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    What is up with the BTS Silom line??

    Used this a few times last year and it was great. Used it last month and it was shit every time. The trains stopped and started between nearly every station and one time it took and hour to get through 7 stations to the end of the line. I can see a bottle neck at Sapan Taksin station because there is only one platform but there must be a better way of running it than the trains all holding each other up and having to wait every couple of minutes. Even make the trains longer, but please do something.

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    Careful, King Willy will accuse you of being a moaning brit again!

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    I was thinking that. but then thought I'd said it once, better not do so again....

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    They're running more trains to stop wankers like you moaning about there not being enough trains.

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    I have used this service since its inception and can only complement its operation efficiency. Great eye candy to be had as well~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I have used this service since its inception and can only complement its operation efficiency. Great eye candy to be had as well~!
    Yes normally the BTS is a great way to get about but, with the addition of the two new stations on the 'West Bank' the Silom Line has slowed down to a crawl. Why? Saphan Taksin has only got one platform (great planning), so trains have to wait in turn each side of the station. The knock effect is that trains all along the line have to slow down so the trains are less frequent, so not only is it slow but the trains are jammed packed. Yesterday during rush hour, trains starting at Wongwian Yai were full to the brim, absolutely no chance for people waiting at the second station along (Krung Thon Buri) to get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediamanbkk
    Yes normally the BTS is a great way to get about but, with the addition of the two new stations on the 'West Bank' the Silom Line has slowed down to a crawl. Why? Saphan Taksin has only got one platform (great planning), so trains have to wait in turn each side of the station. The knock effect is that trains all along the line have to slow down so the trains are less frequent, so not only is it slow but the trains are jammed packed.
    but

    surely

    they'd just build another platform.......


    oh, TIT innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mediamanbkk
    Yes normally the BTS is a great way to get about but, with the addition of the two new stations on the 'West Bank' the Silom Line has slowed down to a crawl. Why? Saphan Taksin has only got one platform (great planning), so trains have to wait in turn each side of the station. The knock effect is that trains all along the line have to slow down so the trains are less frequent, so not only is it slow but the trains are jammed packed.
    but

    surely

    they'd just build another platform.......


    oh, TIT innit?
    I don't think there's any room to build it.

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    foookin hell.

    he needs his own forum, Whining about Thailand forum

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    It was packed yesterday morning at Siam. When I got to the platform there were what looked like a few thousand people and no trains. Then an announcement came that they had 'completed the corrections' and then about 5 mins later a train came. I managed to squeeze onto the 3rd one after that.

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    Have to agree Les, you are coming across as either a whinger, depressed, or you are just trying to start a stimulating debate. You may have to learn to phrase your topics better
    such as:

    Silom Line Trains delayed but plenty of eye candy - pics attached

    Then let others do the winging and you get lots of greens!

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    Got busted on the train a few weeks back trying to take a picture of a hottie to show my mates. I forgot that my phone makes that camera shutter noise. She gave me a particularly dirty look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Got busted on the train a few weeks back trying to take a picture of a hottie to show my mates. I forgot that my phone makes that camera shutter noise. She gave me a particularly dirty look.
    I love girls with dirty looks, please, please share the pic with us. My phone sounds like a fashion photographer's shutter.

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    I've lost more than one phone since then. The pics gone forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I've lost more than one phone since then. The pics gone forever.
    That was a shitty, please get back out there and take more

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    I can't, I've been demoted to a 1000bt phone with no camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I can't, I've been demoted to a 1000bt phone with no camera.
    Ok, I'll send you some

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    I can't, I've been demoted to a 1000bt phone with no camera.
    You'll back up and running soon, you can turn the shutter of on your new BB, oh, and turn off the autoflash...that's a dead give away!

    *tips from the master!

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    The trains are packed now because it is free until Aug 12. Once they start charging, expect ridership to go down a lot as people go back to the 3 baht ferry.
    TH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaihome View Post
    The trains are packed now because it is free until Aug 12. Once they start charging, expect ridership to go down a lot as people go back to the 3 baht ferry.
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    You may be right there

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