View Full Version : Free Bearing BTS Untill New Year

Kanok Karn
13th August 2011, 07:05
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has started operating the extension of the BTS sky train service from On Nut to Bearing stations; the service will be free of charge until 2012 New Year.

Accompanied by BMA executives, Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra on Friday morning presided over the launch of the service for the extension of the BTS sky train, which runs from around Soi Sukhumvit 85 to Sukhumvit 107. The first train was launched at 6.00 hrs.

According to the Governor, he is delighted to see the service operational because the BMA is determined to make every effort to take care of the people. He said the extension of the sky train will enable over 800,000 people to commute with greater convenience.

The 5.25 kilometre-extension of the Sukhumvit line beginning at On Nut station consists of five other stations, including Bang Chak, Punnawithi, Udomsuk, Bang Na, and Bearing. The BMA will waive the service fee on the extension until 1 January 2012 to help lower the living costs of commuters.

The Bangkok governor has voiced his confidence that the new government will give full supports to the construction of other planned extensions, adding that the service fee after 1 January 2012 should start from 15 to 20 baht, but that he will try to keep it as low as possible for commuters.

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