Mangmoom Card

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Mangmoom
Mangmoom Card.png
Location Thailand
Launched June 23, 2018; 3 months ago (2018-06-23)[1]
Technology
Operator Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand
Bangkok Mass Transit Authority
Metropolitan Transit Co., Ltd.
Manager Ministry of Transport (Thailand)
Currency THB (100 THB minimum load, 5,000 THB maximum load)
Credit expiry 5 years
Auto recharge Mangmoom Topup
Unlimited use Monthly Travel Card
Validity
Retailed
  • MRT ticket offices
Variants
  • Concession Cards
  • Thailand Tourist Pass
Website Mangmoom

The Mangmoom Card (Thai for "spider") is a planned stored-value card for rapid transit systems in Bangkok. Currently, many commuters carry multiple cards, since the existing Rabbit Card only works on the BTS Skytrain and Bangkok BRT, while the MRT Plus card works on the MRT Blue Line and MRT Purple Line. The card was initially planned to launch in August 2016[2] but was delayed until at least 2018 as the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning required more time to integrate the ticketing systems of the different rail networks.[3] In November 2016 Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith announced the card would be available to use on the Skytrain, MRT, and Airport Rail Link by the middle of 2017.[4]

In April 2017 it was announced that the MRTA would act as a central clearing house for the ticketing system, with the Airport Rail Link and some electric rail services joining by mid-2017, buses and the MRT Purple line joining by October 2017, and the BTS Skytrain and MRT Blue Line later.[5] In October 2017 it was announced that the card was again delayed to mid-2018 and will only work with buses and the Airport Rail Link at launch.[6]

In June 2018 it was announced the card would finally launch on the 23rd of that month, [2] with 200,000 cards issued to the public, and would only work on the MRT Blue Line and MRT Purple Line at launch, with the Airport Rail Link to be added by October.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Charuvastra, Teeranai (2018-06-14). "Mangmoom Cards Creep Forward, Minus a Few Legs". Khaosod English. Retrieved 2018-06-15. 
  2. ^ a b "First look at Mangmoom Card, only all-in-one public transport card you'll need". Coconuts Bangkok. 2016-06-10. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Hopes dashed as Mangmoom all-in-one transportation card delayed indefinitely". Coconuts Bangkok. 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  4. ^ "Single ticketing system for Bangkok trains in mid-2017". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  5. ^ "MRTA to be single ticket 'clearing house'". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2017-04-07. 
  6. ^ "'Spider' cards to crawl out from next June". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2017-11-12.