้ำแล้วซ้ำอีก ข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม: เราได้รับข้อมูลจากเครือข่ายว่า ปลายสุดของ Skywalk ตรงนี้สุดที่สะพานลอยเดิม (ยัง)ไม่ได้เชื่อมเข้าห้างโลตัสครับ ปัญหาจุดนี้ แยกประเด็น เสนอแก้ไขได้อย่างเป็นระบบ ตามนี้ครับ

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ALERT! A huge accessibility problem found at the skywalk connecting Wat Phra Sri Mahathat station to Tesco Lotus Laksi, on the recent Green Line extension of the BTS skytrain!

  I just got this image from one of our networks on yesterday. Surprised by what I saw before, and sadly once again, there was a steep stairway! on the skywalk which connected right next to the Wat Phra Sri Mahathat station, a brand-new BTS station, way down to Tesco Lotus Laksi. This was annoying me so much because previously I had a meeting with the MRTA team, who’s in charge of this, and I insisted no stair on skywalks anymore. And they firmly promised my request. But is this what we got? By the way, we have quite a …

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T4A’s train station accessibility at Bangkok Purple Line MRT, Nonthaburi 1 Station with the Ministry of Transport’ advisor.

MRT Purple Line is one of the problematic metro train systems and ‘Station access level quite low’ because the station size is very large and with the method of ‘One elevator per side’ and since the road physical is very width also cars runs very fast (6 lanes on each side), people generally cross the road using a overpass only.

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MRT Green Line Extended (Northern Bound) Survey, The Shockingly Surprised

Last month I went to observe the extension work of MRT Green Line (Northern Bound). Workers were doing their jobs at the construction site at Sai-yud station. At first sight, I recognised there was a glass room at the front of the elevator (What da heck!). Surprisingly, I later found the same thing on the next 3 stations. (What da…!)

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