Update Nov. 26: City Hall said the extension line will be free until April 15.
BANGKOK — The new BTS Skytrain extension line to Samut Prakan province will be free when it first opens, Bangkok’s governor said Tuesday.
As a way to ease the financial burden on the capital’s residents, Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang said the 13-kilometer line of city rail network – connecting BTS Bearing to the southern metro Bangkok area – will be free until about mid-2019 after it opens Dec. 5 for Father’s Day.
He said City Hall is still discussing with the skytrain operator how many months the service will be free.
The construction of the extension – comprising nine stations – started in 2012. The first station of this line, BTS Samrong, opened in April last year.
Aswin said the fare for the entire BTS network would range from 15 baht to 65 baht. The maximum price was lowered from 136 baht.