FREE TRAVEL IN BANGKOK
Whilst focusing on Bangkok this month we have to mention that the new MRT Purple Line is opening to the public for a two-month free trial period.
Although the line is not due to be officially opened until Mother’s Day August 12 Khun Peerayudh Singpatanakul, Governor of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand, has issued an announcement stating that passengers will be able to use the services of the MRT Purple Line from 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm daily for free on the route between Khlong Bang Phai and Tao Poon during this two month period.
Once officially opened the fares on this line will range from 16 to 42 baht.
After the official opening in August the line will also join MRT’s Bang Sue station. Thus connecting Nonthaburi with the city's first MRT extension to another province.
This also means a direct route for central Bangkok residents who want to head to the new mega-mall Central Westgate Bangyai whilst also serving travel demands between Northern and Southern parts of Bangkok and its vicinities.
Check out the map below for the full route.