A map showing various bridges and other transport projects on the Thai-Laotian border.

6th Thailand-Laos Friendship Bridge Planned

Thailand and Laos are discussing the idea of building a sixth Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River to connect the two countries. Speaking Friday in...
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WATCH: Bang Sue Grand Central Station Ready to Open in January

While Thailand may be in the midst of a nationwide railroad revival, nothing illustrates the rebirth of rail more than Bang Sue Central Station,...
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Set for Upgrade, Surat Thani Airport Ramps Up Flights

The King’s birthday holiday weekend has been a busy one at Surat Thani Airport which steadily has added flights after reopening in late April. All...
Bangkok Electric Ferry Boat

Electric Ferry Service for Bangkok Canal Delayed Until December

The launch of electric-boat service on Bangkok’s Phadung Krung Kasem Canal now will start in December, a month later than originally announced. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration...
Artist rendering of the new Phnom Penh international airport.

China Cements Grip on New Phnom Penh Airport as State-Owned Firm...

A Chinese state-owned company will build the runway and airfield for Cambodia’s new international airport in Phnom Penh, whose entire US$1.5 billion price tag...
Krungthep Thanakom Co. tests its new electric boats on Monday in Bangkok.

Electric Ferry Service Begins Friday on Bangkok Canal

Passenger service using electric-powered boats will begin Friday on Bangkok’s Padung Krung Kasem Canal following a successful test run. Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang led senior...
Airlines at Suvarnabumi Airport Planes

Airlines Get Free Parking During Thailand International Flight Ban

The Civil Aviation Board on Tuesday gave free parking to airlines affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent ban on international flights. Chula Sukmanop,...
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Electric Boat Tested for Bangkok Saen Saeb Canal Service

The Marine Department called the first test run of an electric boat for the Saen Saeb Canal a success, saying it will improve passenger...
Thai Airways International 747 Plane

Entering bankruptcy, Thai Airways cancels another month of flights

Beleaguered Thai Airways International on Tuesday extended its suspension of flight operations for another month into June. The announcement came after the Civil Aviation Authority...
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BTS Green Line Opens 4 New Stations

Four new stations on the BTS Green Line opened, with free rides until year-end.
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Thailand Interprovincial Bus Line Halts All Services Through Aug. 2

Thailand’s state-run Transport Co. has suspended all bus services on the northern, northeastern, eastern and southern routes, except parcel deliveries, until Aug. 2. Company President...

Bangkok Airways to Resume Phuket-Koh Samui Flights Wednesday

Bangkok Airways on Wednesday will resume flights between Phuket and Koh Samui to support the Surat Thani island’s vaccinated-tourism program. Surat Thani Gov. Witchawut Jinto...
Phuket International Airport undergoes a last inspection before being allow to reopen June 13.

Phuket Airport to Reopen at Midnight Friday

Phuket International Airport will reopen at midnight tonight, bringing much needed relief to the tourist resort. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand issued the order...
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SRT to Relaunch 40 Long-Distance, Tourist Trains July 1

State Railway of Thailand long-distance and tourist trains will restart service on 40 routes following the end of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. The SRT announced...

Domestic Air Travel from ‘Dark-Red’ Zones to Resume Wednesday

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand plans to allow air travel from the country’s Covid-19 “dark-red” areas to resume Wednesday. Following the Center for Covid-19...
NokScooot Jet Thailand Bangkrupt

NokScoot Restructuring to Cut Employees, Aircraft

NokScoot, a Thailand-based low-cost airline, will downsize its organization and staff and cut its fleet by three aircraft this month, pending business resumption. NokScoot Airlines...
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Bangkok Tollways Go Free for July Holidays

Motorists escaping Bangkok for the upcoming weekend won’t have to pay tolls. The Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway (First Stage Expressway), Si Rat Expressway and Udon Ratthaya...
Bangkok SRT Red Line Electric Train BTS MRT

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...
Electric Boat EGAT Bangkok Thailand

EGAT Launches Electric Motorbike Taxis, Boats

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has launched prototype electric motorbike taxis and boats to support electric vehicle use in public transportation, aiming to...
Pattaya Hua Hin Ferry Royal Passenger Line Bali Hai

Covid-19 Sinks Pattaya-Hua Hin Ferry

The Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry survived summer storms, pier renovations and mechanical issues, but Covid-19 finally sunk the service. Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome announced Aug. 10 that...
Overloaded bikes and no helmets are leading causes of death among Thai motorcyclists.

Can Cute Videos Make Thais Wear Motorcycle Helmets?

New contest offers students 100,000 for best helmet-use promo clip
Bangkok’s MRT subway has eased social-distancing rules on board its overcrowded trains to make all seats available amid an increase of passenger volume. Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc., the operator of MRT and the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, said that the easing of social-distancing measures is to serve high passenger volume as the new school semester started on Wednesday. Trains are now allowed to accommodate 70 percent of their total capacity and passengers are asked to comply with the disease-control measures by checking in and out via Thai Chana QR code and refraining from talking while riding the trains. Marks on the floor indicate the distance commuters need to keep apart and the directions they should face. Moreover, they are asked to wear masks at all times, to maintain at least one meter distance at stations and to have their body temperature checked at the entrances. The MRT has been continually critized for its attempts at social-distancing passengers, especially in stations. Instead of allowing passengers to fan out along its long platforms, it has been keeping people stacked up in long, tight queues outside gates.

MRT Eases Social-Distancing Rules on Subway Trains

MRT stations, on the other hand, remain a poorly managed mess
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Even as Cases Fall, SRT Suspends 57 Train Lines to Limit...

Even as coronavirus cases plummet around the country, the State Railway of Thailand said Sunday it will restrict travel that could spread Covid-19 by...
Bangkok Thailand Highways Tools Motorways Expressways

Highway Tolls Waived Sept. 4-7 Holiday

Motorists can use some tollways free of charge during the long holiday Sept 4-7. Suksomruay Wantaneekul, secretary to Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, said the free...

Yala’s Betong Airport to Open by Year-End

Yala’s Betong Airport is set to open by year-end as part of the government’s southern-provinces development strategy. Government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said the new airport...
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