The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has introduced the relocation – efficient from at the moment – of 52 long-distance, speedy, and categorical prepare companies from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station to the brand new Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal. Any longer, vacationers might want to catch their trains to different locations all through Thailand from the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal, whereas the inbound trains to Bangkok may also arrive there. This contains 14 prepare companies to the North, 20 to the South, and 18 to the Northeast (Isan).
The Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal is the brand new major prepare station of Thailand designed to be a serious rail transportation hub. Situated close to the well-known Chatuchak Weekend Market, it’s near each the BTS Skytrain and MRT subway networks making for handy journey round Bangkok, and to the Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak).
To mark the opening of the brand new station, the SRT will function the KIHA air-conditioned diesel prepare for tourism on the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal-Ayutthaya Railway Station route.
The primary long-distance prepare set to depart from the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal on 19 January is Prepare No. 171, a speedy in a single day sleeper service from Bangkok to Su-ngai Kolok on the Thai-Malaysian border in Narathiwat province.
With the relocation of the 52 prepare companies, trains certain for the North and Northeast will use the elevated railway from the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal to Don Mueang Station – the identical because the Thani Ratthaya (Darkish Pink Line) suburban prepare service. As this implies the trains is not going to be working on the ground-level railway, they’ll now not cease on the 5 stations of Nikhom Rotfai, Thung Tune Hong, Bang Khen, Laksi, and Kan Kheha.
Trains certain for the South will use the elevated railway from the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal to Bang Bamru Station the identical because the Nakhon Withi (Gentle Pink Line) suburban prepare service.
Odd trains, suburban trains, and particular tourism routes – in the meantime – will proceed to function from Hua Lamphong Station as standard. After departing from Hua Lamphong, these will cease at Sam Sen and the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal after which use the elevated railway. The odd and suburban trains on the Southern routes will proceed to make use of the ground-level railway.
On the Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal, outgoing trains certain for the North and Northeast will depart from platforms 1 and a couple of and incoming trains will arrive on platforms 5 and 6. Outgoing trains certain for the South will depart from platforms 7 and eight, and incoming trains will arrive on platforms 11 and 12.
The SRT is permitting passengers holding tickets for speedy, categorical, and odd trains, and people holding month-to-month tickets, to make use of the Thani Ratthaya suburban prepare service to connect with the elevated Don Mueang Station freed from cost for one yr or as per the circumstances said on the tickets.
Lengthy-distance prepare passengers getting on and off the bottom stations that now not function, can even use their tickets to make use of the Thani Ratthaya suburban prepare service freed from cost.