Last night, the BKKTrains Facebook page released the first set of photos capturing the brand new MRT Purple Line.

Running from Khlong Ban Pahi to Tao Poon, the line is both the first MRT extension to another province and the system's first overground line. Since the start of May, it has been open for free trial rides to the public before it officially opens later this year on Mother's Day, Aug 12, charging fares between B16-42. 

The Purple Line has been in the news for the wrong reasons, too, due to the fact it doesn't fully connect with the Blue Line service. The Taopoon station in Bang Sue is one kilometer away from the MRT Blue Line’s Bang Sue station. The MRTA has responded with plans to operate a shuttle bus between the two. 

Check out the photos below:

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