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Construction of Sathorn BTS ‘Ghost Station’ Underway

BANGKOK — Skytrain operators revealed Wednesday preliminary works quietly began on a new station in downtown Bangkok last month – over 20 years after plans were first announced.
Traffic in Phra Pradaeng district in Samut Prakan for Songkran 2018.

How to Check for Songkran Traffic, Real-Time

BANGKOK — Avoid water-soaked, hellish Songkran traffic by checking in to real-time maps. The Department of Highways released on Tuesday five real-time updating maps to...
Construction of the northern BTS Green Line extension in November near Lat Phrao, Bangkok. Photo: Green Line North / Facebook

BTS Coming to Lat Phrao in 5 Months: City Hall

BANGKOK — Mo Chit will no longer be the end of the BTS world later this year, with about a third of a new northern extension open for service by August 2020, City Hall said Tuesday.
Passengers talk to a Thai Airways staff member Wednesday night at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Thousands Stranded at BKK as Pakistan Shuts Airspace

BANGKOK — Thousands of passengers were stranded at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Wednesday night after Pakistan shut its airspace following the escalation of conflict with India.
Image: The State Railway of Thailand.

Cabinet Approves 2 More Suburban Bangkok Rail Lines

BANGKOK — The construction of two new commuter rail lines serving suburban Bangkok was approved by the cabinet Tuesday with a budget of nearly 17 billion baht.

Free Test Rides on MRT Blue Line Through Chinatown Start April

BANGKOK — The long-awaited rail extension west through Chinatown and across the river will open to the public for a test run beginning in April, the transport minister announced Tuesday.
Photo: Michael Coghlan / Flickr

Bangkok Says More BTS Lifts Coming, Maybe by Next Year

BANGKOK — City Hall said Monday it expects to find a contractor by the end of next month to build 19 additional, court-ordered elevators for the BTS Skytrain.
Don Mueang Airport

DMK Warns of Flight Delays Due to Runway Repairs

BANGKOK — Several flights could be delayed as Don Mueang Airport closes portions of a runway next week for maintenance.
A file photo of stairs and escalators at BTS Siam. Photo: Nopphan Bunnag / Flickr

BTS Fails to Keep Accessibility Promises for 4th Year

BANGKOK — The BTS Skytrain remains inaccessible to all commuters four years after a historic legal victory for disability activists.

Starting Tomorrow, Smartphones Become Thai Driver’s Licenses

BANGKOK — Forgetting one’s driver’s license at home won’t be a problem starting tomorrow when they go digital.





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