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Free BTS, MRT, Airport Link & bus rides today, December 12

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Free BTS, MRT, Airport Link & bus rides today, December 12

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Travel is free on all mass transit rail services and selected BMTA bus routes today, December 12 for the Royal Barge Procession on the Chao Phraya River.

The BTS skytrain, MRT including the Purple Line, Airport Rail Link and the bus rapid transit lane (BRT) operators have announced free rides all day to help people attend the historic event.

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority said about 200 buses on 19 routes will also transport people without charge to locations by the river where people can enjoy the event.

His Majesty the King’s royal barge procession consisting of 52 ornately crafted river barges and 2,200 seamen will set sail down the Chao Phraya Thursday. 

The royal barge procession is the last in a series of events to mark the coronation of HM the King. The processions starts at 3.30pm, leaving from Wasukree Pier to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), with HM the Queen and royal family members also attending the ceremony.

Sources: Bangkok Post, Khaosod

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