Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai rail service resumes


BANGKOK, 19 Oct 2013 Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai rail service has resumed after a train derailed on route to Non Sung district of Nakhon Ratchasima Province. 

According to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), the nine cargo trucks of a derailed freight train blocking Korat-Nong Khai line have been cleared as the rail service has now resumed.

The SRT said the train was traveling back to Nakhon Ratchasima after it had delivered gravel to Nong Khai Province. Nine empty carriages ran off the track while reaching Non Sung station. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The derailment was caused by technical errors as the rail track in that area was under maintenance. The railway workers took approximately 12 hours to clear the nine derailed carriages.