Protest related Subway Shutdown
MRTA Subway shut down at 10 PM - not so sure if it can be resumed tomorrow
Last edited by Wisarut; 13-05-10 at 10:53 PM.
BMCL SHortenign the SUbway service from Bangsue to Rama 9 - the rest is shut down to prevent sabotage.
No Suway - Skytrain service since 15 May 2010
UDD men Going to Burn down Subway
UDD men at Bon kai threatening to burn dow Klogn Teo Subway station
Sutting down Subway from 18 to 21 May 2010 until further notice
Damage on Klong Toei station by UDD men - broken glass slight burning
Note: Even Hua Lamapohg station need to replace the broken glass sicne UDD men who torch Bangkok Bank at Hua Lamphogn are breakgin this station too!
Four SUbway stations have been damaged by UDD men: Queen Sirikit Center, Klong Toei, Sam Yan, and Hua Lamphong - with broken glass and hte attempt to commit arson - with stone + bottles of molov cocktails, rubber tyres, and trace of oil which BMCL have seen through CCTV.
Last edited by Wisarut; 22-05-10 at 04:11 AM.
Last news is that MRT will restart services as per sun 23/5/10, but at limited hours and not serving stations Silom and Klong Toey. Unclear if they run past there and can bring you to Hualampong-or if service is curtailed at Sirikitti Centre.
MRTA Subway opned from 8 AM to 8 PM on Sunday 23 May 2010 and the regular schedule will be resumed on 24 May 2010 dicvn the damaged on 4 station (Queen Sirikit Center, Klogn Toei, Sam Yan, and Hua Lamphong) are considered as minor damage
Assuming no Curfew, right?
Originally Posted by Wisarut
Latest info form Face book of BMCL.MRT stated that
24 May 2010 Opened from 6 AM to 9 PM
25 May 2010 Opened from 6 AM to Midnight
I assume with this really stupid Midnight-4am curfew that all services will end at 11pm?
In response of curfew on 25-28 May 2010, the schedule of both Skytrain and Subway will be opened from 6 AM to 10 PM
BTS, MRT plan to seek state aid 31/05/2010 BKK Post
Operators of Bangkok's elevated train and subway systems are going to ask for compensation from the government for business interruption and physical damages caused by anti-government protests.
Physical damages to the Ratchadamri, Sala Daeng, Chidlom and Siam stations of the BTS Skytrain took place during the protests, said Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC). Also, the Skytrain suspended its operations for one week due to the damages and safety concerns following a series of service interruptions during the red-shirt demonstrations, said Anat Arbhabhirama, adviser to the board of directors of BTSC.
"We have insurance coverage including for terrorist attacks with Eton as a broker but it seems it will not be enough to cover all the losses," he said. The company will discuss the damages with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to finalise the amount it will seek from the government, Dr Anat added. "Everyone including the BTS has suffered from the incidents and needs whatever the government can offer. And I think the government is willing to help," said Dr Anat.
Chartchai Praditpong, public relations director of Bangkok Metro Plc (BMCL), said that the subway operator planned to ask for compensation from the government for its eight-day service suspension.
Subway stations at Klong Toey, Queen Sirikit Center, Sala Daeng and Hua Lamphong were damaged by protesters, he added.
Dr Anat said the BTS reported 330,000 trips last Monday when it resumed full service after the suspension, compared with an average of 450,000 before the violence erupted. Ridership has since picked up to 380,000."As retail outlets in Ratchaprasong and other affected areas have been burned down by the attacks and some tutorial schools in Siam Square have remained closed, this has affected our business," he said."Business should return to normal but it might take time."
BTSC had earlier set a target to achieve average daily ridership of 500,000 by the end of the year.
Ridership peaked at 580,000 on weekdays this year. Keeree Kanjanapas, chairman of SET-listed BTS Group, said earlier that the Skytrain operator targeted revenue growth of 6-8% this year from 4.2 billion baht in 2009.