Inbound trains to Bangkok terminating at Bang Sue due to Sam Sen demonstration


BANGKOK, 1 November 2013 The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has announced that train services for Bangkok inbound routes will terminate at Bang Sue station instead of Hua Lamphong, due to railroad blockades by political demonstrators. 

According to SRT governor Praphat Chongsa-nguan, demonstrators have been obstructing the railroad in Bangkok in order to force the trains to stop and let passengers who want to join the demonstration get off at Sam Sen train station. Given this action may endanger both the demonstrators and other members of the public, the governor has ordered inbound train services to terminate at Bang Sue station. However, outbound trains from Hua Lamphong will depart as normal.

Railway police have also been asked to provide security at Hua Lamphong station, after reports suggest demonstrators may move in to seal off Hua Lamphong. Mr. Praphat indicated he hoped this would not happen, adding that using masses of people to do so would be considered intentional breaking of the law.