Had heard from the BTS executives that wheelchair ramp is now available at every BTS station. It is the first time in quite a while that I have taken a BTS. Today, I took the ride from Sukumvit > Siam > Surasak station and I am soo o oooo impressed. The service is well executed. The heads of each station even come to supervise the process.Read More »
We had strolled around the recently opened Wat Phra Sri Mahathat BTS station and found several problems that should be addressed. There are still a revamping and repairing of the footpath on both side of the Buddhavijjalaya College and the pink line monorail which is still under the construction, this what we saw:Read More »
A 360° view captured from BTS Wat Phra Sri Mahathat Station’s skywalk where part of them are stairs in case you all haven’t seen it yet. ‘The walkway only provides stairs’ issue would not had happened if there was a prior-construction discussion with the Association of People with Disabilities.Read More »
เมื่อแจ้งปัญหาแล้วก็ต้องแนะแนวทางการแก้ไข… วิเคราะห์: ปัญหาการสร้าง Skywalk แล้วมีบันได เราพบตลอดเวลาที่ติดตามการก่อสร้างระบบขนส่งสาธารณะ ผมเชื่อว่า ปัญหานี้เกิดขึ้นในทุกลำดับชั้นของคนทำงานที่ ‘ไม่ได้คำนึงถึงคนทุกคน’ ทีมที่เกี่ยวข้องตั้งแต่คนออกแบบ, คนนำเสนอ, คนตรวจสอบ, และสุดท้ายคนตัดสินใจ ทุกคนล้วนมีส่วนต้องรับผิดชอบหันมาร่วมทำงานกันเพื่อไม่ให้ปัญหาเกิดขึ้นซ้ำแล้วซ้ำอีก ข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม: เราได้รับข้อมูลจากเครือข่ายว่า ปลายสุดของ Skywalk ตรงนี้สุดที่สะพานลอยเดิม (ยัง)ไม่ได้เชื่อมเข้าห้างโลตัสครับ ปัญหาจุดนี้ แยกประเด็น เสนอแก้ไขได้อย่างเป็นระบบ ตามนี้ครับRead More »
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 …Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Days ago I made field survey at BTS Bang-wa station. Within 600-metres from the station, there was a pier for shuttle boat service. I couldn’t wait but rushed to see this interesting stuff. What we’ve found:Read More »
Join us for the final judgement day in regard to the group of people with disabilities prosecuting, requesting 1,400 million Bath compensation in return to BMA (Bangkok Metropolitan Administration) on its failure to provide elevators and accessible facilities at BTS 23 stations.
According to the incapability of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the current owner of the entire BTS, that failed to provide adequate elevators and other accessibility facilities on its BTS 23 stations, a group of people with disabilities, for this reason, had prosecuted the BMA and finally won a lawsuit on November 24, 2014. The court thus issued an order to BMA for them to complete, constructed by law, all the remaining elevators and other supportive accessibility facilities within one-year time. As such, the completion should be fulfilled by the beginning of 2016. Nevertheless, the construction remains unfinished to this day, …Read More »