No more enforced social distancing on Thailand’s public rail networks

Thailand’s Department of Rail Transport has decided to ease social distancing measures, when travelling on all public rail transport systems, by allowing the occupancy of all seats, but passengers must wear face masks and refrain from talking to each other during the journey.

The easing applies to train services operated by the State Railway of Thailand, the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT), Bangkok Expressway and Metro (BEM), BTS and SRT’s Electric Train Company.

The service operators are still required to check the temperatures of all passengers before boarding and ensure carriages are not too packed, despite easing social distancing for seating.

Passengers will be advised, by the service operators, to clean their hands with sanitizer before

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