BTS rail fault causes day-long service problems

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BANGKOK – A fault involving rail switches along the Chitlom-Siam section of the BTS skytrain this morning has resulted in delayed service throughout the day. 

The fault occurred in the early hours of the day and forced the service to reduce the amount of trains running on its rails. The impeded service left many commuters stranded at BTS stations across Bangkok until the late morning and necessitated that station officials block new travelers from entering platforms. Despite regular updates on the situation, many commuters were observed switching to alternate travel options.

Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc., which operates the BTS skytrain, has explained that the fault would have to be repaired during the afterhours stoppage of the train system, meaning scaled back service of the BTS needed to persist throughout the day.