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SRT promises public hearing over fate of Bangkok’s iconic Hua Lamphong railway station


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The State Railway of Thailand (SRT), the national rail service operator, has given an assurance that it will not dismantle the decades-old Hua Lamphong rail terminal and will hold a public hearing, so all stakeholders can air their views on its future.

 

The SRT’s public relations director, Aekkarat Sri-arayanphong, said today that Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered the SRT to hold the public hearing.

 

The SET plans to end all remaining services in and out of the old station in the middle of next month, following the opening of the new Bang Sue grand station, which is to be the main rail hub.

 

According to the Transport Ministry, ending all rail services at Hua Lamphong will ease traffic congestion in Bangkok, currently caused by the closure of roads at all rail crossings every time a train passes.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/srt-promises-public-hearing-over-fate-of-bangkoks-iconic-hua-lamphong-railway-station/

 

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5 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

so all stakeholders can air their views on its future.

I was under the impression it's future was already decided:-

Hua Lamphong set to become a museum


The Thai Railway Museum at Bangkok Train Station is small but well worth a visit if you are waiting for a train. Hua Lamphong Train Station is set to become a giant museum in 2019 or 2020 when the main train terminus will be moved to a new site near the existing existing Bang Sue train station.

 

https://www.thailandtrains.com/thai-railway-museum-at-bangkok-train-station/

 

Way out on date, but possibly 2021 or 2022?????

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2 hours ago, Burma Bill said:

I was under the impression it's future was already decided:-

Hua Lamphong set to become a museum


The Thai Railway Museum at Bangkok Train Station is small but well worth a visit if you are waiting for a train. Hua Lamphong Train Station is set to become a giant museum in 2019 or 2020 when the main train terminus will be moved to a new site near the existing existing Bang Sue train station.

 

https://www.thailandtrains.com/thai-railway-museum-at-bangkok-train-station/

 

Way out on date, but possibly 2021 or 2022?????

No they had second thoughts and realized they could make a few bucks with it. With luck maybe they're having third thoughts.

 

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