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Thailand

MRT Green Line Extension

Overview

Project description

The existing Green Line of Bangkok’s Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) system is being extended to the south by a 12.6 km-long elevated rail track. In total, there will be nine new stations from Soi Sukhumvit 107 (Bearing) to Samutprakarn.

This addition to Bangkok’s public transportation system will serve up to 57,000 passengers a day after completion in 2017, and thus help to ease traffic congestion in the capital. The route is being extended from Bearing along Sukhumvit road, crossing the southern ring road and continuing further south to Samutprakarn.

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The southern extension of the MRT Green Line is equipped with 652 RESTON®POT bearings. 460 of these are RESTON®POT UPLIFT bearings which are designed to resist temporary uplift forces.

All mageba RESTON®POT bearings consist of a steel pot with a lid and an elastomeric pad. Thanks to mageba’s special POM sealing chain, which is securely anchored into the pad through vulcanisation, the mageba RESTON®POT bearings offer exceptional wear resistance and can freely adapt to deformations.

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Key data

Products:

RESTON-POT bearings, RESTON-POT UPLIFT bearings

Installed:

2014

City:

Bangkok

Structure:

Rapid transit system

Length:

12.8 km

Builder:

MRTA of Thailand