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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced it plans to begin collecting fares on the BTS Green Line extension, with a maximum charge of 59 baht per ride.

 

The Mo Chit-Khu Khot and Bearing-Samut Prakan services have been offered to riders free-of-charge for the last two years.

 

According to Deputy Bangkok Governor Wisanu Subsompon, the fare is the same as the existing rate for the Green Line’s prior extension, also known as the first extension, and riding the train on any of these two portions alone costs between 14 and 44 baht.

 

The Green Line comprises the Silom and Sukhumvit lines. The initial extension extended the Silom Line from Wong Wian Yai to Bang Wa, with the Sukhumvit Line running from On Nut to Bearing.

 

Wisanu added that the BMA now plans to negotiate with the Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC), the operator of the Green Line, on the prospect of discontinuing the collection of a 16-baht connecting fee for each passenger connecting from the second extension to the main Green Line.

 

The BMA and Bangkok Council have also established a joint working group to discuss the 30-year extension of the concession (2029-2059) awarded to BTSC under an order issued by the now-defunct National Council for Peace and Order.

 

Source: https://thainews.prd.go.th/en/news/detail/TCATG220808142624522

 

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I believe the two prior extensions charge a flat 15 baht fare regardless of the number of stops, so this new rate of up to 44 baht just for the extensions alone seems excessive.

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Now, about that 30 billion Baht owed to BTSC thus far ...

 

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43 minutes ago, matchar said:

I believe the two prior extensions charge a flat 15 baht fare regardless of the number of stops, so this new rate of up to 44 baht just for the extensions alone seems excessive.

And one cannot even use the northern extension to travel to Don Muang Airport...

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On 8/8/2022 at 7:38 PM, StayinThailand2much said:

And one cannot even use the northern extension to travel to Don Muang Airport...

That's because it doesn't go there.  There are lots of other places it doesn't go to either.  You can't use it to go to Suvarabhumi, Ayuthaya, Rama 9, Ramkhamhaeng.

 

What a weird post.

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2 hours ago, josephbloggs said:

That's because it doesn't go there.  There are lots of other places it doesn't go to either.  You can't use it to go to Suvarabhumi, Ayuthaya, Rama 9, Ramkhamhaeng.

 

What a weird post.

My point was, a (relatively) high fee would have been justified if one could travel there. (I'm sure many would use it.)

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