Airport Rail Link Fails Second Time This Week

Airport Rail Link in an undated file photo. Photo: Public Relations Department

BANGKOK — The Airport Rail Link was paralyzed for the second time this week this afternoon, leaving passengers stuck for almost an hour.

The state railway announced it resumed the operation at 4:44pm, about one hour after it stopped running due to a track switch failure between the Ratchaprarop and Phaya Thai stations.

Several reports of smoke reported by some passengers on social media turned out to have come from a building of Department of Livestock Development near the Phaya Thai station.

On Monday more than 700 passengers were trapped for about an hour on a train in sweltering heat.

 

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