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Bangkok Red Line Launches Today with Free Rides for 3 Months

Bangkok Thailand BTS Red Line Mass Transit Electric Train

The government is offering the public free train trips during the soft launch of the Red Line service running Taling Chan to Bang Sue-Rangsit.

The latest addition to the capital’s sprawling mass-transit system opened today.

Government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisaranakul said the soft opening will last three months,, during which time all rides will be free.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning presides over the launch ceremony via online video conference from Government House in Bangkok.

Meanwhile, Minister of Transport Saksayam Chidchob, and State Railway of Thailand Gov. Nirut Maneephan were to be at Bang Sue Grand Station at 10 a.m.

According to the launch ceremony schedule, after the premier finishes his speech inaugurating the service, the first trips will depart simultaneously at 10.29 a.m. from Bang Sue Grand Station, Taling Chan Station and Rangsit Station.