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    The MRT Metropolitan Rapid Transit System Bangkok
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    The MRT Metro has two lines, Blue and Purple. The Blue Line covers 38 stations, while the Purple Line covers 16 stations, and an overall total of 54 stations. The Purple Line will take you from Tao Poon to Khlong Bang Phai. This line covers the outskirts of Bangkok, where most locals live. However, the Blue Line is where most of the main stations are, and it goes in a loop rather than a straight line. Bang Sue Station connects to the Bang Sue Grand Station, which replaces the classic Hua Lamphong. You can also get off at Chatchuchak Station for the weekend market or go for a run in the park.

    A few stations down is Phetchaburi, where Makkasan Airport Link is connected if you need to catch a flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport. The next station after Petchburi is Sukhumvit, better known as Asok. Asok is one of the key areas in Bangkok and you can connect to the BTS Station here. A few stations down the line is Lumphini, which is home to a big beautiful park. Saladaeng, or Silom is one station from Lumphini.

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    Bangkok’s Subway introduces new payment methods featuring Visa and Master Card
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    The burden of queuing up to purchase your ticket at machines or top-up from ticket booths at Bangkok’s subway is now soon to be gone with MRT introducing new contactless payment methods with Visa and Mastercard, according to its official Facebook post. Passengers will be able to scan there credit card at the gate rather than touching a plastic token to the reader.

    The Bangkok Mass Rail Transit system, which is known as Bangkok’s subway, has been running since 2004 with its Blue Line that stretches 21 kilometres from Hua Lam Phong railway station to Bang Sue in the north-central part of the capital with 18 stations in between, and it’s a magic trick to avoid the heavy traffic. It extended the Purple Line in 2016, which serves the north-western part of Bangkok and Nonthaburi Province.

    It differs from the BTS Skytrain, which is an elevated light rail rapid transit system similar to the MRT but runs above the ground. An average ticket on the MRT runs from around 16 THB to 41 THB
    Last edited by Logan; 01-20-2022, 10:52 AM.