It’s looking like BTS Saphan Taksin won’t be receiving a last minute reprieve after all. The countdown is now on for its demolition in order to make room for two tracks over Taksin Bridge. This station has been useful for people wanting to transfer to the river boats and nearby hotels and condominiums. Now they will have to exit from BTS Surasak and then take a travelator along a 711 meter long skywalk to the river. The construction of the skywalk and the demolition of Saphan Taksin station is expected to start in July 2013 and will take about 21 months to complete. The first stage is the 611 Million baht skywalk that will take 360 days. This will be followed by the demolition of the station which will cost 77 Million Baht and take 270 days. Work will take place from midnight to 6 a.m. and so it won’t affect any of the trains.