Flooding halts trains to Nong Khai

Flooding halts trains to Nong Khai

Floodwater pours over the rail track in Bamnet Narong district, Chaiyaphum. (Photo from @pr.railway Facebook page)
Floodwater pours over the rail track in Bamnet Narong district, Chaiyaphum. (Photo from @pr.railway Facebook page)

The State Railway of Thailand has suspended eight train services on the Bangkok-Nong Khai route due to flooding of the track.

SRT governor Nirut Maneephan said the track was flooded between Bamnet Narong and Chaturat stations in Chaiyaphum province.

The ground underneath the track had also been washed out at a bridge between Ban Luam and Nong Plung stations, leaving an opening about 30 metres long.

Water was also pouring over the track between Non Sung and Dong Phlong stations in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Effective from Wednesday, eight round-trip services on the Bangkok-Nong Khai route have been suspended. They are:

- Express trains No. 75/76 (Bangkok-Nong Khai);
- Local trains No. 433-434 (Kaeng Khoi junction-Bua Yai junction);
- Local trains No. 415/418 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Nong Khai); and
- Local trains No. 429/430 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Bua Yai junction).

Services would resume after the water had receded and the damaged track was repaired, Mr Nirut said.

State Railway of Thailand staff examine flood damage to the rail track in Bamnet Narong district, Chaiyaphum. (Clip: @pr.railway Facebook page)


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