State Railway of Thailand launches pilot services for people with disabilities


CHACHENGSAO, Feb 6 – The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Wednesday launched its pilot services for the physically impaired. 

Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt said after presiding over the opening ceremony that the SRT had improved facilities for persons with disabilities at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station.

At the ceremonial launch, four special train carriages were provided as a test run for invited representatives from the Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities and other foundations for the handicapped. The special route was from Bangkok-Chachengsao-Bangkok.

The transport minister said a budget of Bt5.1 million was allocated by the government.