Parts of broken Bangkok MRT Yellow Line track fall on passing cars

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The MRT Yellow Line temporarily suspended its service indefinitely following a track breakage after damaged parts fell onto passing cars on Srinakarindra Road this morning.

Mueang Prakarn News v2 page reported that the MRT Yellow Line train suddenly stopped mid-journey between Suan Luang Rama IX and Srinagarindra 38 stations at about 8.30am today. Some passengers were trapped in the train during the incident.

The news page claimed that locals living along the train line reported hearing sounds of metal materials falling from the railway tracks onto Srinakarindra Road. The materials were confirmed to be parts of the train track and reportedly hit cars on Srinakarindra Road beneath the track.

ThaiRath reported that two cars were damaged during the incident, while Channel 3 reported 12 affected vehicles.

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A motorcycle rider who was passing by the scene shared with the Facebook page that train parts almost hit him.

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRT) Yellow Line official Facebook page later made an announcement.

“The MRT Yellow Line encountered an issue. Services at all stations are temporarily closed. Our team is urgently investigating and solving the issue. Passengers are suggested to consider alternative transport options. We apologise for the inconvenience.”

However, officers had not yet clarified the cause of the incident to passengers or specified when the train would resume operation.

Passengers rage

Several Thai passengers flooded the comment section with complaints, and some shared their experience of being trapped on the train this morning.

“It’s a waste of time! The train parked for more than 10 minutes, and the officers later chased the passengers away from the train mid-journey. My salary was cut due to the delay and all I can expect is a refund of the transport fee.”

“Please consider refunding passengers who bought a seven-day pass as well.”

“I was on that train. It was very scary!”

“Don’t forget to retrieve your broken materials. It almost hit me in the head!”

“Are you going to tell us what happened?”

One Thai man shared in the comments that a part of the track hit his girlfriend in the head. Fortunately, it was a small part, so she only suffered a mild injury.

Passengers on the train shared a video as MRT officers evacuated each passenger from the train. They could be seen carefully walking along the tracks to the nearest station.

Some of the passengers in the video looked frightened as they disembarked, perhaps because of the height of the train or fear of electrocution.

This incident has sparked controversy on social media, as it is not the first time the train system has experienced failures.

A similar incident on the MRT Yellow Line was reported in January when a wheel fell onto a taxi. Fortunately, the taxi driver and passenger were safe.

This previous incident prompted netizens to demand legal action against the MRT service provider, but there have been no updates regarding this matter.

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Petch Petpailin

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