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A file photo of MRT Blue Line.

MRT To Cut Fares, Begin Free Rides on Blue Line Next Month

BANGKOK — Look under Bangkok’s Christmas tree to find a little gift for city commuters – the MRT is decreasing some of its fares in December, the metro operator announced Wednesday.
Pope Francis’ popemobile for his Thailand visit.

Popemobile for Thailand’s Papal Visit Unveiled (Photos)

BANGKOK — A locally produced Nissan will serve as a vehicle for the head of the Catholic Church when he visits the faithful in Thailand later this month.
Policemen patrolling the meeting venue for 35th ASEAN Summit at Impact Muang Thong Thani on Oct. 29, 2019. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Roads to Avoid During the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok (Interactive Map)

BANGKOK — Commuters should expect lengthier travel times on several major roads as more than 3,000 delegates will arrive in the capital for the ASEAN Summit starting Thursday.
A file photo of new BMTA buses.

QR Codes and Credit Cards Now Accepted on Some Bangkok Buses

BANGKOK — Commuters can now pluck out their smartphones or contactless credit cards to pay for fares on more than 3,000 state-owned buses, the...

Cops May Reinstate Pickup Truck Seating Ban After 13 Died in Crash

BANGKOK — Police said on Monday they will bring back a ban on riding on the back of a pickup truck after a high-speed crash left 13 students dead earlier this week.
A file photo of motorcycle convoy.

Transport Min. Plans to Ban ‘Big Bike’ from Weaving Between Cars

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Transport on Tuesday said it plans to ban riders of “big” motorbikes from weaving between cars, as part of...
Police officers holding tickets at the Traffic Police Command Center on Aug. 30.

New 4K Traffic Cameras to Bust Bangkok’s Red Light Runners

BANGKOK — Seeing no cops around doesn’t mean you can get away with running a red light, because a newly upgraded red light camera...

Digital Driver’s Licenses Legal From Sept.

BANGKOK — Drivers and motorcyclists will be allowed to pluck out their phones and show cops a digital driver’s license starting Sept. 20. Physical licenses...
Passengers and flight crew arrive at Hong Kong International Airport, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP

Thai Airways Flight To Hong Kong Forced to Circle Back to Bangkok

BANGKOK — A Thai Airways flight to Hong Kong was forced to return to Bangkok on Monday due to protests that shut down Hong...
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha taking a ride from BTS Mo Chit to Ha Yaek Lat Phrao during the opening ceremony on August 9.

BTS Ha Yeak Lat Phrao Opens, Governor Caps Fare to 65 Baht

BANGKOK — The missing dots between Mo Chit and Lad Phrao have finally been connected, with the new BTS station linking them now open...





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