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BTS Stations Remain Inaccessible to Disabled, a Year After Landmark Ruling

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City Hall on Thursday admitted it has failed to satisfy a court order that stations for the elevated BTS Skytrain system be made handicapped accessible.

BTS for disabled peopleOne year after the Supreme Administrative Court issued a landmark victory to disabled rights activists, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration today apologized for failing to install elevators at 23 stations to make them accessible for disabled passengers as ordered by the court.

Disabled rights activist group Transportation for All filed the original complaint against the BMA and BTS operator Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Co. Ltd. On Jan. 21, 2015, the Supreme Administrative Court ruled City Hall must install elevators and other facilities for disabled access at all of the elevated rail system’s original 23 stations within one year.

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