March 17th 2020 at 10.00 a.m. Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok with the Bangkok
Metropolitan Administration (BMA) executive team have attended the shuttle Bus from Southern bus
terminal to Bangwa BTS station according to the BMA FEEDER services.
The services organize to create more option for transport in the area out of the main transit reach. The
plan is to reduce the use of private car and traffic problem around Bangkok. The initial plan is to set up
ten routes, three will be on public test run as follows,
B1 : Route between Southern bus terminal and Bang Wa BTS station, opening from March 17th 2020
with the total distance of 26.5 kilometer.
B3 : Route between Romklao community and Lat Krabang Airport Rail link station, opening from March
24th 2020 with the total distance of 17.5 kilometer.
B2 : Route between BMA City Hall 2 and Sanam Pao BTS station, opening from March 31st 2020 with the
total distance of 11.7 kilometer.
The first three services will be available six months for commuters free of charge, then the BMA will
evaluate from public response to continue the project. The shuttle will only stop at the scheduled
location from 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. There will be a clear time table sign at each shuttle stop.
Commuters who are interest can register and check the service in real time via smartphone application
“Viabus” or by QR Code scan or register through http://www.bangkok.go.th/traffic/
There will be more research on the other seven routes before giving out a test run. Additional route
apart from the initial plan will also be on the research lists.
The Governor of Bangkok had revealed after his attended the service, the ride took about 20 to 30
minutes. The route will help connect all of the 3 transit systems as for road, rails and boat. During rush
hour, the shuttle scheduled to leave every 15 minutes and 30 minutes on the regular period. The shuttle
is a bus with 36 seats available, which will firstly run on NGV gas power then planned to change to
electric system in the future.