Bangkok Skytrain - BTS
Currently one of the best ways of avoiding the jam-packed roads of central Bangkok. Officially known as the Bangkok Transit System but called the Skytrain.
Originally the lofty plans were to have the Skytrain extend from the inner city of Bangkok all the way north along the expressway up to Don Muang Station. Visually impressive and undoubtably futuristic comparable to Tokoyo or Singapore the sight of it leaves an impression with visitor and resident alike.
Initial revenues were not as high as had been hoped but passenger appreciation and independent reviews were promising. Extending the number of carriages is seen as one solution to the revenue problem and reducing the packed carriages during rush-hour.
It's relatively cheap to use, is elevated at a lofty 30 metres or so and is quiet. Rewarding and impressive views of the cityscape of Bangkok can be seen by passengers as the Skytrain wends and winds its way along.
As an added comfort bonus all carriages on the skytrain are air-conditioned. No smoking, food or drink is allowed so the areas are clean and tidy, no foul smells that may be present on ground level are present up here.
Recently the opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport has meant a new extension project for the Skytrain. It's being upgraded to run eastwards so it can ferry passengers to and from the international airport.
Bangkok MRT has linked into the existing Skytrain network in important areas like Sukumvit Road meaning smoother transitions between the two.