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Bottom Out: BTS Phaya Thai Escalator Fails

BANGKOK — BTS Skytrain management said late Monday safety inspections will be conducted at every station after a woman narrowly missed falling when an escalator failed.
Manit Inpim on Sunday night at the Lumpini Police Station in Bangkok.

Disabled Activist Rages After Denied Elevator at BTS Asok

BANGKOK — Manit Inpim meant to travel from Terminal 21 to Phloen Chit for a Sunday evening appointment. Instead, the wheelchair user ended up at a police station after smashing the locked glass door of a BTS elevator with his fist.

Tollways Go Toll-Free for 8 Days Next Month

BANGKOK — Blow through toll booths gratis for over a week during Songkran.

Laksi Roundabout Bridge to Be Closed Overnight

BANGKOK — A bridge on a main tollway on Chaeng Watthana Road will be closed overnight this week.

Inaction on Bangkok Pollution Risks Toxic Future For All

BANGKOK — Avoiding the capital’s toxic smog has become a primary concern for Thitinan Maitree.

Pattaya-Bangkok Weekend Air-Conditioned Train to Run in March

BANGKOK — An air-conditioned passenger train will begin operating from the capital to Pattaya next month, state railway authorities said Monday.

BTS Class-Action Suit Back on Track After Year Delay

BANGKOK — A judicial committee settled a year-long challenge Monday over which court should hear a class-action suit filed by wheelchair users against City Hall for repeated delays in to making the BTS Skytrain accessible.
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.
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Traffic Alert: Yellow Line Work Starts Tonight

BANGKOK — Another day, another detour.

Bangkok Buses, Trains to Run Late on NYE

BANGKOK — Get a ride home later than usual New Year’s Eve when public transportation hours are extended to accommodate revelers.

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