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Bangkok (Krung Thep) tramway map

Map of Bangkok (Krung Thep) trams

The Bangkok (Krung Thep) tram map shows all the stations and lines of the Bangkok (Krung Thep) tramways. This tramway map of Bangkok (Krung Thep) will allow you to easily plan your routes in the trams of Bangkok (Krung Thep) in Thailand. The Bangkok (Krung Thep) tram map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Bangkok (Krung Thep) the capital of Thailand, spanning the Chao Phraya River, is a port and transport and manufacturing center. There are several hundred Bhuddist temples in the old section of the city, which is built on piles and pontoons with canals like Venice. Bangkok (Krung Thep) was originally a fishing village and fort before becoming the imperial capital in 1782. A horse tramway opened on September 22, 1887. The electric tram system that was inaugurated by Bangkok (Krung Thep) Tramways Co. on Jan. 1, 1893, was the first in Asia. Bangkok (Krung Thep) Electric Light Syndicate opened another electric line in September 1901 and Siamese Tramways Co. opened a third on Oct. 1, 1905. The three companies merged on May 5, 1927, as Siamese Electricity Corporation, which eventually operated eight routes, 48.7 km of track and 206 tramways as you can see in Bangkok (Krung Thep) tramway map. The photo shows a tram and trailer in the business district. Bangkok (Krung Thep) urban system closed on Oct. 1, 1968.

In Bangkok (Krung Thep) the first horse trams rode in 1888, followed by a vicinal railway in 1893, the year in which the horse tramways were electrified. Bangkok (Krung Thep) electric tramways, which started running on February 21, 1893, were the first in Asia, even before Japan. Later trams appeared in Thonburi and Lopburi, but all these trams companies have long dissappeared. In 1953 the Metropolitan Electric Authority (MEA) had plans to introduce trolleybuses. However, this appeared to be too ambitious and the trams could stay. In 1955 six aluminum tramways were transfered to Lopburi, where the MEA opened a tramway route that year. In 1961 the Silon line, the least busy of the network, was the first to be abandoned. The rails of this line were to be used to lay double track on New Road, which was reconstructed as its shown in Bangkok (Krung Thep) tramway map. However, the same year the government, on MEA advice, decided to completely abandon the tram system as road traffic had much increased.

The Phuket tram was the brainchild of former Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. In 2017, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy Planning (OTP) were ordered to conduct a feasibility study and come up with an investment plan for the project as its mentioned in Bangkok (Krung Thep) tramway map. A year later, the feasibility study results were unveiled -- Phuket was to get a 58-kilometre tramway with 24 stations, running past 40 schools and thousands of businesses. The last tramway sign - September 26, 2004 Bangkok (Krung Thep) tramway stop sign near Wat Chai Chana Songkhram intersection in Chinatown. The tramways are gone, but there are still some tracks to be seen.