Goodbye Free Bus and Train Rides: Government Halts Operation

After seven long years of providing free fares on many buses and trains particularly in Bangkok area, the long-running “temporary” program of the Ministry of Transport will soon kiss commuters goodbye.

According to the cabinet the service will halt its operation at the end of October to save money, as it has been a “heavy financial burden.”

Starting in November, the elderly, disabled, and children under 12 will pay a half-price fare while students in middle school (Mathayom 1 – 3) will pay one-thirds, and high school students will pay two-thirds, Coconuts Bangkok reported.
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