Interprovincial vans to move from Victory Monument Oct 25

Interprovincial vans to move from Victory Monument Oct 25

Interprovincial passenger vans operating from Victory Monument, Bangkok's van hub, will be relocated to three established bus terminals on Oct 25 under the government's plan  to regulate van services. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
Interprovincial passenger vans operating from Victory Monument, Bangkok's van hub, will be relocated to three established bus terminals on Oct 25 under the government's plan to regulate van services. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

Travellers wanting to take an interprovincial passenger van service from Bangkok will have to go to one of three bus terminals starting on Oct 25, when the long-distance vehicles are banned from Victory Monument.

Sub Lt Pornchanok Ampan, a spokeswoman at the Defence Ministry, said the national reform steering committee met on Wednesday and discussed plans to regulate public van services. 

The meeting, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, agreed to relocate interprovincial vans from the current hub, Victory Monument, to three established bus terminals - Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal, the Southern Bus Terminal, and the Ekkamai Bus Terminal - from Oct 25.

Passenger vans going to the North, the Northeast and Central Plains will be based at Mor Chit 2 Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet Road; vans going to the South, and the West will leave from the Southern Bus Terminal in Pinklao area; vans heading to the East will depart from Ekkamai Bus Terminal on Sukhumvit Road, she said.

During the first six months, free shuttlebus services will be provided for passengers from Victory Monument to the three bus terminals.

Victory Monument, which has long been known as Bangkok's hub for long-distance vans - a major factor in the chronic traffic congestion in the area. (Photo by Nittaya Nattayai)


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