Morchit 2 provincial bus terminal at Chatuchak and city bus terminal at Morchit 1 will be relocated to pave the way for the construction of the Red Line electric project.
The relocation was agreed at the meeting hosted by the Transport Ministry.
Participating in the meeting were executives of the State Railway of Thailand, the Transport Company, operator of the provincial bus terminal at Morchit 2, and the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) which uses the Morchit 1 as a city bus terminal.
Transport ministry’s permanent secretary Soithip Traisut revealed after the meeting that the Transport company and the BMTA would be moving their provincial bus terminal at Morchit 2 bus and city bus terminal at Morchit 1 to other areas within 2017.
She said the agreement to move the bus terminals would enable the SRT to carry on with its plans to construct the SRT’s Red Line project.
The SRT has planned to turn the terminals into a maintenance station and a parking station for the Red Line trains.
Managing director of the Transport company, Wuthichart Kalayanamit said the new location of the bus terminals would be decided by the end of the year, while the new site must have at least 100 rais of land, where the state company has planned to invest around three billion baht for the construction of the new bus terminals.
A study, meanwhile, showed that the Transport Company is interested in the locations around Don Muang, Muang Thong Thani, and Future Park Rangsit Mall.