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MRTA may adjust Purple Line fares to attract more passengers

Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), the operator of the Purple Line elevated train system, may consider slashing service fares after it was...

BEM chosen to operate Bangsue-Taopoon connection route

The board of Mass Rapid Transit Authority has agreed to appoint Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM) by special means to operate the...

MRTA to go ahead with pink line electric train construction

BANGKOK, 26 September 2012  – The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) is looking to go ahead with the pink line electric...

MRTA expects underground rail service fare cut to lead to considerable...

BANGKOK, 11 August 2012– The country’s urban train operator expects Bangkok’s underground rail system to soon expand considerably after its fare is lowered. ...

Special Run/Walk event set to mark HM the Queen’s 80th birthday...

BANGKOK, 11 August 2012  – The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has organized a special Run/Walk event to mark HM the...

MRT fare to increase by THB1 starting July 3

BANGKOK, 22 February 2012  – Commuters are expected to brace themselves for a price hike of 1 baht for MRT services starting on...

PM considering ‘Big Bags’ for western Bangkok

BANGKOK, Nov 7 - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is considering to build additional 'Big Bag' barriers to control the deluge in the western part...

Cabinet permits SRT, MRTA to seek loans for rail projects

BANGKOK, 27 September 2011  – The Cabinet has authorized the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA)...

Transport Min to begin building 3 more BTS lines this year

BANGKOK, 23 August 2011  – The Transport Ministry has promised to begin the construction of three new routes of the BTS Skytrain within...

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