The Transport Company has indicated that it will cease operations on all routes in the south, while the North – Northeast will resume service on a total of 13 routes beginning July 10. Passengers who purchase tickets in advance between July 10 and July 25 can seek a complete refund without incurring any fees.
According to Dr. Sanlak Panwattanalikit, President of Transport Company Limited (Bor Kor Sor), the Center for Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). There was a resolution to limit public transportation service hours. The service is unavailable between the hours of 21.00 and 04.00 in ten provinces: Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, and Songkhla. Mr. Saksiam Chidchob, Minister of Transport, has tasked the relevant authorities to notify the public about his resolution and policy. The BMTA has convened a meeting of key authorities to change the public bus schedule in order to raise steps to limit cross-province travel and prevent the spread of COVID-19. By modifying the Transit Station’s bus timetable.
1. The Southern Road All routes must be halted.
2. The northern route has three routes: Bangkok-Khlong Lan, Bangkok-Lom Sak, and Bangkok-Uttaradit, each with one journey every day (round trip).
3. Eastern and Northeastern Bangkok-Nong Bua Lamphu, Bangkok-Nakhon Phanom, Bangkok-Loei-Chang Chiang Khan, Bangkok-Surin, Bangkok-Buriram, Bangkok- Ubon Ratchathani, Bangkok-Mukdahan, Bangkok-Rattanaburi. For Bangkok-Trat has one journey every day (round-trip), and Bangkok-Saraburi lines are already operational with 5 journeys each day (round-trip)
Bus passengers who book tickets in advance for travel between 10 – 25 July 2021 and do not desire to travel during that period can contact the Bus Station’s ticket office at least 3 hours before the departure time to postpone the trip or return the ticket at full price with no fee. Tickets can not be refunded, but they can be rescheduled up to 3 hours before the departure time. The conditions, however, are as defined by the company. For more travel information, please call Center1490 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit a ticket booth anywhere in the country.
The BMTA President further stated that in order to curb the epidemic, the BMTA has safeguards in place for staff who are not involved in public service activities. They are putting together a Work From Home (WFH) plan and are urging all employees to rigorously adhere to public health guidelines. Furthermore, they request consumer cooperation in complying with public health measures such as social distance, avoiding contact with people, wearing a cloth mask or surgical mask at all times, routinely washing hands, and registering through the Thaichana application. If the application can not be utilised, please fill out the form given by the Department of Land Transport, and if you have ever been in a risky location or had close contact with people in risk groups, please strictly follow self-quarantine procedures to minimise the transmission of the COVID-19.