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Commuters wait for a train at a BTS station.

BTS Rules Out Opening Windows on Trains

BANGKOK — The BTS skytrain operators on Thursday said they scrapped a plan to run trains with their windows open in an attempt to promote better ventilation against the coronavirus.

Social Distancing Derailed by Rush Hour BTS Breakdown

BANGKOK — Dozens of commuters were left stranded on skytrain carriages on Tuesday morning during hours-long system failure.

4 More BTS Green Line Stations to Open on June 3

BANGKOK — Four more BTS stations extending towards the northern suburbs of Bangkok are expected to open in June.
A file photo of a nearly empty BTS carriage.

Public Transport, Food Delivery Adjust Service Hours For Curfew

BANGKOK — Public transport services, as well as food delivery services, announced their new service hours in the wake of an overnight curfew set to begin tonight.
A man gets his temperature checked at a checkpoint in Bangkok on March 26, 2020.

A Mega-List for Travel Disruptions During State of Emergency

BANGKOK — Thailand woke up to the first day of a state of emergency on Thursday, with several travel restrictions in place to make journeys more difficult in an effort to stem further spread of coronavirus in the country.
A file photo of Airport Rail Link trains.

Airport Rail Link To Cut Fares During Off-Peak Hours

BANGKOK — The operator of the rail line linking downtown Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tuesday said it will reduce some of its fares starting this March – with some conditions.
A bus fitted with an air-filtration system on top of its roof.

Bangkok Buses to Install Rooftop Air Purifiers Despite Pseudoscience Claims

BANGKOK — A transport official on Tuesday said he will go ahead with a plan to install air purifiers on top of public buses to reduce dust pollution in the capital, despite criticism from scientists who call it a pseudoscience.

Gov’t Proposes Railway Linking Gulf of Thailand With Andaman Sea

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand is putting forward a southern land bridge project to link two seas and promote rail transports, confirmed Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob on Monday.
A birds-eye view of BTS Saphan Taksin station.

BTS Again Floats Plan to Close, Rebuild Saphan Taksin Station

BANGKOK — Skytrain officials on Wednesday hinted that the long-delayed plan to expand a popular station close to Taksin Bridge may be implemented within the “beginning of this year.”
A woman poses with tulips Dec. 19 at Royal Park Rajapruek in Chiang Mai.

Free Stuff for New Year’s: Tollway, (Some) BTS Rides, and Plant Seeds

BANGKOK — To ring in 2020, the Thai government is waiving fees for some tollways, BTS rides, and national parks.





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