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Fuel Subsidy Offered to Motorcycle Taxis to Prevent Fare Increases

Motorcycle-taxi drives can now apply for a new “Win Safe” fuel subsidy scheme initiated to ensure they don’t raise fares. Kulit Sombatsiri, permanent secretary for...
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ADB Finances 1st SE Asian Electric Ferry Fleet for Bangkok

The Asian Development Bank and Energy Absolute Plc. signed a 160-million-baht loan agreement to finance a fleet of electric ferries for use in mass...
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Truckers Threaten 20% Rate Increase If Diesel Price Cap Lifted

Truckers again are threatening disruptive protests and higher freight rates unless the government extends its costly subsidy on diesel fuel to keep retail prices...

Southern Landbridge Sets 2 Terminus Ports

The Southern Economic Corridor board has selected two key piers for the proposed landbridge project linking the Andaman coast and the Gulf of Thailand. Transport...
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Rain Blamed for Wall Collapse at Bangkok Airport’s Tour Group Hall

Airports of Thailand blamed a rainstorm for the collapse of a terminal wall at Don Mueang International Airport Monday. AoT Vice President Ronakorn Chalermsanyakorn said...
Chaos in the hotel pickup zone at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

After 5 Months of Chaos, Suvarnabhumi Finally Will Organize Hotel-Pickup Zone

Since nearly the beginning of Thailand’s “Test & Go” entry scheme in November, things have gone smoothly and quickly inside Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s arrivals...
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Thailand to Work with ICAO to Become Regional Aviation Hub

Thailand is increasing cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization as part of its effort to make the country a regional aviation hub. ICAO Secretary-General...
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Purple Line Extension to Start Construction This Year; Open 2027

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority and five other companies signed six contracts for the extension of the Purple Line electric rail line. MRTA Gov. Pakapong...

Prayut to Open Betong Airport March 14

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will launch the first flight of Betong Airport in Yala Province on March 14. The new airport is expected to boost...
An artist rendering of the Khon Kaen light rail system.

Khon Kaen Plans Light-Rail Link to Bangkok-Issan High-Speed Rail

Khon Kaen Province plans to build a new light rail network to complement Thailand’s high-speed rail and dual-track train networks Government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said...
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Thai Smile Launches Chiang Mai, Trang Flights Friday

Thai Smile Airways will commence daily domestic flights on the Chiang Mai-Bangkok and Bangkok-Trang routes starting Friday. The Chiang Mai-Bangkok route will be served by...
MRT Blue Line subway users will finally get to test common ticketing starting in April. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Common Ticketing for Bangkok Rail Lines Begins Testing n April

Long-anticipated common ticketing finally begin across three rail lines in Bangkok in April. The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning said a pilot...
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M-Flow Barrier-Free Toll System Launches Tonight

The Highways Department will start its full-scale system of barrier-free expressway toll collection called M-Flow Tuesday night. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said he had ordered...
Truckers roll into Bangkok for two-day protest on Tuesday.

Truckers Roll into Bangkok Again, Demand Energy Minister Quit Over High...

. Gov't spokesman tells truckers to be grateful for ฿30/liter price cap
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SRT Looks to Extend High-Speed Airport Train to Trat

The State Railway of Thailand will ask for funding to study extending the high-speed rail project that will connect three major airports further into...
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Thailand Kills Biodiesel B10, Swaps in B5 With Less Palm Oil

The Energy Policy Administration Committee killed off biodiesel B10 and replaced it with biodiesel B5 due to palm oil prices. Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow, head...
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Yala’s Betong Airport Sees 1st Flight

Betong Airport welcomed its first charter flight, spurring optimism from both the public and businesses that the Yala Province economy could rebound rapidly. A special...
Commuters and conservationists through Dec. 23 was to be the last day for Hua Lamphong. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Hua Lamphong Wins 30-Day Reprieve After Gov’t Caves to Moans of...

Bangkok’s historic Hua Lamphong railway station won at least a 30-day reprieve before it’s shut down and redeveloped after the government caved to complaints...
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30% More Expected to Cram on to Interprovincial Buses for New...

Interprovincial bus operator Transport Co. is scheduling 4,700 trips a day on buses and vans to ensure there are enough seats for passengers traveling...
An IED damaged a Sungai Kolok-Nakhon Si Thammarat train and slightly injured its driver, its engineer and a passenger. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Rail Service Resumes in Pattani After Train Bombing

The State Railway of Thailand resumed service through Pattani Province after a bombing of a commuter train in the southern border province on Monday...
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Cabinet OKs ฿5.6 Billion Bailouts of SRT, BMTA

The Cabinet on Tuesday pledged 5.6 billion baht in bailouts for the State Railway of Thailand and Bangkok Mass Transit Authority to mop up...
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Hua Lamphong Won’t Be Demolished, Closed, SRT Pledges

The State Railway of Thailand affirmed that the Hua Lamphong rail station will not be demolished or closed. SRT spokesman Ekarat Sri-arayanpong said Transport Minister...
In its “Truck Power Season 2” rally, the Land Transport Federation of Thailand deployed truckers to bring faces to the problems caused by rising fuel prices.

700 Big Rigs Roll Into Bangkok to Protest High Diesel Prices

About 700 big rigs rolled through Bangkok Tuesday to demand the government cap diesel-fuel prices at an unrealistic 25 baht. The tractor-trailers filled four routes...
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Red Line to Fully Open in Dec., Ending Free Rides

The Red Line commuter train service will fully open in December, marking the end of free rides available since August. Currently serving 6,105 people a...
Big Rigs Trucks Tractor Trailers Diesel Fuel Price

Cap Diesel at ฿25 or 3,000 Trucks Overrun Bangkok, Driver Union...

The Land Transport Federation will send written demands to the prime minister, demanding his government limit the price of diesel fuel at 25 baht...
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