Bangkok’s skytrain full steam ahead on a risky twisty track

Keeree Kanjanapas, the Thai property tycoon who built Bangkok’s Skytrain, the capital’s first mass transit rail system that opened in 1999, can be forgiven for regretting his multi-million dollar investment.

In an announcement explaining remedial measures to address a glitch on June 25-27 in the Skytrain’s new signaling equipment that created chaos and long delays for Bangkok’s rush-hour commuters – Keeree griped that when he first invested in the overhead train “he was unaware of all the factors involved.”(Read more…)