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COVID-19: SRT cuts capacity, cancels 22 trains from today

BANGKOK (NNT) – Long distance trains are still running at limited capacity, with some destinations cancelled until the spread of COVID-19 can be contained. The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has cancelled 22 trains so far on the northern, southern, and northeastern lines. Ten trains originating in Bangkok and going to Hat Yai, Surat Thani, […]Read More

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Board scraps ToR for B96bn rail plan

The so-called “scrutiny superboard”, overseeing the multi-billion-baht state procurement projects, has decided to scrap the terms of reference (ToR) for five controversial double-track railway projects as part of its move to eliminate alleged irregularities. New ToR as well as new bidding procedures will be drafted. Full story: Bangkok Post WICHIT CHANTANUSORNSIRI & AMORNRAT MAHITTHIROOKRead More

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PM orders purge of SRT governor and board

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has ordered the removal of the governor of the State Railway of Thailand Mr Wutthichart Kalayanamit and the retire board of directors. Under the same order which was issued by virtue of Section 44 of the interim constitution, the prime minister appointed Mr Anont Luangboriboon, deputy director-general of Highways Department as […]Read More

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Southern train services end at Hua Hin station

State Railway of Thailand (SRT) announced Tuesday that its southern train services can go as far as Prachaub Khiri Khan Station only, due to the on-going flooding. The SRT said it received a report last night at 9.55 pm that many areas were affected by severe flood and the floods damaged the rail track between […]Read More

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Cabinet orders establishment of Rail Transport Department

BANGKOK, 27 December 2016 (NNT) – The Cabinet has ordered that a “Rail Transport Department” be set up within this year to separate the roles of rail regulator and rail operator. At this week’s Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, the government saw fit to order the Ministry of Transport to expedite […]Read More

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New train carriage service launch on November 11

The State Railway of Thailand will put into service new Chinese-made train carriages on Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok and Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok routes as of November 11, SRT governor Wutthichart Kalyanamit said on Wednesday. For the next step, new train cars will be put into service on two more routes; Bangkok-Nong Khai-Bangkok and Bangkok-Hat Yai-Bangkok, tentatively scheduled on […]Read More

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Thailand to restore rail link with Cambodia

Thailand is hoping to resurrect a rail link with Cambodia to improve transport in the Mekong sub-region, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday. The prime minister told visiting Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Keng that Thailand was looking forward to seeing the tracks connecting the two countries restored to reopen the link through Cambodia to […]Read More