Thailand’s first microbus made its first trip en route to Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak or Mo Chit) from Ratchaburi Bus Terminal 2 on Wednesday October 11 at 9:09 am.
Commuters can take the minibus with 20 passengers seats from Ratchaburi to Bangkok daily and make its way back in the afternoon.
The acquisition of the vehicle is billed as Thailand’s first licensed microbus approved by the Land Transport Department. One more microbus is expected to be added early next year, according to Saowaluk Rattanakon, president of Ratchaburi-Bangkok Transport Company.
The fee is 120 baht per passenger.
The new mode of transport is a brainchild of the new policy of the Land Transport Department which intends to replace the current van network. The action is undertaken for the sake of road safety across the country’s provinces.