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System Assurance for an Automatic Fare Collection System in Bangkok's Airport Rail Link network

Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link owned by the State Railway of Thailand is an express and commuter rail in Bangkok, Thailand, connecting the airport to BTS skytrain at Phayathai station.

The Requirement

The Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link (ARL) owned by the State Railway of Thailand is an express and commuter rail in Bangkok, Thailand. The ARL includes eight stations and connects the airport to the city's BTS skytrain, at Phayathai station.

The Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system automates the ticket accounting and selling processes and provides detailed data on system usage. There are two types of tickets: single-trip tokens and pre-paid Smart Passes. The ticket vending machine accepts both coins and banknotes.

The AFC scope of works under System Assurance (SA) and Reliability, Availability, Maintenance and Safety (RAMS) was awarded to BMT by Thales Transport & Security (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Our Approach

BMT conducted a series of system assurance activities to identify and analyse related hazards, suggest safeguards for mitigation and monitor the progress of the mitigation throughout the project lifecycle. Our analyses include:

Outcomes and Benefits

BMT’s experienced team provided the following deliverables to the customer:

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