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Chao Phraya electric ferry offers THB20 special fare until June 30


The ‘Mine Smart Ferry’ electric boats started running from Phra Nang Klao Pier to Sathorn Pier on May 17 and are offering a special fare for the full route until June 30.

Parinya Rakwathin, chief executive officer of E Smart Transport Ltd, the operator of the electric ferry, said: “The route consists of 12 stops, starting from Phra Nang Klao Pier, which connects to the MRT Phra Nang Klao Bridge station, then runs along Chao Phraya River passing Pak Klong Talad Pier, which connects to MRT Sanam Chai station, then terminates at Sathorn Pier, which connects to BTS Taksin Bridge station,” he said.

Passengers can enjoy a special fare of THB20 throughout the route until the end of June via automatic contactless payment system, using a credit card, a debit card or a Hop card.

“The route will help commuters get around Bangkok more conveniently with its comprehensive connection to urban train lines.”

On weekdays, the ferry’s first trip departs at 6.10am and last trip departs at 5.45pm. On weekends, the first trip departs at 6.30am and last trip at 5pm.

“Mine Smart Ferry is a part of the Ministry of Transport’s seamless transportation network between public vehicles, trains and boats in Bangkok,” said Parinya. “It helps reduce pollution created by fossil fuels and minimises the risk of Covid-19 transmission with a cashless fare collection system.”

Published : May 18, 2021

By : THE NATION