Bangkok relaxes subway social distancing rules

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The easing of social distancing measures is to serve high passenger volume as the new school semester started on Wednesday.
The easing of social distancing measures is to serve high passenger volume as the new school semester started on Wednesday.

MRT subway has eased social distancing rules on board to make all seats available for an increase of passenger volume.

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Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (BEM), the operator of MRT and the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) said that the easing of social distancing measures is to serve high passenger volume as the new school semester started on Wednesday.




Trains are now allowed to accommodate 70 percent passengers of its total capacity and passengers are asked to comply with the disease control measures by checking in and out via Thai Chana QR code and refraining from talking while riding the trains.

Marks on the floor indicate the distance commuters need to keep apart and the directions they should face.

Moreover, they are asked to wear masks at all times, to maintain at least one meter distance at stations and to have their body temperature checked at the entrances.  (TNA)