BMA to delay service for 2 new skytrain stations

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BANGKOK, 27 November 2012 – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced that it has halted the opening of two new Bangkok Transit System (BTS) stations, following safety concerns from the stations’ own engineering company.

Bangkok Deputy Governor Teerachon Manomaipibul said the latest safety inspection of the Ponimit and Talad Plu stations, initially scheduled to be opened for trial service on December 5th by ICE engineering, has prompted further review of the stops.

Mr. Teerachon stated that in the name of commuter safety, the BMA decided to postpone the two stations’ opening until May of next year.

Construction at two other stations, Wutakard and Bangwa, is also expected to be completed by August of next year.