The Green Line is the name for the original BTS route that covers the inner zone of the capital. It has been extended to currently covers 59 stations spanning three provinces and running a total distance of 67.45km. (Photo by ThaimaaOpas)

Can Chadchart solve multibillion-baht puzzle and get Skytrain back on track?

Three months after Chadchart Sittipunt took over as governor, his Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is still struggling to solve the complicated problems surrounding the BTS Green Line and its extensions….

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Can new governor Chadchart bring BTS Skytrain fares down to earth?

Many commuters voted for Chadchart Sittipunt in May’s Bangkok governor election in the hope he would deliver on his vow to cut BTS Skytrain fares sharply. But that is not…

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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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Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP

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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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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