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Returning holidaymakers crowd Bangkok bus stations

By The Nation

 

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New Year holidaymakers have begun making their way back to Bangkok, resulting in large crowds at three bus terminals in the capital.

 

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On Tuesday more than 144,000 travellers had passed through the three terminals. Up to 170,000 more were expected on Wednesday, Transport Co managing director Jirasak Yaowatsakul said.

 

Jirasak said the number of bus passengers was down 10 per cent from the New Year holidays a year ago. 

 

Transport Co and private operators holding its concessions ensured there were sufficient buses all through December, he said, with a total of 200,253 trips carrying 3,039,923 passengers.

 

Jirasak said there was a shortage of taxis at Mor Chit 2 Bus Terminal and advised arriving travellers to use the BTS or Bangkok Mass Transit Authority shuttle-bus service to get from there to BTS stations at the Victory Monument, Chatuchak or Bang Na, and carry on home from there. 

 

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A large number of passengers was meanwhile waiting at Nakhon Ratchasima Bus Terminal 2 for rides to Bangkok. 

 

Terminal chief Pasanti Khaoplod promised to arrange enough trips to clear all of them by 4pm on Wednesday. He’d hiked the number of trips from the usual 160 trips per day to 200 trips for the holiday period.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30361468

 
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12 minutes ago, JoePai said:

But the last day of the holiday was yesterday - they should be back at work today !

Officially, yeah, but in reality many of the factories will not start again until next Monday, and many other people take extra days off, so actually, every day this week will see traffic jams getting back into the Capital. There are many New Years parties going on through last night in the countryside.

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On 1/2/2019 at 3:54 PM, keemapoot said:

Officially, yeah, but in reality many of the factories will not start again until next Monday, and many other people take extra days off, so actually, every day this week will see traffic jams getting back into the Capital. There are many New Years parties going on through last night in the countryside.

Friend of mine used to talk about 6 or 7 that never came back at NY and a similar number at Songkran, out of a workforce of about 180.

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1 minute ago, overherebc said:

Friend of mine used to talk about 6 or 7 that never came back at NY and a similar number at Songkran, out of a workforce of about 180.

 

reminds me of the time a colleague sent on annual holiday and sent a postcard to the office saying 'life's a beach!'. we never saw him again.

 

 

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