Earlier today (February 8), Saint Louis BTS Station (S4), the once-intangible station that sits between Chong Nonsi (S3) and Surasak (S5) station, has been kicked open for trial runs. The 60th station in the overall BTS system is on Silom Line, located right by the area of Soi Sathorn 10-12 where there are landmarks such as AIA Sathorn Tower, UOB Building (Robot Building), The Embassy of Myanmar, Saint Louis Catholic Church, and Bangrak Hospital standing side by side with some of Bangkok's most notable restaurants like Gigilio Trattoria, Supanniga Eating Room, and Revolucion.
The S4 Station was originally planned (formerly named Suksa Wittaya) alongside the inaugural launch of other stations on the Silom Line back in 1999. Even though it hasn't been constructed until May 2019, the station has been added to the fare calculation system since the beginning, which means BTS commuters have been charged for a station that never existed for the entire 22 years. Now, with the station finally sees the light of day, the whole controversy regarding the fare is resolved, and commuters can hop on and off the train there without feeling like they're charged a fee for nothing.