The government’s citizen tracking system is expanding to mass transportation.
Starting tomorrow, all passengers boarding Bangkok’s MRT and BTS must check in and out via the Thailand Wins system. The new rule comes on the same day social distancing measures will be dropped and all seats made available.
In addition to recording their travel with the tracking app, commuters are asked to refrain from talking while riding the rails, the operators of both systems announced early this evening. The State Railway of Thailand has yet to announce that it will require the same aboard its Airport Rail Link system.
Although social-distancing will be relaxed onboard, commuters are asked to maintain a meter’s distance while in the station. They also have to wear masks at all times while using the service and submit to temperature scans when entering.
The system was launched in May as a means of responding to future outbreaks of COVID-19, though it has been less strictly enforced at venues throughout the capital.
🚈 #บีทีเอส ต้อนรับเปิดเทอมใหม่สร้างความมั่นใจในการเดินทาง
— BTS SkyTrain (@BTS_SkyTrain) June 30, 2020
Update: This story has been updated with additional information.
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