Bangkok, Thailand Wheelchair Accessible Public Transportation

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Bangkok’s public transportation system can be used by the disabled and those in wheelchairs, but only parts of the network are accessible.  The city is served by three independent rail and subway networks:  BTS Skytrain, MRT subway and the ARL which provides service to/from Bangkok International Airport (BKK).

The city bus system is not accessible for wheelchair users.

The BTS Skytrain, opened in 1999, is an elevated train system which runs through the city.  The Skytrain is accessible to wheelchair users at some, but not all, stations.  The BTS is composed of two lines:  the Sukhumvit and Silom lines.  The stations equipped with elevators that can accommodate wheelchairs on the Sukhumvit line are:

  • Mo Chit
  • Siam
  • Asok
  • On Nut
  • Bang Chak
  • Punnawithi
  • Udom Suk
  • Bang Na
  • Bearing

The stations equipped with elevators and accessible to wheelchair users on the Silom line are:

  • Siam
  • Chong Nonsi
  • Krung Thon Buri
  • Wongwian Yai
  • Pho Nimit
  • Talat Phlu
  • Wutthakat
  • Bang Wa

The only transfer station between the Sukhumvit and Silom BTS lines is Siam station.  This station is fully accessible and equipped with elevators.

Bangkok also boasts an underground subway line, the Mass Rapid Transit system, or MRT.  Opened in 2004, the MRT is accessible to wheelchair users at ALL stations.  Each subway station is equipped with elevators for ease of access.  The MRT [...]

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