SRT to increase 30 more train trips during the long Songkran holidays


BANGKOK, 6 April 2015 – The State Railway of Thailand has announced it will increase the frequency of train service by 30 trips daily which will be able to accommodate about 120,000 more passengers daily during the long Songkran holiday period.

SRT Governor Wuthichart Kalyanamitra recently made the announcement, saying 12 train trips would be added from April 10th – 12th and another 18 from April 15th – 19th. All of the 30 trips would be offered free of charge.

Furthermore, the SRT Governor said the service during the Songkran holidays would focus on three principles – safety to lives and properties of passengers, ban of alcohol consumption within stations and on trains, and cleanliness of restrooms both in stations and on trains.

Governor Wuthichart had also led a press tour of the newly renovated toilets and bathrooms in Hualampong Station. According to him, the new facilities would be opened to the public for free for a month, after which maintenance fees would be collected. The new bathrooms and toilet will be available from this Tuesday onward.