Trade in Those MRT Cards or Lose the Money

The current version of MRT stored value cards Photo: Bangkok Expressway and Metro

BANGKOK — Those with an MRT stored value card in their pocket have until the last day of June to trade it in for the new one needed to ride future routes.

The new cards, which are available now, can be used for the current MRT line and the upcoming Skytrain Purple Line, which will start running in August, and the Blue Line expected by 2021, according to the Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Co. Ltd.

Cardholders can trade in the old for a new card at any ticket office through the end of June, though the old cards will still work through Halloween. Whatever value is stored on old cards will be transferred to the new without charge.

The Skytrain’s operating company announced Monday it will no longer charge a deposit fee for its Rabbit Card, saying it had received many complaints about the 50 baht deposit.