Wednesday 25 August 2010

NewsFlash!!! New airport train up and running

It's been a loooooooooong time coming ... you've heard of slow boat to China, well this is a case of slow train to Bangkok.

It's not that the train is slow, it's just that the construction and testing seem to have gone on and on and on.

Anyway, good news is you can now step out of Suvannaporn Suvvanibom,  er, the airport in Bangkok, swish down into the train terminal, and be whizzing your way across paddy fields, through Starship Enterprise-like above ground stations, and into downtown Makassar station in just 15 minutes. Jing jing!

You can avoid those long delays on the expressway, the crawl into Sukhumvit Road traffic, etc, that used to be the usual part of arrivig in Bangkok.

And, like everything else in Thailand, the Airport Link is damn good value: just 100 baht. What's that ... about AUD$3.50!!!

From Makassar, you can then get BTS and MRT connections on to every other point of Bangkok.

It's now 'ALL ABOARD' compared to the long taxi ride which was 'all are bored'. 

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