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Some 6.5 million people travelled by train during Songkran holidays


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About 6.55 million people used trains to travel around Bangkok, to other destinations and back to the capital during the six-day Songkran period, an increase of 21.22% percent over the same period last year, according to the Department of Rail Transport.

 

793,018 people used trains yesterday, the last day of the Songkran long holidays, but this was 10.55% below projections.

 

Full story: Thai PBS 2024-04-18

 

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

About 6.55 million people used trains to travel around Bangkok, to other destinations and back to the capital during the six-day Songkran period,

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14 hours ago, Denim said:

In other news 65 million people didn't take a train and at least 1 did not leave his house for 4 days,

 

 

Make that 2......

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15 hours ago, ikke1959 said:

1 million people a day in these oldfashioned trains?? where did they kept them??

The traditional (old fashioned) metre gauge railway system in Thailand, may not be very fast, or "swish" but it is effective at moving large numbers of people cheaply and safely over long distances at times like this.

 

In my opinion a fraction of the money planned to be spent on "high speed rail" from China would result in a much improved conventional rail system. Containers have largely simplified the transhipment of goods at "break of gauge".

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Given, that the trains would have run 24/7, the average occupation per each single hour, throughout the entire period, would have been 39,000 passengers. 
Given the sad state of the rolling stock, the notorious heavy delays of the SRT's services, someone should go and replace the batteries on the calculator as there is no way these trains could have handled more than one third of the quoted number. 

Who are they trying to blind this time?

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5 hours ago, Sydebolle said:

Given, that the trains would have run 24/7, the average occupation per each single hour, throughout the entire period, would have been 39,000 passengers. 
Given the sad state of the rolling stock, the notorious heavy delays of the SRT's services, someone should go and replace the batteries on the calculator as there is no way these trains could have handled more than one third of the quoted number. 

Who are they trying to blind this time?

Their chief statistician used to work for TAT.

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