Planned 59-baht maximum fare on BTS extensions opposed

Thailand’s Consumer Council (TCC), a non-profit consumer protection network, has voiced its strong objection to the planned 59-baht maximum train fare for the two extended routes of the BTS sky…

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Passengers asked not to flick long hair while on Bangkok’s sky train

The BTS sky train operator is appealing to passengers with long hair not to flick it in a way that would touch the faces of other passengers, especially during rush…

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Green Line could be a tough ride for Chadchart

Managing the controversial Skytrain Green Line shrewdly, bogged down as it is by controversies over high fares, court battle over debt and extension of concession, is going to be a…

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BMA authorised to manage troubled Green Line BTS train system – Interior Minister

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has the full authority over the troubled Green Line train project, better known as the BTS system, including the controversial operating concession, fares and debts…

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Bangkok Governor hopes to reduce BTS fares, meet anti-corruption watchdog

Newly elected Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said he is having a busy day today (Wednesday), a day after he assumed office, as he met with representatives of Krungthep Thanakom, a…

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Members of the K-pop supergroup BTS, from left, V, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, join White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 31, 2022 / AP

BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — K-Pop sensation BTS visited the White House on Tuesday to talk with President Joe Biden about combating the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans — bringing…

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Bhumjaithai leader says party has no problem with government

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul insists that his Bhumjaithai party’s relationship with the government remains good and problem-free, despite their differences over the extension of the concession contract for…

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Skytrain concession extension put on hold following Bhumjaithai’s no-show

The cabinet has put on hold the Interior Ministry’s proposed 30-year extension of the concession contract of the BTS Skytrain Green Line system, between the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the…

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BTS poses in the press room with the awards for favorite pop duo or group, favorite pop song for “Butter,” and artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Hitmakers BTS stamp their authority on American Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake and The…

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A police vehicle blocks a street near the United Nations headquarters Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in New York. The 76th Session of the UN General Assembly begins this week. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort of. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of…

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Photo by PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP

Bangkok Governor orders delay of fare increase on Green Route train service

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has postponed its plan to increase the maximum train fare on the Green Route to 104 baht, scheduled for February 16th. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang…

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Why Skytrain fare hike may end up wrecking Bangkok’s mass-transit success story  

Bangkok commuters are crossing their fingers and hoping that the Central Administrative Court will stop the maximum BTS Skytrain fare being raised from Bt65 to Bt104 on February 16. The…

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Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Protesters have dispersed from their four main sites in Bangkok tonight. They had been repeating their calls for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s immediate resignation, a new Constitution and sweeping reform…

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Protesters gathering at Victory Monument and Asoke intersection on Sunday

Protesters are streaming to Bangkok’s Victory Monument and the Asoke intersection, on Sukhumvit Road, which have been chosen as Sunday’s two main protest venues by the Free Youth Movement, as…

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Smooth test run on BTS Green Line Wat Mahatat to Khu Khot extension

Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BMTS) has been conducting test runs on the BTS extension of the northern Green Line route,from Wat Phra Sri Mahatat station to Khu Khot station,…

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Image Credit: BTS Skytrain

BTS to extend operating hours to 10.30pm

The BTS skytrain system is to extend its operating hours to 10.30pm from Sunday night, to conform to the 11pm to 4am revised curfew. BTS managing director Mr. Surapong Laoha-anya…

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BTS says no open umbrellas on their platforms despite heavy seasonal rain

Bangkok and its suburbs were battered by a heavy, but seasonal thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon. The rains brought with them the usual traffic chaos during the rush evening hour. Those…

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