6 June 2024

The number of passengers travelling by rail in and around Bangkok reached a record high of 1,577,330 in a single day on February 10th, according to Pichet Kunadhamraks, director-general of the Department of Rail Transport.

Passenger numbers by service:

-Standard train service, 73,659

-Airport rail link, 72,737

-Red Line, 29,129

-Purple Line, 48,232

-Blue Line MRT, 429,825

-BTS Green Line, 916,390

-BTS Golden Line, 6,359

Pichet pointed out that the Kaset Fair, held at Kasetsart University up to yesterday (Saturday), contributed to a substantial increase in passenger numbers, adding that the numbers of people using the Kasetsart University and Bang Khen stations between February 3rd and 10th were 676,571 and 19,957 respectively.

According to the department, 1.466 million passengers used rail services on Songkran Day in April of 2022. The BTS skytrain service recorded 1.13 million passengers on December 12th, 2019 and this shows that a growing number of Bangkok commuters are turning to the trains, because they are fast, convenient and avoid the traffic congestion, said Pichet.