22 new trains to be added to BTS Sukhumvit Line

The BTS might be about to get slightly less crowded, as officials are adding 22 brand new German trains to the Sukhumvit Line (Mo Chit to Samrong) in December. A ceremony to hand over the trains between Siemens, the German manufacturing conglomerate and the Bangkok Mass Transit System was held in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday. ...

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Tuk-tuk and taxi drivers at Grand Palace arrested for hustling tourists, lying about landmark being closed

Tuk-tuk and taxi drivers at Grand Palace arrested for hustling tourists, lying about landmark being closed

Police rounded up 139 tuk-tuks and taxis parked around The Grand Palace yesterday, in a crackdown of bad drivers who take advantage of tourists flocking to Bangkok’s famous...

Water pipe burst results in magnificent fountain over motorway (VIDEO)

Water pipe burst results in magnificent fountain over motorway (VIDEO)

A water pipe off the Bangkok-Chonburi motorway burst this morning, shooting a geyser of untreated water some 10 meters into the air — a captivating sight but scary enough...

Sad Spider: ‘All-in-one’ public transport card to launch next week, but it won’t work with BTS

Sad Spider: ‘All-in-one’ public transport card to launch next week, but it won’t work with BTS

The much-anticipated Mangmoom Card (aka the Spider Card), which promised to be an all-in-one ticket for most public transports in Bangkok, will launch next week — but it...

Don Mueang Airport bus accepts QR Code payments starting tomorrow

Don Mueang Airport bus accepts QR Code payments starting tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, two airport bus lines will officially accept QR code payments. Earlier this month, the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) announced they would begin testing...

Woman doing makeup in Bangkok taxi rushed to hospital with eyebrow pencil jammed in eye

Woman doing makeup in Bangkok taxi rushed to hospital with eyebrow pencil jammed in eye

Considering the state of Bangkok traffic, doing makeup in the cab to save time makes sense for many ladies, though we suspect many of you will be reconsidering after reading this...

Bangkok taxis demand higher airport surcharge, fees for extra bags

Bangkok taxis demand higher airport surcharge, fees for extra bags

The Thai Public Taxi Association yesterday demanded both hikes in the metered fare and surcharge for picking up passengers from the two Bangkok airports, as well as permission to...

It’s official: Low-income Thais get to ride MRT for free (though no word on the BTS)

It’s official: Low-income Thais get to ride MRT for free (though no word on the BTS)

The operator of Bangkok’s MRT announced yesterday Thai welfare card holders — all 11.4 million of them — will be able to ride the MRT for free, from July 20 onwards....

MRT decides to hold off fare increase (for now)

MRT decides to hold off fare increase (for now)

After last week’s announcement of a looming MRT fare hike, its operator yesterday said they’ve decided to hold off the increase until October. Last Friday, Bangkok Expressway...

Bang Sue Grand Station: Bangkok to get largest train station in Southeast Asia

Bang Sue Grand Station: Bangkok to get largest train station in Southeast Asia

Bang Sue Grand Station, an upcoming transportation hub in Bangkok’s suburbs, will replace Kuala Lumpur’s Grand Sentral as the region’s largest railway station when it opens...


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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.