Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today officially presided over the opening of the extended BTS train service from Bearing station to Samrong.
He also boarded the BTS train at Samrong to Bearing to test the readiness of the extended route.
After the opening of the Samrong station to train service, he also asked that low-income earners should also be allowed to have access to the train service as well.
After the prime minister's opening speech, the Bangkok Rapid Transit Authority (BTS) agree to allow the free ride on the extended route until end of the year.
Earlier BTS said it would offer free ride to the extended station until end of April.
The opening of the service to extended station at Samrong station from Bearing is part of the BTS's Green Line South route from Bearing to Samut Prakarn.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)