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Bangkok

Why Skytrain fare hike may end up wrecking Bangkok’s mass-transit

Bangkok commuters are crossing their fingers and hoping that the Central Administrative Court will stop the maximum BTS Skytrain fare being raised from Bt65 to Bt104 on February 16. The BTS network currently runs for 68.25 kilometres via 59 stations in Bangkok and the neighbouring provinces of Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani. Full story: thaipbsworld.com […]Read More

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Taxi fares set to increase within a month

Thailand’s Ministry of Transport has given approval for taxi fares in Bangkok and its suburbs to be increased within a month from now. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob today met with representatives of four taxi groups and officials of the Land Transport Department to discuss the demand by taxi drivers to adjust taxi fares, which they […]Read More

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B5,000 fine for cabbies rejecting fares

The Land Transport Department plans to raise the fine for cabbies who reject passengers from 2,000 baht to 5,000 baht, but a taxi drivers’ leader insists it’s sometimes necessary to turn away a fare. Deputy director-general Thanee Suebrerk said on Monday the department had proposed the merger of car and land transport laws and that […]Read More

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Rail Deptartment to Adjust Electric Train Fares

BANGKOK, May 28 (TNA) – The newly-established Rail Department under the Transport Ministry works with Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) to electric train fare restructuring to make it cheaper. Sorapong Paitoonpong, deputy director-general of the Rail Department said that the department is studying the country’s rail governance system. Full story: tna.mcot.net TNARead More

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Public bus fares to rise from Jan 21

Fares for buses serving Bangkok will rise next month by at least one baht and interprovincial buses will charge 10% more to help operators cover rising fleet costs. The increases will take effect from Jan 21, said Peraphon Thawornsupacharoen, director-general of the Land Transport Department, after the central committee governing land transport approved the changes. […]Read More

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Taxi operators want new rate to apply to all taxis

BANGKOK, 6 November 2018 (NNT)-Taxi companies are urging Thailand’s Department of Land Transport (DLT) to apply the new taxi fare to all taxis as opposed to just members of the TAXI OK program. According to DLT Deputy Director General, Kamol Buranapong , a meeting was recently held between the DLT and taxi companies which are […]Read More

Bangkok

BTSC advised to cap train fares at B65

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is negotiating with the Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC), which operates the skytrain network, to cap train fares at 65 baht as a condition of being granted a 30-year contract to operate the entire system after its concession for the original route ends in 2029. A source at the […]Read More

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DLT says no change to taxi fares as studies continue

BANGKOK, 30th October 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has clarified that it is still reviewing the results of a study conducted by the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) into proper taxi service pricing and will not adjust fares at this time. Deputy Director-General of the DLT Kamol Buranapong, acting as spokesperson […]Read More