Facilities for the disabled
Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit

By Eric Lim

Facilities for the disabled at the Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit stations facilitate travel by the disabled with lifts and access ramps at the various MRT stations.

These facilities however vary between the Green Line and MRT Blue Line and from station to station.

The more disabled-friendly stations are in bold.

Please ask the station staff for assistance. 

Here's a summary of these facilities at the Bangkok skytrain and subway stations: 

  • The MRT Blue Line has lifts for the disabled at all stations. These lifts give access from the road level to the ticketing level and train platforms below. But not all stations have these facilities on both sides of the road.
  • The Green Line BTS Sky Train only provides lifts for the disabled at eleven stations, N8 Mor Chit, Siam, E4 Asoke, E9 On Nut, S3 Chong Nonsi, S7 Krung Thonburi, S8 Wong Wian Yai, S9 Pho Nimit, S10 Talat Phlu, S11 Wutthakat and S12 Bang Wa. This is partly due to space limitations. At these eleven stations, there are lifts to give access from the road level up to the ticketing levels and the train platforms.

Suvarnabhumi Airport Link – facilities for the disabled 

Here are details of these facilities at the Airport Rail Link stations Suvarnabhumi Airport Link – facilities for disabled. 

MRT Blue Line - facilities for the disabled

Listed below are these facilities at the Bangkok subway stations. The exits where these facilities are located are shown. Those stations with exits on both sides of the road are in bold.

BL11 Bang Sue Station. Exit 1

BL12 Kamphaeng Phet Station Exits 1 & 2 both exits are on the Chatuchak weekend market side.

BL13 Chatuchak interchange with the Green Line at N8 Mor Chit. Exits 1 & 4 will lead to the lifts at N8 Mor Chit. BL14 Phahon Yothin Exits 1 & 4

These subway stations have facilities for the disabled only on one side of the road.

BL15 Lat Phrao Exit 4 BL16 Ratchadapisek Exit 4 BL17 Sutthisan Exit 1 BL18 Huai Kwang Exit 1 BL19 Thailand Cultural Centre Exit 1

These subway stations have facilities for the disabled on both sides of the road.

BL20 Phra Rama 9 Exits 1 & 3

BL21 Petchaburi Exits 1 2 & 3

BL22 Sukhumvit interchange with the Green Line at E4 Asoke. Exits 1 2 & 3. Exit 3 is the closest to the lift at E4 Asoke.

BL23 Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre Exits 1 & 3

BL24 Khlong Toei Exits 1 & 2

BL25 Lumphini Exits 2 & 3

BL26 Silom interchange with Green Line at S2 Sala Daeng. Exits 1 & 2. Unfortunately, there are no lifts at S2 Sala Daeng. 


Lift at Silom Station (SIL) to the platform below

BL27 Sam Yan Exits 1 & 2

BL28 Hua Lam Pong Exits 2 & 4. 

Green Line BTS Sky Train - facilities for the disabled

Listed below are these facilities at the Green Line stations. Stations with lifts and access ramps on both sides of the road are in bold. 

Light Green Line (Sukhumvit Line)

N8 Mor Chit Station interchange with MRT Blue Line at BL13 Chatuchak. From the lifts at N8 Mor Chit proceed to exits 1 & 4 at BL13 Chatuchak 

Siam Green Line interchange between Sukhumvit and Silom Lines. Lifts on both sides of the road provide access from the road level to every platform in the station.

E4 Asoke interchange MRT Blue Line at BL22 Sukhumvit. 

E9 On Nut Lift on one side only, the side opposite the Tesco Lotus supermarket. 

Light Green Line (Sukhumvit Line) extension 

The extension to the Sukhumvit Line from E9 On Nut to E14 Bearing and subsequently to E3 Khe Ha is in operation now. All the stations along this new extension have full facilities for the disabled. 


Lift at the road level

There are lifts and ramps on both sides of the road to take passengers to the ticketing platforms.


Lift on the ticketing platform

Separate lifts from the ticketing platform provide access for passengers to both sides of the train platforms.


Lift on the train platform

Dark Green Line (Silom Line)

S3 Chong Nonsi Though this station has lifts on both sides of the skytrain track, the lifts are located in the middle of the road where there are drop off/pick up bays for those who come or leave by cars. Users who are pedestrians will have difficulty getting to these lifts. 

These two stations on the Silom line S7 Krung Thonburi and S8 Wong Wian Yai were opened on 15 May 2009. These stations have complete facilities for the disabled and elderly to gain access to the station. 

There are lifts and ramps on both sides of the road to help the commuters get up to the station.

In January 2013, two more stations were added to the Silom Line S9 Pho Nimit and S10 Talat Phlu. These stations have plans for lifts on both platforms.

Two more new stations were added later in 2013, S11 Wutthakat and S12 Bang Wa terminal station.

Both these station have lifts from the train platforms to the ticketing platform and ground level.

The stations in the new extensions that were built further away from the city centre are more spacious compared to the older stations in the city centre.

So the newer stations are well-equipped with facilities for the disabled.


Lift at the street level

Overhead bridges link these lifts to the ticketing floor.


Overhead bridge to the train station

From the ticketing floor, separate lifts will take the disabled up to the train platform. There are lifts on both sides of the train platform.


Lift on the train platform

Bangkok MRT facilities for the disabled provide access to the trains for the disabled to tour Bangkok. The facilities at all stations may not completely meet the requirements. 

However by planning your route using the more disabled-friendly stations, you can still see a substantial part of Bangkok.

Have a happy tour of Bangkok legacies using the Bangkok MRT facilities for the disabled. 

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