Do you agree as some readers imply that the BTS skytrain group doesn’t care about passenger comfort and is only interested in profit? Some passengers wonder why more carriages haven’t been added.

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Do you agree as some readers imply that the BTS skytrain group doesn’t care about passenger comfort and is only interested in profit? Some passengers wonder why more carriages haven’t been added.

Do you agree as some readers imply that the BTS skytrain group doesn’t care about passenger comfort and is only interested in profit? Some passengers wonder why more carriages haven’t been added.

  • Start date:Jul 7, 2012
  • End date:Jul 9, 2012
  • Voters: 1,348 times
  • Yes
    83.5%
  • No
    14.7%
  • I've never used the system
    1.9%

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  • Discussion 13 : 10 Jul 2012 at 11.4913

    Stale, uninteresting survey

  • lazar

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    Discussion 12 : 09 Jul 2012 at 23.2812

    Discussion 10

    I believe our trains will still be packed if they ran every 2 minutes, but that's ok. I don't mind a bit of shove and push compared to standing on a sweltering platform sweating like a pig.

  • Discussion 11 : 09 Jul 2012 at 22.4611

    Unless the skytrain routes can be put up to genuine competitive tender (with quality built into the terms of reference) on a regular basis, how can we expect any service improvements?

  • Discussion 10 : 09 Jul 2012 at 15.3610

    D9, the issue is exactly about overcrowded trains; and watching people being left behind because there is not enough room for them to enter the door. Adding more trains (at least) during peak times would resolve the overcrowding issue and speed up time travel times.

    D7, So your position is that there is no hope? You actually believe that adding more trains will not solve (or at least relieve) the problem? Then why does HK not save some money and only run trains every 10 minutes? Because you are wrong - it does make a big difference (by about a factor of 4). We are not complainers, we ride them almost every day.

  • lazar

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    Discussion 9 : 09 Jul 2012 at 14.189

    D7: you have missed the point!

    Let me rewind for you. The issue is not overcrowded trains, personally as a man of the world I have no problems with crowds, do you?

    The issue is let's put more trains in service so we can experience the rider much quicker than having to wait ten minutes.

    It's like the stagecoach days in the wild west here.

  • dao

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    Discussion 8 : 09 Jul 2012 at 10.438

    The BTS managements silence tells the story as people are packed in like livestock .

  • Discussion 7 : 09 Jul 2012 at 09.247

    D6 at peak times in HK their transit system load is the same crowding behaviour as BTS.Same in Singapore. Bangkok has entered the era of a megacity. Adding a few additional trains will not solve the problem. Get used to it, all the rapid transit systems worldwide in these megacities are overcrowded. Since all the D's here are complainers along with the "yes" votes suggest you don't use the BTS and the comfort for us practical types will be restored. All you Thai's only think your problems are unique to Thailand.

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    Discussion 6 : 09 Jul 2012 at 01.066

    Hong Kongs MTR runs a train every 2 minutes. This makes the public happy.

  • Discussion 5 : 07 Jul 2012 at 21.485

    I must be unusual in that the adverts don't bother me. Maybe it is because I never watch the television at home. The adverts help to pass the time, especially in the evening.

  • Discussion 4 : 07 Jul 2012 at 10.024

    Profit is not the issue - they will make a profit no matter what happens. I have no issue with them making a profit, I am happy if they do. Making excessive profit at the expense of the future of the system is the issue.

    They won't be losing customers (just delaying them). Longer routes, mega-condos and shopping centers all guarantee higher ridership. The highest property prices in Bangkok are along the existing and planned routes and extensions. I just do not want to see these good things (BTS-MRT) abused to the point that they become decrepit like the bus system & the regular train system...

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