Bangkok will not provide mass transit services during nighttime curfew

Mr. Surachai said the city’s bus agency as well as electric rail system will adjust service hours to comply with the curfew and the new service hours will take effect during July 12-25.

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will shorten bus service hours, while the state-run Transport Company has suspended bus services to the South and cut back on services to other regions, in line with latest COVID-19 restrictions.

BMTA director Surachai Iamvachira-sakul said the city’s bus agency will adjust service hours to 5am to 9pm, to comply with the curfew. The new service hours will take effect during July 12-25.

Meanwhile, Transport Company managing director Sanyalak Panwattanalikhit said all bus services to the southern region will be suspended until further notice. Northern bus services have been reduced to three routes from Bangkok. Bus services to the northeastern and eastern regions have also been cut back to 10 routes.

In Bangkok, electric rail systems will end their daily operations by 9pm, when the curfew starts. Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTS), the Sukhumvit Line, the Silom Line, the Gold Line and the BRT rapid bus system will also close at 9pm.

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) said the Blue Line will operate between 6am and 9pm, while the Purple Line will operate between 5.30am and 9pm, with the last trains arriving at their destinations by 9pm. (NNT)