Purple Line discounts to end on Nov 1
published : 17 Oct 2017 at 16:25
writer: Online Reporters
The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) will end fare discounts on its Purple Line on Nov 1 after it linked with the inner city Blue Line in August.
Acting MRTA governor Rithika Suparat said on Tuesday that the fares would be between 14-42 baht instead of 14-29 baht. The 15-baht flat fare on weekends and holidays, as well as discounted fees at its park-and-ride facilities, would also end at the same time.
The discounts were introduced early this year after the Purple Line had proved unpopular among commuters because it did not connect to the Blue Line after its opening in August last year. Both systems were linked in August this year.
Mr Rithika said that with the end of the discounts, the MRTA's income from the Purple Line should increase by 30% from 560,000 baht a day even though the number of commuters on the link might drop by 10% from 52,000 a day on weekdays and 34,000 daily on weekends.
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