Five more bus routes will be added to Bangkok’s suburban areas for easier access to Airport Link

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BANGKOK, 16 Sep 2013 The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will add five more bus routes to suburban areas of the capital to provide greater access to the Airport Rail Link. 

Deputy Transport Minister General Phrin Suwanthat stated that the project is a joint effort between the Ministry and the BMTA following public requests and the ongoing complaints on bus shortages.

The new bus routes will facilitate those travelling to 3 Airport Link stations at Makkasan, Lat Krabang, On-nutch and on 2 expansion routes on Min Buri and Ruam Pattana roads.

Touching on the planned procurement of 3,183 NGV buses, General Phrin said the BMTA would announce the 3rd revision of the Terms of Reference for the project auction on September 16. If the tender goes as planned, the procurement of the buses will soon commence. He expected the first lot of the buses would arrive by the middle of next year.