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Northern railway to reopen tomorrow after cut off by erosion


BANGKOK, 10 September 2012 (NNT) – The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is expediting the repair of the northern railway in Lamphun province which was recently damaged by soil erosion in its effort to resume the train service tomorrow.

According to the SRT Public Relations Department, the repair work on the northbound train track is now underway between Khun Tan and Tha Chomphu Stations. The repair is conducted after incessant rain caused the ground 20 meters underneath the track to sink, prompting the suspension of the train service.

The train track has been reinforced with rocks since last Friday to assure its integrity while the track itself will also be replaced with a new one. The service is expected to resume no later than noon tomorrow.

In the meantime, the SRT has confirmed that passengers can still use the northern route in the Bangkok-Lampang section as usual.

Read more: NNT

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