This was agreed upon at the meeting between the governor of the State Railways of Thailand (SRT) which owns the land where the bus terminal locates, and the director of the Transport Company, operator of the Mo Chit 2 bus terminal at Chatuchak.
Transport Company’s director Pol Gen Amnart Anart-ngarm said instead of relocation, the Mo Chit 2 northern bus terminal on Kamphaengpet road in Chatuchak area will be enlarged to 50 rai to accommodate 150,000 passengers a day from 90,000-100,000 currently.
He said at the meeting the SRT informed that the operation of the bus terminal would have no impact on the SRT’s construction of a maintenance centre of the central Bang Sue electric train station.
He said as now there was no need for relocation of the bus terminal, expansion of the existing Mo Chit 2 bus terminal’s passenger building will also be cut from earlier planned 1.8 billion baht to 900 million baht.
The building will be scaled down from five stories to two stories but with larger space, he said.