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TAT update: Bangkok public transport adjust service hours in line with the nationwide curfew

Bangkok, 03 April, 2020, at 09.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide a further update on the Thai government’s 22.00 – 04.00 Hrs. nationwide curfew, which starts today, 3 April, 2020, that Bangkok’s public transport have adjusted the service hours accordingly as part of the effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Airport Rail Link is operating daily services from 05.30-21.30 Hrs. with the last trains leaving Suvarnabhumi Airport and Phaya Thai stations at 21.00 Hrs., respectively, effective from 3 April, 2020. For more info: www.srtet.co.th

BTS Skytrain is operating daily services until 21.30 Hrs. Its first trains start from the Kasetsart University and Kheha stations at 05.15 Hrs., and from the National Stadium and Bang Wa stations at 05.30 Hrs., effective from 3 April, 2020. For more info: www.bts.co.th

MRT Bangkok Metro is operating daily services for its MRT Blue and Purple Lines from 06.00 – 21.30 Hrs., effective from 3 April, 2020. For more info: www.bemplc.co.th

Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has suspended all night-time bus services (00.00 – 04.00 Hrs.) and adjusted all timetables for normal and air-conditioned buses to cease at 22.00 Hrs. daily with the last buses leaving at 21.00 Hrs., effective from 3 April, 2020. The frequency of all bus services throughout the day have been adjusted in accordance with the situation. Passengers are urged to use the monthly pass to reduce person-to-person contact with ticket sellers to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection. For more info: www.bmta.co.th

BMTA private joint buses, which operate on 16 routes, have adjusted the service hours and routes, and temporarily suspended weekend buses and services on certain routes, effective from 3 April, 2020. For more info: www.bmta.co.th

Chao Phraya Express Services is now operating only from Monday to Friday, effective from 3 April, 2020. The orange-flag boats operate from 06.00 – 19.00 Hrs. The yellow-flag boats operate from 06.05 – 20.00 Hrs. The green-flag boats operate from 06.30 – 17.45 Hrs. For more info: www.chaophrayaexpressboat.com

The State Railway of Thailand has suspended long-distance train services on about 30 routes from Bangkok to the North, Northeast and South, effective from 3 April, 2020. For more information, please contact the State Railway of Thailand Hotline 1690.

The Transport Co., Ltd has suspended long-distance bus services on routes with a distance of over 300 kilometres, including ticketing services, from 04 April, 2020, until further notice. Services on routes with a distance of less than 300 kilometres are still running, from 05.00 – 16.00 Hrs., at reduced frequency with strict social distancing rules apply.

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/). For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

For constant updates of Thailand’s COVID-19 control measures for travellers, please visit https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php.

This press release is published on 03 April, 2020, at 09.00 Hrs. All information is accurate at the current time but can be changed depending on the situation. The TAT Newsroom will not be updating this press release but will issue new updates as soon as further information becomes available.

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