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The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) red line in Bangkok is part of the MRT master plan for the Bangkok metropolitan region. With a total length of 26.3 km, the red line is planned to run from Bang Sue to Rangsit and Bang Sue Stations, bringing passengers to the north.
The construction project is part of the infrastructure investment programs led by the Thai Government.
Moreover, the master plan comprises a 26.4 km long line to the north (North Line) and 14.6 km long line to the west (West Line) providing a fully elevated rail system.
In 2015, mageba manufactured more than 5’000 RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings. The installation schedule runs from 2015 to 2017. The bearings are designated of types KF, KE or KA, depending on their ability to accommodate sliding movements.
As the bearings are installed in this high-dynamic stressed railway bridge, the requirements in terms of assuring zero friction for smooth transmission of horizontal forces had to be fulfilled.
A further peculiarity features the precast-segement structure that makes great demands on the type of connection to be used.
RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings of type KA, KE and KF
With ROBO-SLIDE high-grade sliding material
Mass transit system
Ministry of Transport State Railway of Thailand
Team Consulting Engineering and Management Company, NorCiv Engineering Co., Ltd