Kin pick-up required for South trains

Kin pick-up required for South trains

Passengers travelling on a special train arriving at Thung Song station in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Thung Song district and aiming to travel on to destinations in other provinces through Phatthalung and Songkhla are now required to have a relative pick them up at Thung Song station.

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) yesterday warned all train passengers about this requirement, which has been imposed under the remaining Covid-19 lockdowns in Phatthalung and Songkhla.

Train No.9085 (Bangkok-Thung Song) and No.9086 (Thung Song-Bangkok) are among eight special services being operated temporarily from May 18 until June 16, according to an announcement posted on the SRT website.

Those passengers who fail to have a relative to pick them up at Thung Song station will be allowed to stay at the station for one night and will then have to return to Bangkok the following day, said the SRT.

Train No.9085 leaves Bangkok at 5am and is normally due to arrive at Hat Yai station in Songkhla at 6.45pm, but due to lockdowns in neighbouring Phatthalung and Songkhla, it has been forced to stop only at Thung Song station at about 4.04pm, said the SRT.

Train No.9086 is normally scheduled to leave Hat Yai station at 5am and arrive in Bangkok at 6.50pm, but due to the Phatthalung and Songkhla lockdowns, this train now leaves Thung Song at 7.47am instead, said the SRT.

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