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Nearly 100k return to Bangkok post-Songkran via public transport


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The acting director and president of Transport Company Ltd made a public announcement yesterday, disclosing the substantial numbers of citizens returning to Bangkok after the Songkran festival. Between April 15 and 17, passenger logs recorded more than 99,995 individuals making their round trips using public buses and vans. The total number of trips during this period exceeded 6,689.

 

Atthawit Rakchamroon shared that, in line with the Ministry of Transport‘s policy, he had directed the station masters of the Transport Company across Thailand to ensure travellers’ comfort, convenience, safety, and convergence.

 

To accommodate the increased demand for public transportation back to Bangkok, additional buses and vans were prepared. Prior to their deployment, all vehicles and drivers underwent thorough inspection, Atthawit added.


In terms of the travel route, Atthawit stated that inbound buses from the Transport Company would first stop at the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal.


From there, they would proceed to the Bangkok Bus Terminal, their final destination. Both terminals serve as intermodal transportation hubs, connecting trains, MRT, BTS, and other outbound public transportation routes.

 

Atthawit also noted that those planning to travel to Bangkok from April 22 to 24, have the option to buy E-tickets and avail of a special promotion of 20% off (excluding fees). For further details, individuals can contact the Transport Company call centre at 1490.

 

Passenger safety

 

“The Transport Company Ltd., is committed to ensuring the safety and convenience of our passengers, especially during peak travel times such as the Songkran Festival. We have increased our capacity and heightened our safety protocols to meet the surge in demand.”

 

The Songkran festival, which marks the traditional Thai New Year, is one of the biggest holidays in Thailand. It is a time when many Thais return to their hometowns to celebrate with their families. The festival’s conclusion typically sees a large-scale movement of people returning to the capital, Bangkok, resulting in a significant increase in demand for public transportation services, reported Pattaya News.

 

“Our dedicated team, from the station masters to the drivers, has worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey for everyone. We appreciate the public’s cooperation and understanding during this time.”

 

The Transport Company Ltd., under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport, is one of the main operators of intercity bus services in Thailand. It provides extensive coverage across the country, connecting major cities and provinces, and plays a crucial role in facilitating the mobility of people, especially during important festivals like Songkran, said Atthawit.

 

“We will continue to strive for excellence in our services, prioritising the safety and comfort of our passengers. We are grateful for their trust and support, and we look forward to serving them on their future journeys.”

 

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Picture courtesy of BorKorSor

 

 

Source: The Thaiger 2024-04-17

 

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What is the headline supposed to mean 100k return to Bangkok Post by public transport ? did they all take a bus to their office and buy a newspaper?

 Will the headlines make any better sense George when you buy AN ?  

 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

“The Transport Company Ltd., is committed to ensuring the safety and convenience of our passengers, especially during peak travel times such as the Songkran Festival. We have increased our capacity and heightened our safety protocols to meet the surge in demand.”

To remain at that level or lowered after the holiday?

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Y'know, I'm thinking that perhaps the Thais should export Songkran festivities to other countries.

I'd love to see hundreds of thousands spraying water on the Streets of San Francisco, it'd be a way to finally wash-away some of the human feces & urine all over the city.

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15 hours ago, brianthainess said:

What is the headline supposed to mean 100k return to Bangkok Post by public transport ? did they all take a bus to their office and buy a newspaper?

 Will the headlines make any better sense George when you buy AN ?  

 

just another misunderstanding here in the LOS 🙂

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14 minutes ago, Iron Tongue said:

Y'know, I'm thinking that perhaps the Thais should export Songkran festivities to other countries.

I'd love to see hundreds of thousands spraying water on the Streets of San Francisco, it'd be a way to finally wash-away some of the human feces & urine all over the city.

yeah! put it in the water system where the big corps dump it ...dont forget the dog feces and urine all over the country--  you tell em!

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/03/14/biden-epa-ban-forever-chemicals-drinking-water-00086937

 

Thanks Sleepy Joe!  --protecting us even while napping--unlike the napping criminal in court 🙂

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