City commuter ferry fares up on Thursday

River ferry commuters have to pay 50 satang more from Thursday after diesel prices remained above 25 baht for 10 days. The Chao Phraya Express and Saen Saeb services will increase by one baht. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Boat commuters on main routes in Bangkok will have to pay more from Thursday when new fare scales come into force.

Fares for the Chao Phraya Express service and Saen Saeb canal boats will rise by one baht, while ferries on the Chao Phraya River will up their rates by 50 satang, the Marine Department said on Wednesday.

The increases were approved after diesel prices stayed above 25 baht per litre for 10 consecutive days, increasing operating costs.

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