Purple and Red Lines Losing Bt7.4m a Day Since Bt20 Fare Imposed

Operators of the Purple Line and Red Line suburban train services suffered a combined loss of Bt7.4 million per day between October 16 and November 14, after fares were capped at…

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BMA wants MRT to take over remaining mass transit projects – Governor

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) wants the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRT) to take over the responsibility of investing in new mass transit infrastructure projects in Bangkok, said…

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MRT decides to cut fares on Purple Line to 20 baht max by Dec 1

The board of directors of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRT) has decided to cut fares on the Purple Line train service to a maximum of 20 baht,…

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BMA to seek meeting with government to tackle unresolved problems

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will seek a meeting with the new government to discuss cooperation on issues of public interest, problems in the city as well as projects proposed…

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Pheu Thai’s challenge to reduce electric train fares to 20 baht max

The Department of Rail Transport believes that, if the Pheu Thai party’s policy to reduce the fare for electric train services in Bangkok and its suburbs to 20 baht, to…

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State welfare card holders to have more choices for public transport

Thailand’s state welfare card holders will soon be able to use the 750 baht/month travelling subsidy, provided by the government, to travel by boat, “song thaew” and other transport services…

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Bangkok transport’s long and bumpy journey to a common ticket system

Greater Bangkok’s MRT underground and BTS Skytrain transport systems are so convenient that millions of residents and visitors rely on them despite the high fares. Hence, the Thai Consumers Council…

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Bangkok is adding new train lines, but the high fares are not helping

Bangkokians are getting more commuting options. The Yellow Line recently began daily trial runs. The route starts from Lat Phrao Road, one of the most congested areas in the city, snakes…

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Number of passengers using train services in Bangkok hits new record

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…

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Attorney General asked to examine Bangkok’s Orange Line train project contract

The opposition Move Forward Party has officially asked the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) to screen the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) investment contract for the Orange Line train project, before the…

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Bangkok’s MRT Blue Line fares frozen until year-end

Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) has agreed to freeze fares on the Blue Line of the metro system, or the MRT, currently between 17 and 42 baht,…

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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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200 year old temple chapel spared from demolition in construction of Purple Line rail project

The Ministry of Transport has assured that the two hundred year old Luang Poo Thuad Vihara (chapel) at Iam Voranuch Temple will not be affected by the construction of the…

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Their Majesties officially open MRT Blue Line

Their Majesties the King and Queen on Saturday afternoon officially opened the new MRT Blue Line extension at Sanam Chai station. Their Majesties also took a ride on the new…

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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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Khlong Saensaeb boat service to stop from Friday until further notice

The boat service on Khlong Saensaeb, a popular travel alternative for Bangkok’s commuters, will suspend operations indefinitely from tomorrow (Friday). Mr. Chavalit Methayaprapas, managing director of the Krobkrua Khonsong (2002)…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill demonstrators block the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train in Hong Kong, China July 30, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services, cause commuter chaos

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters blocked train services during the early morning rush hour on Tuesday, causing commuter chaos in the latest anti-government campaign to roil…

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