Public transport is beginning to slow down due to the coronavirus (covid-19) situation with both the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and Chao Phraya Express Boat Service announcing schedule changes.
The SRT has canceled 22 services across the country, beginning from April 1st. The services affected are:
- Routes 3 and 4 (Bangkok – Sawankhalok – Bangkok)
- Routes 13 and 14 (Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Bangkok)
- Routes 105 and 106 (Bangkok – Sila At – Bangkok)
- Routes 23 and 24 (Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani – Bangkok)
- Routes 25 and 26 (Bangkok – Nong Khai – Bangkok)
- Route 136 (Ubon Ratchathani – Bangkok)
- Route 145 (Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani)
- Routes 31 and 32 (Bangkok – Hat Yai – Bangkok)
- Route 39 (Bangkok – Surat Thani)
- Route 44 (Surat Thani – Bangkok)
- Routes 41 and 42 (Bangkok – Yala – Bangkok)
- Routes 83 and 84 (Bangkok – Trang – Bangkok)
- Routes 173 and 174 (Bangkok – Nakhon Si Thammarat – Bangkok)
Any passengers who have already purchased tickets on these routes can request a full ticket refund.
In addition, Chao Phraya Express Boats have announced that it will operate a new schedule starting from March 30th. In addition to the new service times from Monday to Friday, the service will be suspended on weekends starting from March 28th until further notice.
The routes affected include the orange flag service from Nonthanburi to Wat Rajsingkorn, the yellow flag service from Nonthanburi to Sathorn, and the green flag service from Pakkret to Sathorn.
Full changes to the schedule can be viewed below:
The boast service has also warned passengers to always wear a face mask, keep social distancing of at least one meter, and follow instructions given by staff at all times.