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"R.I.P. Minivans from Bangkok to Hua Hin - Prayut blamed but passengers say the service was rubbish

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"R.I.P. Minivans from Bangkok to Hua Hin - Prayut blamed but passengers say the service was rubbish

 

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Caption: Service will end on 30th of June. This is because of Prayut's NCPO government. Thanks for your custom. #RIP public service minivans.

 
Manager reported that a minivan service from Bangkok to Hua Hin was closing down at the end of the month.
 
"June and James Transport" posted their reasons on Facebook principally blaming the military government or NCPO (National Council for Peace and Order) of Prayut Chan-Ocha. 
 
But reviews from patrons showed a different side to the story - they said the service was terrible. 
 
The post with a RIP hashtag said that ever since the vans' starting point was relocated from Victory Monument to Pin Klao customers had dropped off. The number of vans running the service had gone down from 70 to 15, they claimed.
 
In addition they blamed hoodlums at Hua Hin bus station associated with a "local political gangster" for causing problems and picking fights. 
 
But reviews from customers painted a different view. People said the vehicles were terrible and unreliable and the air-con didn't even work.
 
When one passenger left something in the van they didn't get all their property back. 
 
Others said it was slow and the female who drove the van was the worst of the lot. She would stop everywhere and take four hours to complete the journey (well under 200 kilometers) from Bangkok to Hua Hin. 
 
The posters were basically saying - good riddance. 
 
Source: Manager Online
 

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Nasty stutter you have there.

OK, you've fixed it now.

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

Nasty stutter you have there.

I guess it is one way to pad out a story...........wonder if they get paid per word.....:whistling:

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12 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

Probably saves some lifes.

 

Let's hope this is just the beginning..

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1 hour ago, AhFarangJa said:

Another few death traps off the road. 

With so many negative comments by Thai commuters it just shows how these people do not respect customer service.

Like Brits don't  respect Visa laws....

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Having taken a coach to Hua-hin, i would say 4 hours is about right. It took 2 hours to clear the Bangkok traffic.

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There's a proper coach which runs from Swampy. Not that well known but a damn site easier than faffing around trying to find a minibus (safe or otherwise).

https://airporthuahinbus.com/

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5 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

wow some action here in sleepy Hua Hin. :clap2:

So who's the local political gangster" ?

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no idea, but the less white vans the better.  At least big vans have to think and look before making manouvers, they drive just as bad as white van but that size makes it a whole lot easier to see what crap they do, and they can't take your safe stopping distance as easily as white vans do

in fact the concept of safe stopping distance is <deleted> up in thailand, it means you should be parked.

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