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Siam station (Thai: สถานีสยาม, RTGSSathani Sayam, pronounced [sā.tʰǎː.nīː sā.jǎːm]) is the cross-platform interchange station for the BTS Skytrain in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand. The largest and busiest station on the BTS with 40,000–50,000 passengers per day, it is where passengers on the Sukhumvit and Silom Lines change trains.

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Siam

สยาม
 BTS   BTS 
Siam Station Upper Platform 201801.jpg
LocationPathum Wan, Bangkok, Thailand
Coordinates13°44′44.23″N 100°32′3.22″E / 13.7456194°N 100.5342278°E / 13.7456194; 100.5342278
Owned byBangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)
Operated byBangkok Mass Transit System
Public Company Limited
(BTSC)
Line(s)
Other information
Station codeCEN
History
Opened5 December 1999
Services
Preceding station   Bangkok Rapid Transit   Following station
Sukhumvit Line
toward Kheha
Terminus
Silom Line
toward Bang Wa

Siam station is one of two BTS stations utilising an island platform, the other being Samrong. At Siam, this is to facilitate transfer between lines, while at Samrong it's to be a transfer point when the extension was a separate line on trail run, it's pointless nowaday. The upper level allows transfer between trains heading to Mo Chit and the National Stadium. The lower interchange level allows transfers between trains heading to Bang Wa and Kheha.

The station is located on Rama I Road to the west of Pathum Wan intersection in the heart of Siam District. The station is linked via skybridges to the Siam Square One, Siam Paragon, Siam Centre and Centerpoint of Siam Square shopping centres. It is also adjacent to Siam Square. Additionally, an elevated walkway (called Sky Walk) connects Siam station to Central World Plaza, the Ratchaprasong junction and Chit Lom station.

Station layoutEdit

 
Crowded people on Siam BTS Station on the rush hour in Bangkok, Thailand
U4
Platforms
Platform 2      Sukhumvit Line towards Ha Yaek Lat Phrao (←)
Island platform,      Sukhumvit Line, the doors open at left
     Silom Line, the doors open at right
Platform 4      Silom Line towards National Stadium (←)
U3
Platforms
Platform 1      Sukhumvit Line towards Kheha (→)
Island platform,      Sukhumvit Line, the doors open at right
     Silom Line, the doors open at left
Platform 3      Silom Line towards Bang Wa (→)
U2
Concourse
Concourse Ticket offices, Ticket machines, Shops, Tourist information centre

Exits 1-6, Tourist information centre
SkyWalk[1] to Chit Lom station, CentralWorld,[2] Siam Paragon,[3][4] Siam Centre,[3] CentrePoint of Siam Square, Siam Square One and Ratchaprasong Junction[5]

G

Street Level

- Rama I Road, Henri Dunant Road and Siam Square[6]
Bus stops, Lido Multiplex,[7] Scala Theatre,[7] Novotel Hotel, Wat Pathum Wanaram, Royal Thai Police, Thai Police General Hospital, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Faculty of Dentistry of Chulalongkorn University

FacilitiesEdit

  •   Tourist information office

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Service Routes : BTSC". www.bts.co.th. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  2. ^ "CentralWorld : The Largest Lifestyle Shopping Destination in Bangkok". CentralWorld : The Largest Lifestyle Shopping Destination in Bangkok. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  3. ^ a b Emedia.co.th. "Siam Piwat title". Auntie. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  4. ^ "SIAMPARAGON". www.siamparagon.co.th. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  5. ^ "Ratchaprasong-Bangkok-Thailand". Depend. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  6. ^ "Siam Square - Siam-Square.com". Siam-Square.com. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  7. ^ a b "APEX". www.apexsiam-square.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
  8. ^ "จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย". จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย. Retrieved 2016-04-02.