BTS Backup: Disruption leads to epic Thursday morning queues outside stations (Video)

This morning the line for the BTS On Nut stretched down the stairs and block. Photo: Coconuts Media
This morning the line for the BTS On Nut stretched down the stairs and block. Photo: Coconuts Media

The groans were audible this morning from those first seeing the line to enter BTS On Nut stretching down the stairs and block.

Despite an announcement from the Bangkok train operator that an unspecified system fault between BTS Bearing and Samrong had been fixed as of about 9am, people were still flocking to social media to complain that queues were still hopelessly long at multiple stations. 

“Bye, bye, work starting time!” user @Taftdarkzone tweeted.

As of about 10am, lines still extended into Sukhumvit Road at BTS On Nut, which was one of the stations feeling the brunt of the disruption. One employee could be seen blocking an escalator entrance. When asked about the delay, he simply reiterated that the system was experiencing a malfunction, adding that an empty train would soon come to pick up passengers in order to alleviate the terror-inducing waits.

Photo: Coconuts Media

At BTS Samrong, Twitter user @LalaPiiM posted a video showing the platform filled to the brim with passengers waiting to get on the train.

Over at BTS Udom Suk, the line stretched across the skywalk.

“I beeped in to Bearing station around 8:20am, usually I get off at Asoke station around 8:45, but today I arrived at 9:15,” Twitter user @Taftdarkzone wrote just before 10am.

“Bangkok, the city with the perfect life,” @Ihavenomoneyy tweeted sarcastically, riffing on a blithe City Hall slogan for the capital. The slogan has become something of a running joke online online, where many quote it whenever something goes afoul in the capital.

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