Airport Link’s delayed service strands passengers

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BANGKOK, 8 September 2014  – Airport Link trains reportedly malfunctioned this morning, leaving commuters stranded at all stops during rush hours. 

According to reports, Airport Rail Link staff announced to passengers at around 8AM that trains could only stop every 20 minutes due to a technical problem. Passengers were forced to wait for trains for over 30 minutes.

Additional trains have been provided at Hua Mark station to help ease congestion at platforms.

The Airport Rail Link operator had earlier pledged to remove any trains that have reached maximum mileage to ensure passenger safety, making disruptions likely over the coming months.

Concerns have been raised over the four-year-old train service after SRT Electrified Train Co, which runs the service, admitted that several out of the nine trains have been in service for more than 1.2 million kilometres, way pass due date for checking.