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A senior Transport Ministry official told reporters the State Railway of Thailand would be increasing passenger train capacities over the New Year holidays. Anon Luangboribun stated that the total daily capacity would be increased to 120,000 passengers for the period between 29 December and 3 January.
Thailand’s deputy transport minister says the national bus operator has been told to be more competitive. Pairin Chuchotethaworn says senior Transport Company (baw-kaw-saw) officials have been told they need to up their game and offer viable alternatives to budget airlines.
The weekend saw the introduction of a tracking app for buses on Phuket Island. Mobile smartphone and tablet users who download the Bus Beam app will eventually be able to check the progress and location of all the island’s buses as well as intercity ones.