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

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 ...

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Hundreds of bikers demand Bangkok lift ban on bridges, tunnels

Hundreds of bikers demand Bangkok lift ban on bridges, tunnels

Three years after motorcycles were banned from Bangkok’s tunnels and overpasses, hundreds of bike-riding petitioners rode up en masse to City Hall yesterday to demand it be...

Monday Malfunction: MRT Blue Line strands rush-hour riders, again

Monday Malfunction: MRT Blue Line strands rush-hour riders, again

Another Monday, another malfunctioning MRT irking Bangkok commuters. Raging, tardy employees were blowing up social media with less than kind words about the rail system after it...

Man’s foot nearly shredded at Don Mueang Airport

Man’s foot nearly shredded at Don Mueang Airport

A man’s cautionary tale of near-mutilation by an airport moving walkway could be the first good argument for wearing Crocs. The frustrated traveler said he has not heard...

Thai woman explains weird rooftop selfie that’s going viral (Photos)

Thai woman explains weird rooftop selfie that’s going viral (Photos)

In one photo, a woman’s grimacing face peers into the camera from the corner of the frame. In the next, she is seen reclining on the roof of a large truck beside a wrecked...

Visit 2 more MRT Blue Line stops free starting Saturday

Visit 2 more MRT Blue Line stops free starting Saturday

Those still looking for weekend plans may consider sliding under Bangkok to two new subway stations opening for free rides tomorrow. The two new stations – MRT Bang Phai and...

Thai Airways bans some MacBook Pros on EU flights

Thai Airways bans some MacBook Pros on EU flights

Thai Airways yesterday issued a ban on a number of Apple laptops on all flights to and from Europe. Citing safety concerns over their potentially hazardous lithium-ion batteries,...

How to go digital with your Thai driver’s license

How to go digital with your Thai driver’s license

They can take your time and dignity, but starting next month, Thai traffic cops can no longer take your driver’s license. New traffic regulations forbid officers from taking...

Human-sized hole opens in Bangkok’s Rama IV Road

Human-sized hole opens in Bangkok’s Rama IV Road

Road crews this afternoon are rushing to fill and fix a hole that opened in Rama IV Road large enough to swallow a man. Images from the scene showed at least two men hopping into...

Train to Nowhere: Monday morning misery for Bangkok MRT riders

Train to Nowhere: Monday morning misery for Bangkok MRT riders

Commuters returned to the work week but not necessarily work this morning as the MRT subway system was suffering unexplained outages. Starting since about 7:30am, based on social...


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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.