|Most of the BTS station infrastructure has been designed to
be above ground in order to avoid cluttering existing street-level
facilities and contributing to further traffic congestion. The
elevated track and most stations have a single-column support
structure, and each station is 150 m in length. There are 2
types of stations:
|| Side Platform Stations � Most BTS stations have been
designed with two platforms at each side of the station,
with 2 train tracks running through the center. This design
works well with a single-column support structure.
|| Center Platform Stations � More complex in terms of
construction and serving a higher passenger capacity.
This type of station has a large platform in the center
with tracks at each side. BTS uses this design for interchange
Each station has 3 levels:
||The Street Level is the entry point to each station.
Stairways, escalators and elevators (at selected stations)
lead the passengers to the station concourse. The Street
Level is also used to store equipment such as generators,
fuel tanks, water tanks and water pumps.
||The Concourse Level is located above the Street Level
and serves as the entry point to the platform. The Concourse
is divided into the public area for those who have not
yet entered the BTS system through the ticket gate and
the internal station or paid area, for all passengers
who have entered the system. The public area contains
the Automatic Ticket Machine, the staffed BTS Station
Ticket Office and the ticket gates. This level, together
with our Skybridges, also offers amenities such as small
shops, cafes, banking services and ATM machines. The internal
station area leads from the ticket gates to the platform
using stairways and escalators. There are additional amenities
in this section, including newsstands, small shops and
ATM services, as well as restricted areas, accessible
only to BTS staff.
||The Platform is the highest level of each station. All
station platforms offer elegant sheltering and are located
on one level with the exception of Siam interchange (transfer)
station, which has 2 platform levels to facilitate passenger
transfer between the Silom and Sukhumvit train lines.