Tag Archives: DRT

Too High and Too Wide (Yellow Line)

ภาพ ความสูงและห่างระหว่าพื้นสถานีและตู้โดยสาร

“Please mind the gap between the train and the platform” While traveling, we will hear an announcement every time. The gap can cause accidents, so the system has to make frequent announcements. Most people just need to be cautious and comfortably step over the gap. However, users with mobility issues, especially wheelchairs users, have to request and wait for assistance. Why is there a gap? 1. The train carriages have a lower section and when the train is in motion, the carriages sway like the cars we drive every day. 2. As the train enters the station, to prevent the …

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[Bangkok Footpath Review] Accessible, Safe, and High Standard!

ภาพ ซาบะอยู่บนทางเท้า มีรถมอเตอร์ไซด์อยู่ใกล้ๆ

June 4, 2023 The Yellow Line BTS (Skytrain) has started its operation. I saw locals trying it out and having fun, so I decided to give it a try as well. However, I know what I’d like to see. I didn’t have much time, so I couldn’t explore the footpath below Hua Mak Station extensively. Based on my observation, “We have excellent footpaths that are convenient, safe, and of high standards!” — #BangkokActNOW

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NLA and the Disabilities Networks visited the Chiang Rai railway station on the Double-track Rail Line project of the Den Chai – Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong route

ภาพ ถ่ายร่วมกันที่หน้าอาคาร ทุกคนยกนิ้วโป้ง

February 23, 2023 As representatives of T4A, we had the opportunity to join the Social and Enterprise Development Commission for Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities, and the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), with Mr. Monthian Buntan as the chairman, to follow up on the development projects in Chiang Rai province.

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Bang Sue Railway Station Survey

27 Sep 2022 As far as I remember, I was here once since I was 17 years old. My second visit is different, I’d like to see the accessibility and safety. Information I have, the station is likely to be retired and use a new Bang Sue Grand Station. With the young designer team, I’d like to show them at old one, very old styles, and new one and this is a short review

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Water Leak, Red Line

ภาพ ชานชาลาสถานี

August 28, 2022 I went to several stations and found that the floor of the ticketing floor had dripping water. There are traces of moisture. There were stains all over the place. on the platform floor have been informed that because the roof is open (to ventilate (supports oil-powered trains) The drainage system is expected to be inadequate. and know that the construction team is trying to fix it.  

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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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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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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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