Promotion fares for Bangkok Purple Line pegged until December

Bangkok’s Metropolitan Rapid Transit has confirmed promotional fares for Purple Line rail services will stay the same until the end of 2017. Passengers travelling between Tao Poon and Khlong Bang Phai on the Purple Line will still pay between THB14 and THB29 for their journeys.

The fare relates to distance travelled. Those travelling on the weekends save even more money if they go farther as a fixed fare of THB15 applies for any Purple Line journey.

Since the so-called ‘missing link’ from Tao Poon to the rest of Bangkok’s urban rail network launched just over a month ago passenger numbers have increased dramatically. When the Purple Line launched a year ago it attracted only 20,000 passengers a day on average.

Once the connector line to Bang Sue launched on 11 August, the figure more than doubled and now an average 49,000 passengers travel on the Purple Line every day. 12GO ASIA notes that while the Purple Line is primarily a commuter line it does give access to northwest Bangkok, Nonthaburi and temples such as Wat Ta Khian and Wat Bang Phai.




Yala authorities estimate 2019 finish for Betong Airport construction

Local authorities say an under construction airport giving access to the far south of Thailand should be finished by the end of 2019. Betong Airport is being built in Yala Province and the local Chamber of Commerce boss says work is progressing at a good pace.

19 January 2018

No trains to Singapore Changi Airport Station on Sunday

As part of planned maintenance there will be no MRT trains to Singapore’s Changi Airport for the next two Sundays. Changi Airport Station and preceding stations on the green East-West Line (EWL) will be closed to trains on Sunday 21 and Sunday 28 January.

19 January 2018

New Bangkok private bus route launches with free travel promo

A new privately operated Bangkok bus service was introduced on Tuesday with a promotional offer of free fares. Marat’s Route R26E is offering free travel for five days with the offer set to expire on Saturday evening.

18 January 2018