BTS operates one of the world’s safest mass transit systems, and we are proud to have handled passenger with no loss of life or injury.
We are dedicated to implementing strict safety codes throughout our system, all BTS SkyTrain and stations are equipped with emergency features, and we have a handbook on rules, regulations and emergency procedures available to all passengers.
And now BTS SkyTrain already joined in Safety Management System, the standards of the BPM (Best Practice Model) of Ricardo Rail (RR), a leading specialist team rail consultant and also join in OHSAS 18001 for ensure that BTS SkyTrain is credible and safety for passengers.
Train Operating Safety Features
Every train is equipped with an Automatic Train Control (ATC) and operated by an Automatic Train Operation (ATO) which limit speed not over 80 Km./hrs. It also has an Automatic Train Protection (ATP) that ensures all trains maintain a safe distance from one another and remain within proper speed limits.
Train Safety Features
Inside the train, it will be designed with curved shape to protect passengers from injury and used tested non-flammable materials, designed to prevent fires from spreading or overwhelming the train cars with harmful smoke for safety.
In case of emergency such as fire or passengers’ sick, passengers can communicate with the Train Controller via Passenger Intercom system which located besides the train doors.
Station Safety Features
Each station was designed and built under the Building Control Act and the standards of NFPA 130 and also install a fire protection system in line with the standards of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) such as Fire Extinguisher, firehose), Fire Alarm and Fighting System, including install an electric system and lightning conductor system with the standards of the Engineering Institute of Thailand. In addition for passengers’ safety while waiting at platform, BTS also install the yellow Emergency Stop Button to stop trains not to enter or exit station such as in case of passengers drop into the rail.