Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Big Boy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:50 pm

Me too :laugh:
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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Gregjam » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:05 pm

I wonder if the planners took into account the Thai propensity to park their bikes with no consideration of others. Went west across the railway going into 88 and the two lanes on the western side of the roundabout had been reduced to one by the bikes parked at the roadside.
When going the other way from 88 across the railway and into the one way soi for access to the rear entrance to MV the road markings seem to not allow for this (but it did not stop me).

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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Big Boy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:15 pm

Gregjam wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:05 pm
When going the other way from 88 across the railway and into the one way soi for access to the rear entrance to MV the road markings seem to not allow for this (but it did not stop me).
From Petchkasem, the first thing you see is an arrow directing you left.
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Then the lane conveniently splits into 2, with a solid bold line indicating traffic wanting to cross the railway should give way to traffic coming along Railway Road,.
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Coming around the roundabout and across the crossing, you can see a break in the hashed grid, where you wait until there is a gap.
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This is actually some of the best line painting I've seen in Thailand (now that it's fixed).
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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by huahin4ever » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:19 pm

It looks pretty good to me just by watching the videos. My take on this is that it looks like an improvement. As it was previously prior to all the road work, it couldn't get any worse. Before it was only "each to their own". At least now they are trying to make some sense of how the intersection should work. I guess time will tell, and TIT etc etc etc.....
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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Big Boy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:39 am

Sorry to take you back to the last video again, but did anybody notice the worker's rail truck at the beginning go through without the barriers dropping? OK, not a full blown train, but I rarely look if the barriers are up - quite dangerous IMHO.
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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by HHTel » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:53 pm

Went around the roundabout today coming from the canal road (that links soi94). Quite clearly signed and very straightforward going around the roundabout to join the 'railway road'. The car behind me went the wrong way around therefore taking a short cut across the railway line. I was impressed that there are a couple of guys watching out for these idiots. The car was stopped and was obviously being told that he has to go clockwise (based on the waving of arms). Simple signage seem to be lost with some people.

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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:57 am

Sorry guys, I said no more videos, but a video is better than a 1,000 words.

This is the 2nd time I've encountered this manoeuvre in as many days (I've used the new roundabout 3 times in 2 days). HHTel's man with the waving arms seems to have given up, or was having a siesta somewhere. FFS, why don't they put a police officer who knows how roundabouts work (a tall order?) on duty here, instead of doing something important like boosting the tea fund?



[Edit] Maybe the problem is they've put up Give Way signs, but no Roundabout signs. He was turning right, so didn't bother looking left because traffic from that direction was going around the roundabout :?
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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by PeteC » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:49 am

They need to put a fountain or some kind of statue/pole/flower box thing in the middle to get everyone's attention, and the roundabout signs of course. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:13 pm

Actually, I might be doing them an injustice. It's written in Thai, and I assumed it said Give Way. Maybe one of our resident clever guys can tell us what the Thai fonts actually says.
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I note the paint on the road doesn't even suggest there is a right turning.
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Re: RE: Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Ralfredo » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:41 pm

Big Boy wrote:FFS, why don't they put a police officer who knows how roundabouts work (a tall order?) on duty here
They have to find such a guy first... ;-)

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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by HHTel » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:49 pm

My wife says the sign says to wait (give way) and the longer phrase says that vehicles on the roundabout have priority.

Just to correct that. Vehicles coming from the right have priority. Same, same but different!

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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Big Boy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:29 am

:thumb: My daughter has just said the same (sorry, I missed your post).
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Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by Gregjam » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:33 am

I thank that three assumptions are being made here that the chances of more than one of them applying to the majority of Thai drivers is very slim.

1) that they can read Thai
2) that they know what the sign means
3) that they even looked at the sign in the first place

The list could no doubt be added to but that would fit well into other topics already created.

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Re: RE: Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by hhinner » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:17 am


HHTel wrote:My wife says the sign says to wait (give way) and the longer phrase says that vehicles on the roundabout have priority.

Just to correct that. Vehicles coming from the right have priority. Same, same but different!
Right the first time - let vehicles on the roundabout go first.



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Re: RE: Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

Post by HHTel » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:02 pm

hhinner wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:17 am
HHTel wrote:My wife says the sign says to wait (give way) and the longer phrase says that vehicles on the roundabout have priority.

Just to correct that. Vehicles coming from the right have priority. Same, same but different!
Right the first time - let vehicles on the roundabout go first.
Both mean the same of course. My wife says that it doesn't mention roundabout but to give way to traffic from the right.

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