Bangkok is a city of contrasts. For example, despite the crazy traffic just outside the Skytrain, people actually LINE UP, in orderly fashion, to wait and then board! I can't imagine this ever catching on in NY - Anyway it's much more fun to push. Also, I have yet to see anyone run for a train here. Running would be so... rushed. This is the slowest, fastest city ever.
And BTW, from this station, Siam (the equivalent of Times Square in NY), you can see this site of a building that was burned down during the protests in April. One of many daily reminders of the traumatic chaos the locals lived through just 8 months ago: