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  • Thailand News

    New Bangkok to Vientiane train service launches tomorrow

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is set to launch a new passenger train service between Bangkok and Vientiane, Laos. The service, starting tomorrow, July 13, will facilitate travel between the two countries, with tickets available for advance purchase up to 180 days. The new route will operate two round-trip journeys daily, featuring three classes of service, third-class fan-cooled seats…

  • Thailand News

    Senior Thai judge transferred after molestation accusation on train

    The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court urgently transferred a senior judge following accusations of molesting a female court officer on a sleeper train. A high-ranking source within the judiciary revealed the incident occurred during a staff development activity. The female officer lodged a complaint against the senior judge, who belongs to a major court in Bangkok, following the incident…

  • Thailand News

    Fire damages prototype tram in Khon Kaen vehicle yard

    A fire engulfed a prototype light rail tram at a well-known vehicle yard in Khon Kaen, Thailand, causing extensive damage to two carriages. The incident occurred around midnight today, July 1, and despite relentless efforts by firefighters, the blaze could not be extinguished due to the installed batteries feeding the flames. Firefighters from the Mueang Khon Kaen Municipality, along with…

  • Thailand News

    Ramkhamhaeng station reopens after brief fire closure

    Ramkhamhaeng Station on the Airport Rail Link has reopened for passengers after a brief closure due to a fire in a nearby shop early yesterday. The airport train operator confirmed the resumption of normal services at the station. A fire broke out around 4.30am in a shop adjacent to one of the station’s entry escalators, prompting the temporary closure for…

  • Thailand News

    Xi Jinping’s bullet train gift sparks China-Thailand railway reality

    A replica of China’s Fuxing bullet train, bedecked in Thailand’s national colours and gifted during the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok in November 2022, now finds itself at the epicentre of a transformative railway saga between China and Thailand. As the wheels of progress turn, the construction of the China-Thailand Railway, a flagship venture under the Belt and…

  • Thailand News

    High speed train and dual tracks to transform travel experience in Hua Hin

    The newly inaugurated dual-track train line on December 15 promises faster travel times and increased efficiency for Hua Hin’s commuters. Yet, confusion reigns among the public as they grapple with the distinction between this groundbreaking initiative and the upcoming high-speed train project. The dual track line, complete with the gleaming new elevated train station in Hua Hin, stands as a…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand transport minister denies loss claims over 20 baht metro fare

    Thailand Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit refuted claims that the policy of charging a flat fare of 20 baht for all metro lines would result in the government incurring a loss of several billion baht each year. This statement was made during the parliamentary session to consider the draft budget for the fiscal year 2024, following opposition MPs’ criticism of this…

  • World News

    Knife-wielding woman causes panic at Tokyo train station

    A shocking incident transpired yesterday in the heart of Tokyo, Japan, where a woman wielding a knife at a train station led to four people being injured. The event took place around 11pm local time at the JR Akihabara station, as reported by NHK. The woman’s erratic behaviour with the knife caused panic and led to four individuals sustaining injuries.…

  • Guides

    Exploring the ancient city of Lop Buri in a day

    The fascinating city of Lop Buri, located in central Thailand, is well-known for its remarkable architectural treasures and rich historical legacy. Lop Buri, about two hours drive from Bangkok, provides the ideal one-day getaway from the busy metropolis of Bangkok. The following article will walk you through the top sights to see and activities to maximise your time in Lop…

  • Guides

    A tranquil journey from Bangkok to Chaing Mai on the sleeper train

    Travellers looking to get away from Bangkok’s busy streets are drawn to the charming city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, which entices them with its calm beauty and rich cultural legacy. Chiang Mai tucked away amid lush vegetation and foggy mountains, provides a peaceful haven from the bustle of big-city life. For many tourists from Southeast Asia, taking the…

  • Thailand News

    Powering up the tracks: Red Line operator urged to spark commuter surge with enhanced feeder network

    Red Line operator SRT Electrified Train Co was asked by the Transport Ministry to enhance its feeder network to drive an increase in the number of rail passengers within Bangkok. Surapong Piyachote, the Deputy Transport Minister, explained that the SRT Electrified Train Co, in conjunction with the Department of Rail Transport, has charted out plans for an integrated feeder network…

  • Travel

    Navigating Bangkok: A guide to the city’s train systems

    The train networks in Bangkok are the beating heart of the city’s transportation system. They provide a comprehensive and time-saving means to navigate the city. The Sukhumvit and Silom Lines of the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) Skytrain soar above the surrounding traffic to connect the city’s neighbourhoods. The Blue, Purple, and Yellow Lines of the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT)…

  • China News

    Mystery of giant box on train sparks online speculation and warning over high repair costs

    A baffling giant box spotted on a train sparked curiosity among hundreds of social media users, warning against touching it due to potential high repair costs. The discovery of an unusually shaped plastic box on a train, which was then shared online, led to speculation about the box’s contents. One social media user posted a photo of the box in…

  • Thailand News

    Thai train station offers refund after Facebook complaint over unexpected 100 baht fee

    A popular Facebook page shared a complaint about train station staff closing ticket booths and directing passengers to purchase tickets on-board, leading to an additional 100 baht fee. The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has since clarified the situation and offered a refund. A local train passenger yesterday took to the famous Facebook page อยากดังเดี๋ยวจัดให้ รีเทริน์ part 6 to express…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s electric train flat fare drops to 20 baht, ridership soars by 90%

    A surge of nearly 90% in ridership was recorded on Bangkok’s Red and Purple electric train lines on Monday, following the introduction of a 20-baht flat fare. The Department of Rail Transport (DRT) source revealed that the number of passengers on both lines escalated to 94,446 on Monday, marking an 86% increase from the previous day. The 20-baht flat fare…

  • Thailand News

    End of the line: Thailand’s railway police disbands after 72 years

    After 72 years of service, the Thailand Railway Police Division (RPD), colloquially known as the train marshals, are bidding farewell today. These officers have been a stalwart presence on the trains coursing through Thailand since the modern railway system was established during King Chulalongkorn’s reign. The decision to disband the railway law enforcement unit comes in the wake of the…

  • Thailand News

    MRTA advances 220 billion baht mass-transit projects in Bangkok and Phuket

    The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) is set to implore the Transport Ministry to advance three significant mass-transit projects in the regions of Bangkok and Phuket. The ambitious trio of projects come with an estimated investment value of approximately 220 billion baht. Pakapong Sirikantaramas, the governor of MRTA, declared yesterday that these projects include the Orange and Brown…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s Purple Line: Ticket to ride gets a price plummet

    The board of The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) voted yesterday to reduce the fare for the Purple Line electric train service to no more than 20 baht. Initially, this fare rate applies only to those paying with standard EMV credit or debit cards, identifiable by their four overlapping curved lines symbol, similar to a WiFi symbol. However,…

  • World News

    Erratic behaviour on high-speed train reveals woman’s struggle with mental health

    A shocking incident unfolded on a high-speed train in China when a woman suddenly rose and began to act erratically. Her strange behaviour, which included speaking incoherently and appearing to dance as if intoxicated, alarmed fellow passengers. As the situation escalated, a concerned onlooker contacted train staff, fearing something was amiss, raising concerns about the woman’s mental health. The woman…

  • China News

    Chinese breasts: Couple’s sexy subway ride, Idol’s nude mishap

    Things are getting spicy in China. A couple was spotted getting frisky on a subway train, while a Chinese social media influencer fell out of her bikini top, baring her breasts in a live broadcast. A daring couple recently put on a public display of affection on a subway train in Shenzen, undeterred by the presence of numerous fellow passengers.…

  • Transport News

    Train drivers prevent disaster, stopping just metres from man on tracks

    The near-death experience of an unidentified man was shared by a train driver on the Captain in Train Facebook page. The video showed a mysterious man standing on the train tracks, apparently hoping to be hit. The driver, Choonya Sathiranon and his colleague Thepnurak Choochuai, working in the Hat Yai district, Songkhla, South Thailand were operating express train number 169…

  • Thailand News

    Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project phase two set for year-end approval

    Deputy government spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek announced that the second phase of the Thai-Chinese high-speed train project is anticipated to receive Cabinet approval by the close of the year. Meanwhile, operations on the first phase of the project are slated to kick off by 2026. Rachada yesterday briefed the public on the state of the high-speed rail venture following the 30th…

  • Transport News

    Red Line train earns high satisfaction scores, increases operating hours

    The Red Line suburban train service conducted its second annual satisfaction survey this year to gauge the needs of its passengers. The results were used to improve the quality of their service. The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), an expert in survey and research, designed and conducted the survey across all 13 stations. Suthep Panpeng, the managing director of…

  • Thailand News

    23 year old graduate reports train harassment incident to police

    A recent graduate has reported harassment from an alleged rail official aboard a train to Bang Mun Nak Police Station. The woman, 23 year old Punyanuch is seeking justice for an incident that took place on August 15. While travelling on train number 202 from Phitsanulok to Nakhon Sawan, she was molested by a man claiming to be a train…

  • World News

    Chicago festival-goers risk lives for selfies on electrified train tracks

    In an era where selfie culture is prevalent, there have been increasing instances of individuals being drawn to capture images in hazardous situations. A recent case emerged in Oak Park, Chicago, USA at the Ridgeland Green Line station on August 5, around 7.30pm. Three festival-goers decided to pose on electrified train tracks risking their lives for a photograph. One of…

  • World News

    Train dance of Thai woman sparks criticism and debate

    A recent Internet sensation involving a Thai woman, who was caught on camera dancing on a train in Japan, took a cynical turn as the online community, both in Thailand and Japan, voiced criticism. The woman seemed to be unfazed by the attention, causing controversy due to Japan’s traditional public decorum and strict regulations on public transport. The Thai woman…

  • Thailand News

    Pink Line monorail set for trials, free rides for two months

    A significant advancement in Thailand’s transportation network is poised to launch its trial operations tomorrow, adding to the city’s mass transit system. The Pink Line, under the control of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), is expected to begin trial runs following the completion of the systems test by the Northern Bangkok Monorail (NBM), the entity bestowed with…

  • World News

    Public misconduct: Elderly woman removed from Chinese train for occupying three seats

    Drama unfolded on a Chinese train when an elderly woman refused to give up occupying three seats, signifying public misconduct. Despite other passengers’ concerns and the attempts of the train staff, the woman clung to her self-imposed entitlement, ultimately leading to her removal from the train. In the province of Liaoning, China, an elderly woman was found sprawled out, claiming…

  • Transport News

    Beyond Horizon: Thailand’s domestic-made luxury rail carriage

    A cutting-edge rail carriage prototype, known as Beyond Horizon, has been launched in an innovative collaboration between the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), Sinogen-Pin Petch Joint Venture and King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL). With 25 luxury seats all equipped with touch screens for individual passengers, the demonstration unit on display is also fully accessible for wheelchair users. Somyot…

  • Transport News

    Derailment of cement-laden train near Bangkok causes transport chaos

    A train derailment caused havoc with a train crashing into a signal tower, and blocking essential transport routes in the eastern province of Chachoengsao, east of Bangkok. The incident unfolded at approximately 2.40am today. The enquiry was led by Kritsata Soamorm, a patrol officer from Mueang Chachoengsao Police Station. The scene was a picture of chaos: A blue-branded diesel train,…