Bangkok’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service to stop running from April

Bangkok’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service to stop running from April

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) was running under a loss of almost 200 million baht every year from the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

The BRT carried only 25,000 passengers daily which were mostly students or elderly people. The main aim of BRT was to feed people to the sky train which did not happen but instead caused delays and traffic around Naradhiwas road, Rama 3 road, Nang Linchi and other areas where it ran.

The contract expires in April and the BMA plans to discontinue the service so that the BRT lanes are once again open for other vehicles to use. The BRT stations along 15.9 miles route from Sathorn / Chongnonsi to Ratchapruek will be removed later.

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Bangkok Post

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2017-02-07T04:14:14+00:00