6-month free trial Bang Wa-Tha Chang ferry service launched Monday
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Marine Department today (June 17th) launched a new route for passenger boat services, a trial run between Bang Wa (Khlong Phasi Charoen) and Tha Chang (Chao Phraya River).
The boat service is free of charge during its 6-month trial run and is to provide an additional option for daily commuters. The new boat service is to be provided as part of Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha’s initiative called “Lor Rang, Reu” or “Wheels, Tracks, Boats”.
Four routes are currently not being serviced by private firms. They include the route between Bang Wa and Tha Chang piers, Hua Lampong and Devarajakunchorn temple piers, Sri Boonruang Temple and Paseo piers and the route between Bang Wa and Kamphaeng Temple piers.
The new ferry route starts at Bang Wa pier, near the BTS Bang Wa station, runs along Phasi Charoen canal, Bangkok Yai canal and into the Chao Phraya River. The boat stops at four piers, namely Intharam temple, Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge, Rajini and Tha Chang.
The service is available daily from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. at 30-minute intervals and from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. at 60-minute intervals.