Fares expected to be charged on Green Line extensions around year end : source

For the first time, the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC), operator of the Green Line sky train service, is expected to charge passengers for the use of the…

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Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul chats with Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sitthipun after holding a talk on February 19.

Anutin admits to difficulties in solving the Green Line train issues

Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul admitted today (Tuesday) that solving the Green Line train issue, which involves massive debt, concession contracts and legal disputes, is complicated and difficult and will take…

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MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra

Ex-Bangkok governor found at fault for contracting BTSC to operate Green line extensions

A National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) investigative panel has voted 3:3 in finding MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra and BTS Group Holding chairman Keeree Kanjanapas, guilty of violating the Public-Private Partnership Act (PPP Act)…

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BMA ordered to pay to BTS amounts outstanding for Green Line extensions

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court issued a ruling today (Wednesday), ordering the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and its investment arm, Krungthep Thanakom Company, to pay Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company…

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Green Line train contracts between BTS and Krungthep Thanakom to be disclosed

Krungthep Thanakom, the business arm of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), has agreed to publically disclose the details of its contract and memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the company…

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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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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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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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PM admits government and BMA cannot delay electric train fares indefinitely

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha admitted today (Wednesday) that neither the government nor the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) can shoulder the financial burden of prolonging the freeze on fares on the…

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