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Barrier-free BTS stations with elevators for the disabled

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I am looking for information about Hotels with barrier-free access to BTS stations with elevators for the disabled in my next trip to Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand
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What do you mean by barrier-free? All BTS stations have ticket barriers but they all have a little door by the side of the ticket barriers designed for wheelchairs/pushchairs/people with a lot of luggage.

As for specific hotels it's been asked before:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293916-i3687-k5898315-Hotels_connecting_to_BTS_or_MRT-Bangkok.html

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Some BTS stations are barrier-free for wheelchair users. They’re listed in this article: https://wheelchairtravel.org/bangkok/public-transportation/ Whether the elevators in those stations are actually functioning and accessible is another story. The BTS was never built to be barrier-free, and the attempts to bring it up to standard are slow and inadequate.

As the article goes on to note, all MRT and ARL stations are equipped with elevators, and Chatuchak Park/Mo Chit and Sukhumvit/Asok are accessible transfer points between BTS and MRT.

As for hotels, several hotels at Asok are available via barrier-free bridges to the Skywalk, notably the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. The Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 is accessible via the Terminal 21 mall. You could enter the mall directly from the Skywalk, take the elevator to the ground floor, and access the hotel lobby through a (hard to find) door from the mall.

There must also be hotels at Chong Nonsi and Siam that have barrier-free access from the BTS, but I have no direct knowledge of them.

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The "St. Regis" hotel is well connected to the BTS. And at the moment the elevators taking you to the platform in the station is working as well.

Remark @Bill2p: The BTS masterplan always included all stations to have elevators allowing disabled to access the stations - it was a pre-condition when tendering the project about three decades ago. Just: No offers came in, respectively the bids and the budget were way, way off. So it was agreed to get the BTS lines into operation first, some elevators at mainstations - and complete the stations with elevators later. Slowly, but surely you find elevators at all BTS stations now.

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The link posted by 366dorcam is outdated. Meanwhile more BTS stations have elevators. But sometimes only on one side of the road.

I would choose a hotel with direct access to the BTS such as the Sheraton Sukhumvit, if barrier-free access is important. The Grande Centre Point Hotel at Terminal 21 does offer access through the mall.

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At least one disabled man is angry at how poorly designed barrier-free access to the BTS at Asok actually is.

“...he said an elevator design allowed passengers to board at the road and be transported directly to the platform without having to buy a ticket, affecting security and prompting staff to keep it locked. It is only accessible when a passenger pushes a button and staff unlock the door, which forces the person to wait in an area that is not sheltered from the rain or sun. Manit said the design showed how little consideration BTS engineers had for disabled people during their design process.”

Read more: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30340771

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