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MRT Blue Line now charges fares to passengers

The Blue Line began charging fares to passengers on its extended route from Hua Lamphong to Lak Song station on Sunday, ending free rides offered during the trial run, Bangkok Post reported.

The MRT line extension offered a 16-kilometre-long free ride from Hua Lamphong to Lak Song from July 28 until September 28. It was officially launched on Sunday and has started charging passengers 16-42 baht for a ride to its 11 new stations until the terminal at Lak Song.

Bangkok residents were able to try the service from Hua Lamphong to Tha Phra stations free of charge after its operator started a two-month trial run on July 29.

The MRT plans to open another new route from Tao Poon to Tha Phra in the first quarter of next year to complete the loop, the report added.

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