Free rides on BTS, MRT, BRT, Airport link, buses & boats from October 25-27
Here is the list of free rides on BTS skytrain, MRT subway, BRT Airport Rail Link, some buses and passenger boats from October 25-27, 2017 for the Royal Cremation and in honor of the Late Great His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The remains of well-loved great king will be cremated on October 26.
This article is originally posted on The Nation.
Buses and transportation:
1 Five locations where BMTA will take mourners to closest locations to Sanam Luang
1,1 Aroon Amarin Intersection: Buses 42, 68, 80, 91, 203, 516 and 556. Shuttle buses then will leave from the new Southern Bus Terminal, Central West Gate, Central Salaya and Buddha Mondhon 4 road.
1,2 Merry King (Wang Burapha) Intersection : Buses 1, 25, 47, 53, 82 and 508. Shuttle buses will leave from Ekkamai Bus Terminal, Hua Lamphong, Wong Wien Yai and Central Rama 2.
1,3 Wisutthi Kasat Intersection: Buses 3, 12, 32, 79 and 509. Shuttle buses will leave from Morchit Bus Terminal and Nang Lerng Royal Turf Club.
1.4 Nang Lerng Royal Turf Club: Buses 2, 59, 60, 70, and 503. Shuttle buses will leave from Future Park Rangsit, Don Mueang, Mueang Thong Thani, Police Club, Government Complex in Chaeng Wattana and Victory Monument.
1.5 Ban Manang Khasila: Buses 5 and 511. Shuttle buses will leave from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Mega
Bang Na-IKEA, BITEC, and Airport Rail Link’s Makkasan station. Those wishing to ride the free shuttle buses need to provide identification cards and be dressed in mourning clothes.
2 Advanced Info Service has arranged for more than 300 motorcycles for free transport to bring mourners to Sanam Luang from 5am to 8pm.
3 The BTS skytrain and MRT subway will be free all day on October 26. For skytrain, free rides will be available on October 25 and 27 only on the extensions from On Nut to Samrong, and Wongwian Yai to Bang Wa.
4 Free rides on the Airport Rail Link will be available from October 25-27. The free service on October 26 will be until 2pm of the following day.
5 The BRT bus service from Sathon to Ratchapreuk stations will be free from October 25-27.
6 The MRT Blue Line and Purple Line will offer free rides on October 26 and extend the service until 2am of the following day. For October 25 and 27, only the MRT Purple Line will be free.
7 The Chao Phraya Express boats and Saen Saeb canal boats will be free on October 26.
8 There will be free shuttle boat services from 9am to 4pm on October 25 and 26, and on October 27 from 10am to 3pm. The boat service will go from the Commerce Ministry pier, the Nonthaburi pier and the Rama VIII Bridge pier, and from Sathorn pier and Tha Pimarn pier.
9 Mega Bangna’s shuttle bus to and from Udomsuk BTS will keep running and free parking for the public will be available from 6am on October 26 until 3am. Free buses to Sanam Luang are available from the Mega Terminal (nearby Big C Extra), from October 23-31 from 6am to midnight.