The BTS Sukhumvit Line Kasetsart University Extension is the second phase of the overall northern Mo Chit to Khu Khot extension opened on 4 December 2019, with the first 1-station Ha Yaek Lat Phrao extension sped up and opened earlier on 9 August 2019 to relieve some traffic heading down to Mo Chit in the short term. Being a new extension in the region, I naturally flew up to Bangkok to try it out once I found a cheap fare.
New Phahon Yothin MRT Station – Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station Skywalk
As I came up from Phahon Yothin MRT Station, I was surprised that the new Skywalk to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station was already completed.
Looking back down at Phahon Yothin MRT Station with the escalator ascending to the existing overhead bridge.
The new Phahon Yothin MRT Station – Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station Skywalk runs under the BTS tracks.
The existing Skywalk to CentralPlaza Lardprao and the minivan stop still exists.
The side-by-side Skywalks northbound.
The new Phahon Yothin MRT Station – Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station Skywalk loks like it would also be further extended to Lat Phrao Intersection.
Heading into the new Phahon Yothin MRT Station – Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station Skywalk.
Skywalk extension coming soon.
Heading down the new Phahon Yothin MRT Station – Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station Skywalk.
The Skywalk wraps around each viaduct pillar.
No more walking in the sun to change train lines any more.
The taxi stand and bus stop below remains as it is.
Approaching Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station.
There is an upcoming wheelchair lift for passengers in wheelchairs.
Heading up the steps to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station.
Heading in to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station.
The initial awkward sign now makes sense with the opening of the new Phahon Yothin MRT Station – Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station Skywalk.
The entrance of the new Phahon Yothin MRT Station – Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station Skywalk at Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station.
Looking down at the new Skywalk and the old path to take to interchange between the BTS and MRT.
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The fare chart of single trip tickets from Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station.
There is currently free travel on this new BTS Sukhumvit Line Mo Chit – Kasetsart University Extension till further notice.
Since travel was free, I picked up a free single trip ticket from the ticket vending machine rather than fumbling with my wallet for my Rabbit Card.
The island platform of Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station.
Screens on the platform indicate the train’s destination. I guess BTS might have prepared for short-working trips on this future ridiculously-long mass transit line.
Follow the direction of travel as trains run through the entire BTS Sukhumvit Line from Kheha to Kasetsart University.
The train to Kasetsart University departs from Platform 2.
The incoming train making a brief stop at Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station to pick me up.
The interior of the CRRC Changchun EMU-B1 train.
Departing from Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station.
There is a turnback siding after Ha Yaek Lat Phrao BTS Station which trains used to use to head back to Mo Chit and Kheha when train services used to end here.
Heading on to Phahon Yothin 24.
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Making a brief stop at Phahon Yothin 24 BTS Station.
The long route that the BTS Sukhumvit Line now takes.
Next station, Ratchayothin.
Passing by Major Cineplex Ratchayothin.
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Making a brief stop at Ratchayothin BTS Station.
Heading on to Sena Nikhom BTS Station.
Approaching Sena Nikhom BTS Station.
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Making a brief stop at Sena Nikhom BTS Station.
Passing by the Kasetsart University Meeting Hall.
Passing by Kaset intersection.
The facade of Kasetsart University Meeting Hall.
The end of the line for now at Kasetsart University.
All passengers must disembark at Kasetsart University BTS Station.
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Arrived at Kasetsart University BTS Station.
The arriving train will proceed on to the turnback siding north of Kasetsart University BTS Station.
The view of Kasetsart University from Kasetsart University BTS Station.
The northbound line towards the current turnback siding, and to Khu Khot in future.
The logo of Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) on the new BTS extension viaducts, as they have taken over the extension projects ever since the Bang Wa extension.
There is a train ahead in the turnback siding.
Heading out to the mainline to Kheha.
Entering Kasetsart University BTS Station.
My train then departs Kasetsart University BTS Station to the turnback siding.
Crossing over to the turnback siding.
Parked at the turnback siding awaiting the southbound platform to be empty.
The side platforms of Kasetsart University BTS Station.
The station sign of Kasetsart University BTS Station on the platform.
Heading down to the concourse.
I don’t know why but all the stations on this new Ha Yaek Lat Phrao – Kasetsart University extension give me a very Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP) feel.
The route map till Khu Khot is already published, with a side sticker to indicate that the stations are not yet in service.
Heading out of Kasetsart University BTS Station.
Insert the single trip ticket into the ticket slot to exit.
The new Skywalk style integrates the shelter with the viaduct which is pretty smart.
There are two ends to exit the station. The northern exit leads to Department of Agricultural Extension, and the southern exit leads to Kasetsart University.
The southern exit fare gates leads to Kasetsart University.
The Kaset intersection has been untangled very well with new flyovers and underpasses in place for vehicles.
The view of Kasetsart University BTS Station from the ground level.
N13 Kasetsart University BTS Station Bus Stop (Northbound)
There are many BMTA bus routes from Kasetsart University BTS Station to continue northwards out of Bangkok.
The facade of the Kasetsart University BTS Station Bus Stop (Northbound).
The other side of the bus stop sign.
There is also a linear route map to also understand how buses turn at the next intersection.
If finding routes or direction prove to be too troublesome for you, you can also search by landmark or destination above the route map.
BMTA Bus Service 59: N13 Kasetsart University BTS Station – Don Mueang Airport ✈
BMTA Bus Service 59 links Kasetsart University BTS Station with Don Mueang Airport directly.
Do note that there are two route variants of BMTA Bus Service 59 which operate different types of buses, both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, but they travel on the same parallel route between Kasetsart University BTS Station and Don Mueang Airport.
In the near future, once the Khu Khot extension is fully opened, you can also connect with the BMTA Bus Service 59 at 11th Infantry Regiment BTS Station, the second-last possible connection station,with minimal walking, or Wat Phra Sri Mahathat BTS Station, the last possible connection station before the bus turns to Don Mueang, with additional walking distances.