Hundreds stranded as Purple Line train service disrupted during evening rush hours

Several hundreds of mostly office workers were stranded at Taopoon train station of the Purple Line train this evening after its service was temporarily suspended due to technical problems.

Many passengers who disembarked from the Blue Line sky train at the final station at Taopoon train station in order to connect with the Purple Line to travel to Bang Yai found to their frustration that service was temporarily disrupted as officials tried to fix the problem.

The number of passengers waiting on the platform kept increasing with every Blue Line sky train arriving at its final station at Taopoon to dislodge its passengers for connecting their journey via the Purple Line.

The Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority later said that the service disruption was caused by heavy rain which caused the electricity distribution system to malfunction.

Service resumed at about 7.30 pm.

Heavy rain in the evening which coincided with rush hours caused traffic congestion in most parts of Bangkok.  Several roads were also flooded, making traffic even worse.