The Bangkok ARL: A dream that couldn't live
When you board Bangkok's Airport Link train (most likely to go to the city center), you might find yourself boarding a train with red stripes, and the first cab will annoyingly be blocked off. Sometimes, they forgot to remove the blinds on that cab, and you can see the glorious gobbledygook:
SRT (the operator of the ARL) deals with the situation by posting on social media that one cab in a red train will always be blocked, which I'm reading as "We're too lazy to remove this cab from the system. Deal with it."
There are so many questions. What are those things in the blocked-off cabin? What was its purpose when it was still used? Why hasn't it been removed now? And what does the "EXPRESS LINE" mean in a train line that (as of the writing of this post) doesn't have station-skipping trains? Believe it or not, all of this hinted that the Airport Link is meant to be more - much more that it is today.
It's a dream too big to live on.The research corner for this post can be found here.