Monorail disruption hampers newly launched Yellow Line service in Bangkok

Traffic disruption was just lately skilled on the Yellow Line monorail after a technical glitch occurred simply 20 days into the trial runs. The disruption resulted within the momentary closure of five stations from Lat Phrao 101 to Hua Mak for roughly 90 minutes yesterday.
At 7am, an electrical problem surfaced which consequently halted operations, thereby marking the first occasion of such a monorail disruption fault since all 23 stations on the road became fully functional 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 improvement, the Department of Rail Transport (DRT) and different concerned 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), under the steerage of the DRT’s Director-General, Pichet Kunadhamraks, has been tasked with the improvement of the indicators located at Exit 3 of the Yellow Line’s Lat Phrao station. On the opposite hand, the Bangkok Expressway and Metro (BEM) will be responsible for Exit 4 on the Blue Line’s Lat Phrao station.
Concurrently, the EBM has been instructed by the DRT to extend the frequency of trains, because of a surge in passengers utilizing the road to commute to Lat Phrao station, particularly noticeable during the morning and evening peak hours.
Guide in passengers, from 65,511 commuters on June 19 to 72,807 commuters on June 20, can be attributed to the current extension of operating hours from 6am to 7am and once more from 5pm to 8pm, reported Bangkok Post.
For this cause, EBM was urged by the DRT to decrease the interim between rides from each ten minutes to each five minutes during peak hours — a suggestion set to be enforce by the next week, according to Kunadhamraks..

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