BTS fare jump will harm public, lawmakers say

Lawmakers objecting to City Hall plans to nearly double maximum BTS fares plan to lodge a formal complaint this week. Though less than the fare-tripling warned of last week, the new cap’s harm to the public would be amplified during the pandemic crisis, Sophon Saram, chairman of the parliamentary transportation committee, said yesterday. Sophon added ...

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Bangkok warns it may nearly triple max fares on BTS Sukhumvit Line

Bangkok warns it may nearly triple max fares on BTS Sukhumvit Line

Long rides on the BTS Green Line will get more expensive next month, with the new maximum fare possibly climbing to THB158 (US$5) because City Hall can’t pay its bills. The...

30-day visa? Try 45 days, Thailand tempts eligible travelers

30-day visa? Try 45 days, Thailand tempts eligible travelers

With a wave of the administrative wand, Thailand’s 30-day visas are now 45-day visas. The cabinet yesterday approved the addition of another 15 days to the usual month-long...

Today: BTS gets 7 new stations to north and people mover along the river

Today: BTS gets 7 new stations to north and people mover along the river

Commuters can now glide all the way across the Bangkok Metropolitan Region’s southeast and north on a single ride of the BTS Skytrain – as well as reach a high-end riverside...

Bangkok’s Krung Kasem canal boats go fully electric

Bangkok’s Krung Kasem canal boats go fully electric

The 170-year-old moat that once protected Bangkok’s old quarter will step into the 21st century Friday. After piloting e-vessels alongside its legacy diesel boats for the past...

Bangkok taxi passengers have to pay for baggage from now on

Bangkok taxi passengers have to pay for baggage from now on

Starting today, commuters will get charged for baggage when they hop on a Bangkok taxi. Additional charges may apply on trips to and from the airports. Charges of up to THB100...

10 MRT stations to close Saturday for royal kickoff of new stations

10 MRT stations to close Saturday for royal kickoff of new stations

Be prepared, commuters, as 10 MRT stations will close tomorrow for the opening of a new extension. Two metro stations will be unavailable starting at 6am and eight stations from...

Faster trains, upgraded tracks add 12 billion baht to Thailand’s high-speed price tag

Faster trains, upgraded tracks add 12 billion baht to Thailand’s high-speed price tag

The price tag for the first stretch of high-speed rail took a big leap with the announcement it will cost another THB12 billion (US$379 million) for upgraded rail facilities,...

Bangkok MRT guard fired for horndog creepshots of women passengers

Bangkok MRT guard fired for horndog creepshots of women passengers

An MRT security guard who posted creepshots of female commuters with lewd captions to Twitter was fired today after a passenger discovered his account. The system operator...

So Fancy: Bangkok shoppers can now hail these Londonesque taxis

So Fancy: Bangkok shoppers can now hail these Londonesque taxis

Shoppers looking to avoid chatty drivers or dead phones can take a ride with a new taxi service equipped with privacy partitions, charging stations and Wi-Fi plying Bangkok’s...


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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.