Woman falls off tracks; disrupts Airport Link services

A woman is killed after falling onto train tracks in Airport Link Ban Thap Chang Station past 7am, Monday, June 19.

The unidentified woman was about 30 years old. According to Deputy Director-General Suthep Panpeng of the SRT Electric Train Company, CCTV footage shows the “woman taking three steps forward and falling onto the tracks.” No one was close to her during the incident. “She was not fiddling with her mobile phone. She watched out for the train and just stepped forward,” added Mr. Suthep.

Station staff told the Deputy Director-General that the unidentified woman was a regular passenger who always caught the train at the said station with his husband dropping her off.

As of posting, only two stations along the route have safety barriers between the platforms and tracks, Suvarnabhumi and Makkasan Station. Additional barriers are said to be installed in all stations by April 2018.

The incident had caused the station to temporarily close. Trains were only running between Phaya Thai to Hua Mak Station and Lat Krabang and Suvarnabhumi Station. Normal services resumed at 11:20am.

Source: Bangkok Post