Bangkok transit gets new curfew hours

Due to the overnight curfew effective at 10pm tonight, several public transportation systems announced reduced operating hours. Starting today, all trains running on BTS, MRT and Airport Rail Link lines will cease operation at 9:30pm to comply with the mandatory curfew announced Thursday evening by Prime Minister Prayuth Chao-o-cha. All buses – both air conditioned ...

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Stranded: Phuket closes ports, shuts bridges as infection spreads

Stranded: Phuket closes ports, shuts bridges as infection spreads

Update April 1: After another six cases were announced on the island today, Phuket ordered its airport closed for the rest of April, effectively sealing off the island. A famous...

MRT Alert: Station closed after staff member contracts COVID-19

MRT Alert: Station closed after staff member contracts COVID-19

A busy MRT station along the Purple Line has been shut down this morning after a staff member was found to have been infected with COVID-19.  MRT Nonthaburi Civic Center closed...

Thailand shuts doors to foreigners in bid to stem outbreak

Thailand shuts doors to foreigners in bid to stem outbreak

Most foreigners will be barred from entering Thailand when a state of emergency comes into effect tonight. The move was among several measures to be implemented starting at...

GrabBike rider beaten by motosai taxis on Soi Sukhumvit 48 (Video)

GrabBike rider beaten by motosai taxis on Soi Sukhumvit 48 (Video)

Update: The three motorbike taxi drivers were charged with assault and fined THB1,000. Here we go again. Another day, another GrabBike rider harassed and assaulted by motorbike...

Public panics over cruise ship’s Phuket port call

Public panics over cruise ship’s Phuket port call

A Dutch-flagged cruise ship refused port by Thailand and four other nations was finally allowed to dock in Cambodia this morning as public furor erupted over another vessel making...

In change of plans, trains will still roll out from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong

In change of plans, trains will still roll out from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong

The opening of a sprawling new cathedral to rail travel in northwest Bangkok was supposed to be the end of the line for historic Hua Lamphong. The state rail agency walked that...

BTS warns Saphan Taksin to close 3 years, but don’t hold your breath

BTS warns Saphan Taksin to close 3 years, but don’t hold your breath

The fate of a busy skytrain station connecting commuters to Bangkok’s riverside has been decided, undecided and left to hang many times in the past eight years. Now plans to...

New traffic rules for Bangkok’s royal motorcades: police

New traffic rules for Bangkok’s royal motorcades: police

The national police force has ordered new procedures to reduce the traffic misery caused by royal motorcades, crediting His Majesty the King for the changes. Months after...

Free airport parking at BKK among holiday goodies for the masses

Free airport parking at BKK among holiday goodies for the masses

Yes, it’s that time of the year when the government showers the public with marginally useful perks. Possibly more helpful than military-backed massages among the bounty of...


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Have they started building the skytrain line to your house yet? When are they increasing the fares for the MRT? Check here. When a taxi driver is ripping off tourists, a tuk-tuk guy drops you off on the wrong street or the BTS management considers opening a new Skytrain line or station, Coconuts Bangkok is here to update you. From motosai fare hikes to creepy cabbies saying naughty things in the night, our transportation stories let you in on what you need to know about getting around the city.

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