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How to Find the Victory Monument Vans (Now That They’re Gone)

BANGKOK — Instead of walking straight to Rajavithi Hospital from where his van stops at Victory Monument, Prasit Ngeyong on Tuesday had to add a 20-minute taxi ride to reach his regular doctor’s appointment.

Look Inside Thailand’s New Special Express Bogies (Photos)

BANGKOK — Starting next month, those long journeys to Chiang Mai will still be long, but could be a little more comfortable for passengers who buy the right ticket.

Nok Air Pilot ‘Jokes’ About Crashing Yingluck’s Plane

BANGKOK — Two years after her government was deposed, former premier Yingluck Shinawatra remains a hated figure for some, including the commercial airline pilot flying her home on Sunday.
A BTS Skytrain engineer peeks outside the train during the disruption on June 22 at BTS Chit Lom.

BTS on the Blink: Bangkok Rail System Grinds to Halt, Again

BANGKOK — Once hailed for its reliability, the BTS Skytrain’s increasingly frequent system failures led the government to demand answers Monday after commuters were left stranded four hours during this morning’s rush hours.
Private security carry a commuter's wheelchair down the stairs Tuesday at BTS Saphan Taksin. Three years after the highest court gave the city 12 months to make all stations wheelchair-accessible, the work remains incomplete.

Three Years of Excuses Later, BTS Still Not Accessible

BANGKOK — The BTS Skytrain remains inaccessible to commuters with disabilities three years after the courts ordered City Hall to install elevators, and a class-action suit remains in administrative limbo one year after it was filed.

‘Jack Dekfarang’ Apologizes For Taxi Rant Which Riled Phuket

PHUKET — An expat and online personality whose rant about a Phuket tuk-tuk grabbed wide attention was called in by the authorities Monday to deliver a Thai-language mea culpa for getting it wrong.

Elevators Unveiled at Four BTS Stations – But Do They Work?

Update: By Friday night, the elevators working at BTS Phrom Phong were working. By Saturday, one was closed again. BANGKOK — Over two years after...
A still image from a 2017 video clip of two motorcycle taxis fighting in Pattaya. Photo: My Pattaya / Facebook

Grab Must Stand Down to End Taxi Wars: Military

BANGKOK — The gig economy is boiling over in the streets, where drivers are chasing each other down for a beating and passengers subjected to outrageous harassment.

Flooded Areas Across Bangkok After Last Night’s Big Storm (Photos)

BANGKOK — A night of pounding rain left portions of the capital flooded Thursday morning, leading to a torrent of complaints from commuters.

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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