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Report problem of lower platform level of the twin tracks train southern line with former Governor SRT.

After file a complaint about Skywalk and the stairway to the building, the chairman of the commission of Thai Senate introduced us to the former governor of SRT. I got a chance to report the problem of the Southern Line platform construction’s platform high that will lower than the other lines. He promised to ask and talk in detail, I then asked to shake hand as a promise ^^

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MRT Green Line Extended (Northern Bound) Survey, The Shockingly Surprised

Last month I went to observe the extension work of MRT Green Line (Northern Bound). Workers were doing their jobs at the construction site at Sai-yud station. At first sight, I recognised there was a glass room at the front of the elevator (What da heck!). Surprisingly, I later found the same thing on the next 3 stations. (What da…!)

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T4A in co-operation with the PWDs associations is suing the Bangkok City Hall for 1,436 ML THB for failed to complete the installation of elevators and accessible facilities at the BTS.

9 May 2018 A group of PWDs activist, Transportation For All (T4A), is gathering with other groups of PWDs networks to proceed prosecuting Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for failure to completely install all BTS elevators and infrastructure. This inability to comply is against the order from the Supreme Court which had issued the mandate previously. The group also claimed that the incidence has terribly costed the estimated damage of 1,436 million Baht.

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“BTS Sam-rong station accessibility survey” (SabaLive season2)

BTS Sam-rong Station Bangkok, Thailand. BTS Sam-rong station, the metro electric train has just recently opened for service. After 3 years of intensive collaboration a group of activists had provided to authorities who were in charge of this project. I’m going to have a deliberate look on it with firsthand experience. To see whether is there any improved accessibility comparing to the old layout & design.

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SabaLive BTS National Stadium & and Pa-tum-wan the new skywalk survey

00:02:00 My today working report 00:08:13 National Stadium BTS station & platform lift survey and story. 00:21:14 Pa-tum-wan the new skywalk, it was built with ‘for everyone concept?’ A quick survey P1, found that some exist we got step down to the road. (Speaking language:Thai, Closed caption:None) Link: https://www.facebook.com/AccessibilityIsFreedom/videos/1565482433474396/

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“Two out of five” for Bangkok metro train Martin said…

While we were having an interview. Martin asked me for help how could he goes up to A-soke BTS station. ‘A lot problem…’, he was telling us. Well yes, just like what we’re talking for long. I asked Martin, ‘out of five’ / how happy he is for using the Bangkok metro train system.

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“BTS Elevator”, a big designing mistake for passengers in need?

BTSSince its operation, wheelchair elevators have been installed only in a few stations. There are much more left to complete. Anyway, this is not the main topic today because I’m highlighting on its design layout which appears to be go-through functionality. Passenger from the basement can get into it and go directly through the platform floor without having to buy a train ticket.

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Do you know that the total elevator expense on MRT Purple line costs just less than 1% of the total cost of the project?

The MRT Purple line is on servicing for over a year now. Unfortunately, its elevator access has already been installed just a half of the total. There are still 32 elevators to go which each costs around 10 million baht. So, the remaining elevators’ total expense will be around 320 million baht comparatively to the total construction cost of the whole project which is around 60,000 million baht, accounts just 0.5% approximately. This number is compelling to the World Bank’s research as quote “Research has demonstrated that the cost of accessibility is generally less than 1% of total construction costs; …

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