Transport Company arranges extra buses for Mother Day’s long weekend
The state-run Transport Company has prepared some 3,000 inter-provincial buses and vans to accommodate a surge in travellers during the long weekend on the occasion of Mother’s Day.
Transport Company president Sanyalak Panyawatthanalikhit said the state firm expects more people to travel back to their home provinces on the long weekend hence some 3,000 trips of the company’s buses, concessionaires’ buses and vans have been arranged.
The buses would be able to transport more than 35,000 passengers per day, Sanyalak added.
He said people would start travelling on Thursday evening as Friday is Mother’s Day and a public holiday. They are expected to return to their home provinces and return to work on Sunday evening, Sanyalak said.
He said passengers have already booked 80 per cent of tickets on normal bus routes.
The company expects passengers to travel throughout the day on short routes not longer than 300 kilometres, Sanyalak said.
Currently, the Transport Company operates 15 northern bus routes, 19 northeastern bus routes, 15 southern bus routes and nine bus routes to Laos.
He said passengers can book tickets in advance on its website www.transport.co.th, e-ticket application of the company and from counter services.
Sanyalak said the bus services would strictly follow Covid preventive measures.
He added that the Transport Company had not yet raised the fare for its buses even though the Central Land Transport Committee had allow a fare hike of five satang (0.05 baht) per kilometre distance.
Sanyalak said the current fares would be in use until September 30 to help people bear the cost and the company would also provide 5 per cent discount to passengers who register for Transport Company membership cards.