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Suriya and Suraphong Address Pink Line Electric Train Safety Concerns and Negotiate Free Trial Extension

“Suriya” emphasizes that the Pink Line electric train is safe, but still has to close 7 stations with problems until they are fixed. Ready to negotiate with concessionaires Extended the free trial period for the public. “Suraphong” ordered all agencies to jointly inspect every step so as not to repeat the same.

December 25, 2023 Mr. Suriya Jungrungruangkit Minister of Transport, along with Mrs. Monporn Charoensri, Mr. Suraphong Piyachote, Deputy Minister of Transport Press conference to explain the case of the Pink Line MRT project where the electricity supply rail (Conductor rail) fell off and fell to the road surface. and connect electrical wires Tiwanon Road area Between Khae Rai Station Arrive at Pak Kret Intersection Station with Mr. Chayatham Phromsorn, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Mr. Pichet Kunathamrak. Director General of the Department of Rail Transport (MRTA), representative of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), Northern Bangkok Monorail Company Limited, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company Limited, BTA Company Limited. S Group Holdings Public Company Limited attended the press conference.

Mr. Suriya said that the Ministry of Transport would like to confirm that the Pink Line electric train system is safe. For accidents in the public utility construction sector Throughout the entire period since the incident From December 24, 2023, every station has been inspected. which the relevant agencies Engineers have come to inspect again. This makes it possible for the morning of today (25 December 2023) to open for service at 23 stations, from Chaengwattana Station (PK08) – Minburi Station (PK30) from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

As for Nonthaburi Government Center Station (PK01) to Pak Kret Bypass Station (PK07), a total of 7 stations are still closed. Until the installation of the power distribution rail system is completed. and check it again. For the free service trial period that was lost due to the closure of the 7 stations mentioned above. There will be negotiations with the operator. Extend the trial opening period for the entire Pink Line MRT service again. It is for the highest benefit that the people receive.

On the other hand, Mr. Suraphong added that From having visited the area to investigate the cause of the incident. and process It is assumed that it was caused by the demolition of structural equipment from the pulling up of steel sheets (sheet pile) of the utility system project at the bottom of the Pink Line project. Issued according to the construction process when the work is completed. There may be an event that causes the level of the conductive rail to not be in the correct position. As a result, when there is an electric current receiver (Collector Shoe) attached to the vehicle to check the readiness of the route. (Subway No. PM40) which was moving and crashed Resulting in the movement of the Conductor Rail from its anchor point, falling down on some parts of the road (approximately 300 meters) and remaining stuck on the structure. Between Khae Rai Station (PK02) and Royal Irrigation Department Station (PK05), the total distance is approximately 4.3 kilometers. In addition, it was found that there were burn marks from sparks caused by a short circuit (Short Circuit) in 1 point in the runway beam area. Above the construction site of the said utility system project. (near the entrance of Soi Tiwanon 34)

Mr. Suraphong further revealed that the incident must be taken as an important lesson for all parties involved in the electric rail project. Both construction work and transportation systems When any work is carried out, such as construction or demolition, the area must be notified and delivered. Control work simultaneously both entrepreneurs Department of Rail Transport and MRTA, which are the regulatory agencies So that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again. In the past, there have been discussions between government and private agencies all along. Currently, there are inspection vehicles with officers checking the readiness of the route before providing service every morning at 4:00 a.m. to build confidence for the people who use the Pink Line electric train throughout their journey. However, measures to inspect the work must be increased. and orderliness for work being carried out near the running route of the electric train to be tightened even more. To prevent future unsafe events.

2023-12-25 09:37:00
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