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The entrance of the MRT Bang O station, even a ‘puppy’ feels cramped to pass!

One of our fellow networks has sent this devastating scene to me when he explored the whole area of MRT Bang O station, a newly-built station recently opened for service. I personally don’t blame the labour workers who, after all, follow the order of their boss. And their boss follows the order of their superior up further, and the superior to the more superior.

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Latest news: Bua Yai Junction railway station, Nakhon Ratchasima

According to the image, I have just received the latest news from our associate group. I am glad that “at least” we have some positive news. Anyway, I told them not to be happy yet. We have to wait until it’s all done, make a full trial and proceed with the follow up work closely. This topic will be presented to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Transport Minister as information of problem solving and protection for the entire system.

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เสนอแนวทางการแก้ไข ปัญหา Skywalk จากสถานีวัดพระศรีฯ ไปห้างโลตัส

เมื่อแจ้งปัญหาแล้วก็ต้องแนะแนวทางการแก้ไข… วิเคราะห์: ปัญหาการสร้าง Skywalk แล้วมีบันได เราพบตลอดเวลาที่ติดตามการก่อสร้างระบบขนส่งสาธารณะ ผมเชื่อว่า ปัญหานี้เกิดขึ้นในทุกลำดับชั้นของคนทำงานที่ ‘ไม่ได้คำนึงถึงคนทุกคน’ ทีมที่เกี่ยวข้องตั้งแต่คนออกแบบ, คนนำเสนอ, คนตรวจสอบ, และสุดท้ายคนตัดสินใจ ทุกคนล้วนมีส่วนต้องรับผิดชอบหันมาร่วมทำงานกันเพื่อไม่ให้ปัญหาเกิดขึ้นซ้ำแล้วซ้ำเล่า ข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม: เราได้รับข้อมูลจากเครือข่ายว่า ปลายสุดของ Skywalk ตรงนี้สุดที่สะพานลอยเดิม (ยัง)ไม่ได้เชื่อมเข้าห้างโลตัสครับ ปัญหาจุดนี้ แยกประเด็น เสนอแก้ไขได้อย่างเป็นระบบ ตามนี้ครับ

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ALERT! A huge accessibility problem found at the skywalk connecting Wat Phra Sri Mahathat station to Tesco Lotus Laksi, on the recent Green Line extension of the BTS skytrain!

  I just got this image from one of our networks on yesterday. Surprised by what I saw before, and sadly once again, there was a steep stairway! on the skywalk which connected right next to the Wat Phra Sri Mahathat station, a brand-new BTS station, way down to Tesco Lotus Laksi. This was annoying me so much because previously I had a meeting with the MRTA team, who’s in charge of this, and I insisted no stair on skywalks anymore. And they firmly promised my request. But is this what we got? By the way, we have quite a …

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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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T4A’s train station accessibility at Bangkok Purple Line MRT, Nonthaburi 1 Station with the Ministry of Transport’ advisor.

MRT Purple Line is one of the problematic metro train systems and ‘Station access level quite low’ because the station size is very large and with the method of ‘One elevator per side’ and since the road physical is very width also cars runs very fast (6 lanes on each side), people generally cross the road using a overpass only.

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Joining a meeting with the Traffic and Transportation Department (TTD) about BTS elevators project and Change Bangkok for everyone campaign

On behalf of the president of a railway accessibility and a following-up of BTS elevators installation group, the representative of T4A association and PWDs, I went to meet Mr. Phanurak Klannurak, director of the TTD, and his board of directors in order to follow up the installation process of additional elevators on BTS stations and also others projects that we may work together in future.

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The Advent of BTS Ramp Plate

When you get off a train, there would normally have a gap between the train and the platform. Despite the gap, some trains stop at an unparalleled degree (different height level) to a platform edge. This gap makes it quite uncomfortable and unsafe, but ordinary passengers can still go through it. However, the case is not true for wheelchair users in particular of those having severe disabilities or having a power wheelchair with substantial weight. This hindrance is too risky and they cannot go through it by themselves.

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