Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has cancelled 22 trains from April 1 on the northern, southern, and northeastern lines due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, long distance trains are still running at limited capacity, with some destinations cancelled until the spread of COVID-19 can be contained. Ten trains originating in Bangkok and going to Hat Yai, Surat Thani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and vice versa on the southern line have been cancelled. However, this line and these stations are still being served by other trains, except for Yala and Su-ngai Kolok stations which have been closed. As announced earlier, trains from Bangkok as well as 16 local trains from Hat Yai are no longer running to the two stations. On the northern line, six trains from Bangkok to Sawankhalok, to Chiang Mai, and to Sila At, and vice versa have been cancelled. On the northeastern line, six trains from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani, and to Nong Khai, and vice versa … [Read more...] about Thai railway cuts capacity, cancels 22 trains from April 1
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A different US agency, the Federal Trade Commission, has received more than 1,600 travel- and vacation-related complaints so far linked to the coronavirus, according to FTC data reviewed by CNN. Those complaints, including from people seeking their money back on nonrefundable travel, claim losses of $2.7 million. … [Read more...] about Feds direct airlines to refund passengers for canceled flights
The insurance regulator IRDAI has, in COVID 19 related instructions issued to insurance companies, said that they "may allow travel insurance policyholders to extend the start/end dates of policies valid between March 22, 2020, and April 30, 2020. This means that policyholders may soon get an option from insurers to extend their travel insurance policy dates without paying extra charges to ensure that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their travel plans and finances is cushioned. The option to extend dates without extra charges will come as a relief for those policyholders who have or will now have to reschedule their air ticket bookings due to the strict lockdown measures announced by the government to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID 19). In a circular issued on March 30, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) states, "In case insurers have issued travel insurance policies which were/are valid between 22nd March 2020 and 30th … [Read more...] about COVID 19 impact: IRDAI asks insurers to allow travel insurance policies’ extension sans charges
Sporting events Wimbledon On April 1, the 2020 tennis championship was moved to 2021 when it will run from June 28 to July 11.Tokyo Olympics On March 24, the International Olympic Committee and Japan's prime minister said the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games will be postponed. On March 30, the IOC said the games will now be held from July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021, with the Paralympic Games running from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5, 2021.NBA On March 11, the NBA suspended the rest of the 2019-2020 season after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus. Formula One The Australian Grand Prix, the first race of the 2020 Formula One season, was canceled after a McLaren team member tested positive for the virus. Upcoming races in Bahrain and Vietnam have been postponed. English Premier League English football authorities have suspended all matches until at least April 3 after a player and coach on different teams tested positive for the … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cancellations and delays: Democratic convention, Wimbledon, more
Season ticket refunds In the capital, Transport for London says users can now apply online for a backdated Oyster card refund, provided they bought the ticket from TfL and there is at least six weeks remaining on an annual ticket, or seven days left on monthly tickets. Users need to apply within eight weeks of their last journey. … [Read more...] about Can you pause season tickets, Sky Sports or car insurance during lockdown?