Connect with us

How Southeast Asia’s largest railway station will impact Bangkok real estate

Bang Sue Central Station (Thai: สถานีกลางบางซื่อ Sa-thanee Klang Bang Sue) or Bang Sue Grand Station is to be the new railway hub of Thailand, located in Chatuchak, Bangkok

Boris Sullivan

Published

on

Of the many infrastructure projects gaining traction in Bangkok, the Bang Sue Grand Central Station will probably be the most impactful.

Bang Sue Central Station (Thai: สถานีกลางบางซื่อ Sa-thanee Klang Bang Sue) or Bang Sue Grand Station is to be the new railway hub of Thailand, located in Chatuchak, Bangkok. It is to replace the currently in use Bangkok Railway Station at Hua Lamphong as the terminus for all long-distance rail services from Bangkok.

The station has been be submitted for Cabinet approval in 2017 and construction begun in 2018.The station will replace the existing Bang Sue Junction Railway Stationand incorporate Bang Sue MRT Station.

It will be the largest railway station in Southeast Asia with 171,000 m2 of total area. The 218-rai (35 hectares) area around the station will be developed as a business and commercial hub, in three zones.

With 26 platforms, the Bang Sue Grand Station is poised to be the largest railway station in the ASEAN region. Replacing the current transport hub at Hua Lamphong, the project will effectively redevelop the existing Bang Sue Junction Railway Station while integrating the Bang Sue MRT Station.

Due for completion in 2020, the under-construction project has triggered an inrush of transit-oriented development activities toward its environs, especially around the Thai capital’s formerly sleepy Taopoon district.

“The expected completion of Bangsue Grand Station and railway systems will affect the demand as consumers migrate to the Taopoon-Bangsue area,” said Marciano Birjmohun, associate director at Knight Frank Thailand.

“The land surrounding the station has been divided in zones which will attract new business and opportunities due to the great potential of future growth.” The consultancy is representing the sale of units at Niche Pride Taopoon-Interchange, a THB3.5 billion project by development firm Sena.

The site sits next to the Taopoon Interchange station, an important rapid transit system hub that connects the MRT Blue and Purple lines. It is also one station from Bangsue Grand Central, putting it at the geographic heart of Bangkok’s mushrooming transportation infrastructure complex.

Property Report | How Southeast Asia’s largest railway station will transform Bangkok real estate – Details

Comments

National

Human trafficking cases in Thailand hit decade low due to COVID-19

Thailand has pointed to improved efforts to stop trafficking in recent years, under scrutiny from the United States and following criticism of its failure to tackle abuses in its lucrative seafood and textile sectors, as well as the sex trade.

Avatar

Published

on

BANGKOK, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Police in Thailand last year launched the lowest number of human trafficking investigations in a decade as coronavirus restrictions on businesses and borders hindered criminal networks, according to a soon-to-be released government report.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Economics

Thai economy to grow 4% in 2021 following 6.5% decline in 2020

The World Bank is now expecting the Thai economy to see 4% growth this year, and a 4.7% growth in 2022, despite current challenges from the new wave of COVID-19 infections.

Olivier Languepin

Published

on

Crowded downtown area in Bangkok

The World Bank now expects that the Thai economy to expand by 4 per cent in 2021, according to the latest World Bank Thailand Economic Monitor report “Restoring Incomes, Recovering Jobs” released on Wednesday (Jan 20).

(more…)
Continue Reading

News

Thailand new coronavirus cases -59- down to two digits

Of the new cases, 28 were exposed to the virus while visiting high-risk areas. The province with the highest number of infections is Bangkok (10), followed by Samut Sakhon (7).

Boris Sullivan

Published

on

Thailand confirmed 59 new coronavirus cases and one additional death on Wednesday, taking its total infections to 12,653 and fatalities to 71, the first day Covid infections are down to two digits since the beginning of the second Covid-19 outbreak in the country in December.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Latest

Most Viewed

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 13,609 other subscribers

Trending