Skytrain emergency drill

Skytrain emergency drill

The Transport Safety Center recently arranged a safety drill in preparation for emergencies that could occur on BTS trainlines, to limit inconvenience to passengers.

Minister of Transport, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith recently presided over the opening ceremony of the drill procedure and participated in it. The activity played out an interference scenario of an object falling from a nearby building onto the BTS railway line, stopping the Skytrain reaching Saphan Kwai station.

In such cases, staff in the control room will activate a back-up travel plan for passengers, and devise a route-changing plan to enable other trains to get to Ari and Mo Chit stations. They will also notify passengers of the time needed to clear the accident scene.

The BMTA will also be contacted to provide buses to pick up passengers who are stranded, and the Transport Safety Center will be contacted to provide more public transport options for passengers.

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