Monorail disruption hampers newly launched Yellow Line service in Bangkok

Traffic disruption was lately experienced on the Yellow Line monorail after a technical glitch occurred simply 20 days into the trial runs. The disruption resulted in the short-term closure of 5 stations from Lat Phrao 101 to Hua Mak for approximately 90 minutes yesterday.
At Limited , an electrical problem surfaced which consequently halted operations, thereby marking the primary occasion of such a monorail disruption fault since all 23 stations on the road grew to become fully practical on June 19.
Efforts to alleviate traffic congestion and monorail disruption had been set in motion at 8.28am and normality was restored at round 10.15am.
In an unrelated growth, the Department of Rail Transport (DRT) and other involved entities are planning to expedite the development process for signs that point out the connection between the Yellow Line’s Lat Phrao and the MRT’s Blue Line Stations.
Eastern Bangkok Monorail (EBM), underneath the guidance of the DRT’s Director-General, Pichet Kunadhamraks, has been tasked with the improvement of the signs located at Exit 3 of the Yellow Line’s Lat Phrao station. On the opposite hand, the Bangkok Expressway and Metro (BEM) shall be responsible for Exit 4 on the Blue Line’s Lat Phrao station.
Concurrently, the EBM has been instructed by the DRT to increase the frequency of trains, due to a surge in passengers utilizing the road to commute to Lat Phrao station, particularly noticeable through the morning and evening peak hours.
This sudden increase in passengers, from 65,511 commuters on June 19 to seventy two,807 commuters on June 20, can be attributed to the latest extension of working hours from 6am to 7am and once more from 5pm to 8pm, reported Bangkok Post.
For this reason, EBM was urged by the DRT to decrease the interim between rides from each ten minutes to every five minutes throughout peak hours — a advice set to be put into effect by the next week, according to Kunadhamraks..

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