Tag Archives: MRTA

Too High and Too Wide (Yellow Line)

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“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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People with disabilities need to write records for transportation?

I do always use BTS or MRT for my daily commute. Today, I arrived at MRT Phetchaburi station in the morning. I went to the ticket counter and before I got into the gate, the security asked me to write down my personal record before enter to the gate. I told the security to do it for me and he actually wrote them then I handed my disability identification card.

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[Survey] Elevator between MRT Samyan and Samyan Mitrtown

On the survey undertaken on 27 November I found that the elevator between the MRT Samyan ticket office floor and the underpass leading to Samyan Mitrtown Mall is exceptionally small. I’m in my 60cm-wide wheelchair and when in the elevator there was hardly any room left. I doubt that an elevator of this size could possibly serve passengers in electric wheelchairs or with double strollers.

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Survey of ground level area underneath MRT/Taopoon Station : Bent gutter covers

The photo speaks for itself. Rewinding back three years: The MRT Purple Line came into operation. We provided lots of information for service improvements to MRT. One of the issues we reported, and was fixed, was the skywalk from MRT/Bangyai Station leading to the entrance of Central Westgate. Back then, we noticed curved gutter covers that were very much like the ones in the photo. We see the same problem at MRT/Taopoon Station although the station has not been in use for that long either.

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[Accessibility Survey] MRT Bang Pho Station

5 Nov 2020. MRT Bang Pho station stands astride the Bang Pho intersection with one side (No. 1 and 2 on the map) connecting to closed streets lined with condominiums and access to Bang Pho pier (No. 5) and the other side (No. 3 and 4) right above the Bang Pho intersection. During the construction we saw the layout and lift locations and had concerns over the issue of their accessibility. Now the station is open, here are our findings on accessibility:

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