With Thailand’s national curfew shortened by an hour, the last Bangkok train is now an hour later.
The BTS, MRT and other public-transport services adjusted their schedules beginning Sunday.
The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand has adjusted its train schedule in accordance with the new curfew time. The PurpleLline operates between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., and the Blue Line is operating from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Both lines’ last train will arrive at the destination station at 10.30 p.m.
Meanwhile park-and-ride lots located at 13 MRT stations are open from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
As for BTS Skytrains and BRT buses, they have extended their operating hours from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on both the Sukhumvit line and Silom lines.
The Airport Rail Link also operates from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The last trains from Phaya Thai and Suvarnabhumi stations will arrive at their destination stations at 10:30 p.m.
BMTA also rescheduled its buses running time to end at 10 p.m., as that is the time the last buses will arrive at the depot.
BMTA has also increased the frequency of buses setting out during the rush hours of the morning, and before curfew time at night. Each bus will operate no more than 10 minutes apart. The last bus will leave the destination at around 9 p.m. and arrive at the depot around 10 p.m. The last two buses of each line will carry a sign showing if the bus is the second last, or the last bus of the night.
And of course, buses allow standing passengers to number only 10 persons maximum, to maintain social distancing. If the buses are fully loaded, intending passengers must wait for the next one. BMTA has suggested all passengers take an earlier bus where possible, to avoid the expected congestion before the curfew.