Hua Lamphong to become museum as station moves to Bang Sue

Hua Lamphong to become museum as station moves to Bang Sue

Hua Lamphong railway station officially opened on June 25, 1916 and it is such a basic Bangkok landmark that it is hard to used to the fact that it will soon cease serving passengers.  KRIT PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN
Hua Lamphong railway station officially opened on June 25, 1916 and it is such a basic Bangkok landmark that it is hard to used to the fact that it will soon cease serving passengers. KRIT PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN

Hua Lamphong has been Bangkok's railway central railway station for 99 years, but Bang Sue is set to take over in 2019.

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Hua Lamphong to move by 2019

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The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will relocate the central station in Bangkok from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue in 2019.

SRT governor Wutthichart Kalayanamitr said yesterday services based at Hua Lamphong will move to Bang Sue in Chatuchak district once extensions there are complete.

For thousands of upcountry passengers, the Songkran holidays officially end at Hua Lamphong. KRIT PROMSAKA NA SAKOLNAKORN

Services will open at the station by 2019, though the move will take three to four years to complete.

Hua Lamphong station will be renovated as a railway history museum to serve as a tourist attraction.


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