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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.
The motorcycle taxi that allegedly shoved Arielle Struhl from her Grab bike on Dec. 2, 2019 in front of Siam Paragon. Photos: Arielle Struhl / Courtesy

Motosai Allegedly Shoves Passenger from Grab Bike at Siam Paragon

BANGKOK — A woman filed a complaint to the police Tuesday after she was allegedly assaulted by a motorcycle taxi while using the Grab ride-hailing service in front of Siam Paragon mall.
A file photo of BTS Skytrain.

4 New BTS Stations to Reach Kasetsart University by New Year

BANGKOK — Four new stations along the BTS northern extension will open as a “new year’s gift” for Bangkokians next month, Bangkok Governor said Thursday.
A file photo of MRT Blue Line.

MRT To Cut Fares, Begin Free Rides on Blue Line Next Month

BANGKOK — Look under Bangkok’s Christmas tree to find a little gift for city commuters – the MRT is decreasing some of its fares in December, the metro operator announced Wednesday.
Pope Francis’ popemobile for his Thailand visit.

Popemobile for Thailand’s Papal Visit Unveiled (Photos)

BANGKOK — A locally produced Nissan will serve as a vehicle for the head of the Catholic Church when he visits the faithful in Thailand later this month.
Policemen patrolling the meeting venue for 35th ASEAN Summit at Impact Muang Thong Thani on Oct. 29, 2019. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Roads to Avoid During the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok (Interactive Map)

BANGKOK — Commuters should expect lengthier travel times on several major roads as more than 3,000 delegates will arrive in the capital for the ASEAN Summit starting Thursday.
A file photo of new BMTA buses.

QR Codes and Credit Cards Now Accepted on Some Bangkok Buses

BANGKOK — Commuters can now pluck out their smartphones or contactless credit cards to pay for fares on more than 3,000 state-owned buses, the...

Cops May Reinstate Pickup Truck Seating Ban After 13 Died in Crash

BANGKOK — Police said on Monday they will bring back a ban on riding on the back of a pickup truck after a high-speed crash left 13 students dead earlier this week.
A file photo of motorcycle convoy.

Transport Min. Plans to Ban ‘Big Bike’ from Weaving Between Cars

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Transport on Tuesday said it plans to ban riders of “big” motorbikes from weaving between cars, as part of...

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