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More state buses to ply 22 northern routes from Bangkok

Jun 25. 2020
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By THE NATION

The state-run Transport Company will open more routes and add more buses in the northern region in the fourth phase of the easing of lockdown measures.

“The Ministry of Transport has allowed interprovincial public buses to resume their normal routes but they cannot accommodate more than 70 per cent of bus capacity to maintain social distancing,” said Manote Saichuto, vice president of bus route operation on Wednesday (June 24). “Therefore, the company will increase the number of buses running on 22 northern routes to be opened in the fourth phase to make sure that no passengers are left behind, while maintaining the Covid-19 preventive measures.”

Routes that will open include those that run from Bangkok to Nan, Lampang, Tak, Mae Sot, Mae Sai, Tha Chang, Ban Tha Don, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Kamphaengphet, Uttaradit, Chiang Rai, Phitsanulok, Lamphun, Sawan Kalok, Phichit, Chiang Khong, Chiang Kham, Jom Thong, and Klong Lan.

Passengers can inquire about bus routes and the timetable at Call Centre 1490. Ticket reservation can be made up to seven days in advance at www.transport.co.th, www.busticket.in.th, www.pns-allthai.com, www.thaiticketmajor.com, and 7-Eleven counter service.

“By the end of June, Transport Co will allow up to 90 days ticket reservation to help passengers plan their travel with more flexibility,” added Manote.

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