No more fumbling for BTS, MRT and Airport Rail Link tickets. The Ministry of Transport has released the first look of the Mangmoom Card, the versatile ticketing system that works on several public transportation systems.
Just when we thought the news about Mangmoom Card from eight months ago was all a dream, the officials said they are testing the new system and preparing to launch the card by the end of the year, Chaiwat Thongkamkoon, Director of Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, told Channel 3 News.
Introduced under the name “mangmoom” card or “spider” card in English, the universal ticket can be used as payment for several public transportation systems including the BTS, MRT and Airport Rail Link.
Chaiwat said the office has also prepared 200,000 cards to give away to citizens as a trial. While information about how you can register for a free card is not yet available, Chaiwat said officials will select people who use the trains regularly.
The Mangmoom Card, whose release date has been pushed back from August, can also be used at the MRT Purple Line, which will open on August 12.
In the future, officials will develop the system further so that holders can use the card to pay for the fares on buses, boats, expressways, and even government services.
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