Skytrain failure disrupts Bangkok trafficBy AP News Dec 24, 2013 12:33PM UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Morning rush-hour commuting was disrupted in Bangkok on Tuesday when the city’s popular elevated mass transit system experienced what its operators said was its first major system-wide failure in 14 years of operation.
The Bangkok Mass Transit System, operators of what is popularly called the skytrain, said the stoppage was caused by a failure in the computerized traffic control system.
The operator said service was restored after about five hours. The skytrain usually opens about 6 a.m. and shuts down at midnight.
The skytrain and a subway system are popular in Bangkok, where traffic jams are common.