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Bangkok's SkyTrain keeps commuters off the clogged roads. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)
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How Bangkok became a model for mass transit

The city's safe and reliable rail systems give emerging Asia something to aspire to

DOMINIC FAULDER, Associate Editor, Nikkei Asian Review | Vietnam

BANGKOK -- To many Bangkok residents, the mass transit system is the jewel of the Thai capital for its role in rescuing the city from its own choking prosperity.

For other emerging Asian countries seeking to relieve their traffic-clogged streets, it is a model. 

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