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  • Thailand News

    Thai man with mental health issues leaps from Bangkok BTS station

    A Thai man with mental health issues jumped to his death off the Royal Thai Air Force Museum BTS Station in Bangkok on Saturday. Saimai Police Station officers investigated the death of the 25 year old Thai man, Nithi Thipthep, on Pahonyothin Road in the Bang Khen district of Bangkok. Nithi was wearing a dark blue T-shirt, black shorts, and…

  • Thailand News

    BTS skytrain faces backlash amid assault allegations

    Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC), responsible for the operation of the city’s Skytrain services, refuted allegations concerning lax safety measures following an assault on a woman at the Kheha station on Wednesday, May 8. The Chief Operating Officer of BTSC, Sumit Srisantum, clarified that their security personnel were quick to react as soon as they were alerted by an…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man arrested for attempted rape at BTS station (video)

    Police conducted a swift operation, arresting a Thai man yesterday after the attempted rape and robbery of a Thai woman at Kheha BTS Station in the Thai Ban Mai district of Samut Prakarn province, near Bangkok. The 30 year old victim filed a complaint at Mueang Samut Prakarn Police Station at 10am yesterday following the sexual assault. She disclosed that…

  • Guides

    Master essential words for smooth BTS skytrain journeys in Bangkok

    Embarking on a journey through Bangkok’s BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System) is an electrifying highlight of your Thai escapade, and it’s bursting with excitement! However, there are some twists and turns to navigate. If you’re diving into this adventure for the first time, grasping the essential terms can transform your experience from good to absolutely amazing. Whether you’re a wide-eyed…

  • Thailand News

    BMA halts mega transit plans due to cash crunch

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) slammed the brakes on the construction of three ambitious mass transit projects, citing a crippling shortage of funds. Instead, the projects, the Silver, Grey, and Light Blue lines, will now be handed over to the Ministry of Transport for execution, leaving commuters in the Thai capital hanging in uncertainty. The decision, rubber-stamped at a meeting…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok Metropolitan Council approves 23.4 billion baht for Green Line extension

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Council (BMC) gave the green light for a whopping 23.4 billion baht payment to the Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC) for crucial electrical and mechanical (E&M) installation work and operation services for the Green Line’s second extension. This decision comes after a crucial meeting that saw high-ranking officials deliberate the fate of the city’s transportation system.…

  • Thailand News

    Two police officers hailed for assisting man in wheelchair in Nonthaburi

    Two police officers from Bang Bua Thong Police Station, Nonthaburi province, received recognition from senior officials for assisting a disabled man in a wheelchair to reach the BTS. TikTok users posted a video of two police officers from Bang Bua Thong Police Station, in the Nonthaburi province, pushing a disabled man in a wheelchair to take him to the Khlong…

  • Thailand News

    Volunteer soldier arrested on Bangkok Skytrain with Commando brand shotgun

    A 40 year old volunteer soldier was arrested at a BTS Skytrain station in Phra Khanong, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. The suspect was found carrying an 8.6-inch shotgun of the Commando brand. The police also seized one shotgun shell of the Royal Thai Army brand, 10 of 12 red shells, 9 of 12 white shells, and 50 9mm bullets, all packed…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s Green Line extension routes to charge 15 baht flat fare

    Passengers travelling on the Green Line’s second extension routes in Bangkok will be charged a flat rate of 15 baht (US$0.44) per trip, starting from January 2, as per the announcement by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The flat fare is applicable to the 12.8 kilometres Bearing-Kheha route in Samut Prakan and the 18.4 kilometres Mo Chit-Saphan Mai-Khu Khot section. The…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok BTS accepts WeChat Pay

    In a move set to revolutionise the travel experience for Chinese tourists in Bangkok, the city’s iconic BTS Skytrain has opened its gates to the Chinese WeChat Pay. Tourists will be able to enjoy a seamless journey across the vibrant city as this alternative payment option takes centre stage at every ticket vending machine across all 68 stations on the…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok BTS Skytrain extends service hours to 2am on December 31

    Bangkok BTS Skytrain will extend moments of happiness for the passengers with extended service hours from midnight to 2am on the last day of the year December 31. The board director of the Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company, Surapong Laoha-unya, announced yesterday, December 19, that the BTS Skytrain will extend its operating hours at all stations and lines on on…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s transit bombshell: BTSC to back 20 baht train rides but at what cost?

    Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) is poised to back the government‘s bold move to limit train fares to a mere 20 baht on the city’s suburban rail network. However, there is a catch. BTSC CEO Keeree Kanjanapas revealed yesterday that this support comes with a crucial condition – the government must engage in talks with train operators to…

  • Thailand News

    Mind the gap! Bangkok BTS Skytrain startles passengers with open-door drama

    A video clip of a Bangkok BTS Skytrain running with one of its doors wide open left passengers and netizens shocked. The footage, which quickly spread around the world online, was captured on a BTS Skytrain in Thailand. A TikTok user, under the account @star111042, shared the video, warning others not to stand or lean against the doors. The video…

  • Thailand News

    BMA to pay first instalment of 22 billion baht debt for BTS Skytrain extension

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is set to pay the first instalment of the 22 billion baht debt it owes to Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC), the operator of the BTS Skytrain Green Line extension next month. This payment comes after the expected approval from the Bangkok Metropolitan Council (BMC). The debt relates to the Green Line extension and…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s transit twist: Electric plans spark train fare cap talks in Bangkok

    The Department of Rail Transport (DRT) in Thailand is currently considering plans to deliver on the Pheu Thai-led coalition’s promise of introducing a cap on Bangkok’s electric train fares at 20 baht per trip. This was announced by a department source on Monday, who also revealed that the findings from this investigation will be presented to the new administration once…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s Green Line railway debt passed onto incoming government

    Citing a Government House authority, it was disclosed yesterday that the existing Thai Cabinet has chosen to pass the responsibility of resolving the debt affiliated with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) contract with Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC) onto the incoming government. The obligation arose from assigning BTSC to oversee the operations of the Green Line extension. Interior Minister…

  • Thailand News

    BTS Skytrain workers demand 50 billion baht debt is settled

    Over 300 Bangkok BTS Skytrain workers staged a protest outside the Government House today, demanding that the Thai government settles its debt of over 50 billion baht. The workers are threatening to strike if the debt is not repaid or a measure is launched to solve the issue. The government and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) owe over 50 billion baht to…

  • Bangkok News

    Woman faints and falls onto tracks at Bangkok BTS station

    A woman fainted and fell onto the tracks at Wongwian Yai BTS Skytrain Station in Bangkok, Thailand, at around 9.30am today, reports CH3‘s Facebook page Nai Krasae. A witness swiftly informed staff at the station who managed to put a stop to the trains in time and pull the woman safely from the tracks. The witness told Nai Krasae that…

  • Thailand video news

    First time in Thailand!? Don’t take a taxi! Do this instead…

    If you’re planning a trip to Bangkok, one of the things you may be worried about is transportation. After all, the city is known for its traffic congestion and sometimes chaotic roads. However, there are several transportation options available that can make getting around Bangkok easy and convenient. One of the most popular transportation options for tourists is the airport…

  • Thailand video news

    Driver furious with BKK shopping mall after foreigner accidentally causes damage to her car | GMT

    Driver furious with Bangkok shopping mall after foreigner accidentally causes damage to her car. Bangkok BTS Skytrain fares to increase next year. Cabinet seems to have ignored the 4 am nightlife proposal. 1st phase of the U-tapao revamp faces delay. – all are coming up today. Check out other news or watch a news report on Thaiger’s youtube channel

  • Thailand News

    Angry Thai man condemns foreigner for not wearing a mask on BTS

    An angry Thai man, claiming to be a police officer, gave a foreign man a mouthful of abuse for not wearing a mask on the BTS Skytrain in Bangkok. The irate man blamed the unflustered foreigner for bringing Covid-19 into the country. The angry exchange was recorded and uploaded to the Twitter account @kinnifers. The video was recorded by a…

  • Thailand News

    BTS Skytrain demands 40 billion baht debt is paid

    The BTS Skytrain, under the BTS Group Holdings Public Company, launched a video yesterday to demand their money back! BTS says the government owes them 40 billion baht and they want the debt paid. The BTS revealed it intends to shame the government by airing the debt-collection message on every screen inside BTS trains and station platforms along Sukhumvit, or…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok BTS Skytrain gets Pokémon makeover

    The BTS Skytrain in Bangkok is looking cuter than ever after selective carriages were given a Pokémon makeover. The trains’ new look will promote the launch of two new Pokémon video games coming out in less than three weeks: Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Ride the Sukhumvit Line (Kheha-Ku Khot) or the Silom Line (Bang Wa-National Stadium) to catch a…

  • Thailand News

    Thai actress believes she was drugged on BTS train

    Thai actress Chatchaya “Sara” Charoenchan filed a complaint with the police last week after she fainted on the Bangkok BTS train. Sara believes she was possibly spiked with a drug somehow. The 23 year old actress informed the media that the incident happened on the morning of Thursday, September 30 while she was on her way to take an exam…

  • Bangkok News

    BTS offers assistance to victims but says escalator crush was “out of their control”

    The BTS Skytrain is offering “assistance” to anyone who was injured in the escalator crush which occurred at BTS Surasak Station in Bangkok on Saturday night. The statement was made yesterday by the Chief Operating Director of the BTS Sumit Srisantithum, who said the incident was “beyond the BTS’s control.” As a crowd of people crammed into BTS Surasak Station…

  • Bangkok News

    Passengers still required to wear face masks on BTS Skytrain

    Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain operator today insisted that all passengers still have to wear a face mask on their trains and around the platform area despite an announcement on the Royal Gazette platform that face mask wearing is now voluntary in Thailand. The Royal Gazette last night surprised people in Thailand with the official announcement that wearing masks is voluntary in…

  • Transport News

    Commuters asked not to flick hair on the BTS Skytrain

    Here we go again. Commuters on the BTS Skytrain with long hair have been asked to refrain from flicking their hair because there is a danger it will hit the faces of other commuters, especially during rush hours, the BTS Skytrain operator says. Several commuters complained about passengers flipping their hair on the train and, on occasion, accidentally hitting the…

  • Special Features

    Top 5 condominiums in Central Bangkok near BTS skytrain 2022

    One of the key things people in Bangkok love in a property is proximity to the BTS Skytrain. Ride-hailing apps like Grabcar indeed make getting around the city easier. But with Bangkok’s notorious traffic, nothing beats the convenience of living near the BTS Skytrain, especially within walking distance to one of the stations. Below, we’ve compiled 5 outstanding condominiums in…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok officials to pause Skytrain construction, close schools if pollution levels rise

    With levels of the air pollutant PM2.5 rising in Bangkok, city officials are considering pausing construction on the BTS Skytrain and closing schools in an effort to improve the air quality if the levels rise to unhealthy levels. Officials plan to also be more strict when it comes to enforcing laws on vehicle emissions and advising the public to carpool…

  • Transport News

    Bangkok public transport back to normal capacity on Monday

    Bangkok’s BTS, BRT and Gold Line public transport systems will resume normal operating hours from Monday alongside the government’s move to reopen Thailand’s international borders and lift the nightly curfew in the capital. According to Nation Thailand, Bangkok Mass Transit System director Surapong Laoha-Unya said the resumption of regular services comes with all employees having been fully vaccinated and required…