One of the strangest of the stations on the Skytrain network is surely the one at Saphan Taksin. Unlike other stations, this one has only one platform. To know which direction the train is going you have to listen carefully to the announcement. Only having one track across the bridge causes a bit of a bottleneck. This is only going to get worse as more stations open further down the line.
Apparently this station was always intended to be temporary. I guess they thought not many people would use it. But it has turned out to be invaluable to workers in Sathorn and Bang Rak as well as people who want to change to the river boats. There has been talk before of knocking this station down to make room for two tracks across the river. But then they went quiet. Until now.
A report in The Nation today suggests that the BMA will go ahead to demolish the station. To make it easier for passengers to reach the boats, a 700-meter long moving walkway will be installed from Surasak Station to the river. The area under Saphan Taksin will then be made into a park. No timeframe for this has been announced. What do you think? Will this work out for the good?