The Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link City Line is the all-stop local train on the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link, then running in between Express Line trains when operations first started. Despite being a lesser priority then, the City Line serves a longer route continuing on to Phaya Thai after Makkasan, offering a convenient interchange with the BTS Skytrain Sukhumvit Line. As I had wanted to try out both services during my trip, which would be my first ride on the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link, I decided to get the City Line from Phaya Thai to Makkasan first, before changing over to the Express Line.
City Line trains ran every 20 minutes during the very first period of operations.
This trip was done on 16 March 2011, 4 years before RailTravel Station was launched, so I seek your understanding if the pictures or descriptions are not up to usual standards since I had no plans to write about them when I took the trip 9 years ago.
The facing and trailing crossovers before Phaya Thai station.
The big air-conditioning unit on the SARL Siemens Desiro Class 360/2.
The gangway looks exactly like the British Rail Siemens Desiro Class 360/2.
Boarding the SARL City Line Siemens Desiro Class 360/2.
Passing over Makkasan depot.
Alighting at Makkasan with the doors closing lights flashing.
The Briths-style train car information by the gangway.
A very short first journey on the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link City Line. Now, on to transfer to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link Express Line for the main portion of my trip to Suvarnabhumi Airport.