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Passengers and flight crew arrive at Hong Kong International Airport, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Photo: Kin Cheung / AP

Thai Airways Flight To Hong Kong Forced to Circle Back to Bangkok

BANGKOK — A Thai Airways flight to Hong Kong was forced to return to Bangkok on Monday due to protests that shut down Hong...
A carriage of the new MRT train arrives Wednesday at Chonburi’s Laem Chabang Port. Photo: The Mass Rapid Transit Authority

First New Train for MRT Blue Line Extension Delivered

BANGKOK — A new train has been delivered in time for the much-awaited extension of the capital’s MRT rail network into Chinatown, which will open in five months.
Traffic in Phra Pradaeng district in Samut Prakan for Songkran 2018.

How to Check for Songkran Traffic, Real-Time

BANGKOK — Avoid water-soaked, hellish Songkran traffic by checking in to real-time maps. The Department of Highways released on Tuesday five real-time updating maps to...
A file photo of stairs and escalators at BTS Siam. Photo: Nopphan Bunnag / Flickr

BTS Fails to Keep Accessibility Promises for 4th Year

BANGKOK — The BTS Skytrain remains inaccessible to all commuters four years after a historic legal victory for disability activists.

Starting Tomorrow, Smartphones Become Thai Driver’s Licenses

BANGKOK — Forgetting one’s driver’s license at home won’t be a problem starting tomorrow when they go digital.
Photo: Nattachai Noogure / Flickr

How to Travel Cheap or Free for New Year’s

Whether by BTS, MRT, car, airport train or public bus, here are some tips to get you through the bustling crowd of New Year...
Photos: Ahmel Al-Sharif / Facebook

Transit Authority to Look Into BTS Wheelchair Ramp to Nowhere

SAMUT PRAKAN — Less than two weeks after a slew of new BTS stations opened in southeast metro Bangkok, netizens pointed a glaring oversight...
Manit Inpim of Transportation for All on the MRT Purple Line in August 2016. Photo: Accessibility is Freedom / Courtesy

Disabled Commuters Sue Bangkok’s MRT For 16.8M Baht

BANGKOK — Four years after they won a historic case against the BTS Skytrain, a network of commuters with disabilities said they will file a lawsuit Tuesday over inaccessibility on Bangkok’s MRT subway system.

Front Your Baby Bump For Better Chance of BTS Seats

BANGKOK — Ever debated whether to give up a train seat for a woman who could be pregnant or may just look it? Now the BTS Skytrain operator wants to help with that cognitive dissonance.

Has the BTS Collected Millions in Fares for Unbuilt Stations?

BANGKOK — Commuters shouldn’t hold their breaths for two additional BTS stations they’ve been paying for since the first trains rolled out nearly 20 years ago.

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