21 Apr '11, 11am

All aboard the Empty Express: Nirmal Ghosh on Bangkok’s struggling Airport Link

I was interested to read an article in the Bangkok Post last Monday (April 18) headlined ‘Overpriced airport link is ‘a debacle’’. Interested, because I have often taken the Express, and while it has been running for a few months now, none of the problems have been sorted out. As a result, I have never come across more than a handful of passengers in a single carriage. Some of the complaints listed in the article I have written on before, and can readily still agree with, include: - bad signage - escalators are not where they are needed - there are no trolleys - there is no easily used link to nearby public transport Indeed there are so few passengers that staff at the city end – Makkasan station – seem almost surprised when you disembark. But the mystery starts at the airport end itself – where you can’t buy a ticket. You go to the top of the escalator that leads down to ...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/4/21/all-aboard-the-em...

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