The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) offers a special steam ride from Bangkok to Ayutthaya to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday on July 28. The round-trip tickets will be available from June 28 onwards.
The special trip with a steam locomotive will depart from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong at 08.10 a.m. and will arrive at Ayutthaya station at 10.20 a.m. The special train will stop at Sam Sen, Bang Sue and Rangsit stations to pick up travellers.
Two Pacific steam locomotives built after World War II by Nippon Sharyo Company are normally stored at Thonburi Locomotive Depot. Tourists will have six hours to visit ancient sites and enjoy famous food in the old capital. The train will leave Ayutthaya at 4.40 p.m. and arrive at Hua Lamphong at 06.55 p.m.
The round-trip ticket for a seat in the third class carriages costs 299 baht and 799 baht for air-conditioned carriages. Drinking water and snacks are avialble during the journey. (TNA)