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BMCL to turn off escalators during off-peak periods

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Descending escalators will be turned off at underground train stations during off-peak hours to cut back on electricity use, according to Ronnachit Yaemsa-ard, deputy governor of the Mass Rapid Authority of Thailand (MRTA), the subway train concession owner. 

BMCL posted on its website inviting passengers to save energy by using stairs instead of escalators in "We all can do" campaign. Photo from www.bangkokmetro.co.th

He said the SET-listed operator, Bangkok Metro Plc (BMCL) planned to introduce the cost saving measure in response to the government's initiative on energy saving.

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