Khlong Phutsa railway station
Khlong Phutsa railway station, is a railway station in Bang Krasan Subdistrict, Bang Pa-in District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. It is owned by the State Railway of Thailand and is served by the Northern Line and the Northeastern Line, it is located 51.88 km from Bangkok railway station, is a class 3 railway station. Ordinary No. 201/202 Bangkok- Phitsanulok- Bangkok Ordinary No. 207/208 Bangkok- Nakhon Sawan- Bangkok Ordinary No. 209/210 Bangkok- Ban Takhli- Bangkok Ordinary No. 211/212 Bangkok- Taphan Hin- Bangkok Ordinary No. 233/234 Bangkok- Surin- Bangkok Commuter No. 301/302 Bangkok- Lop Buri- Bangkok Commuter No. 303/304 Bangkok- Lop Buri- Bangkok Commuter No. 305/306 Bangkok- Ayutthaya- Bangkok Commuter No. 313/314 Bangkok- Ban Phachi Junction- Bangkok Commuter No. 315/316 Bangkok- Lop Buri- Bangkok Commuter No. 317/318 Bangkok- Lop Buri- Bangkok Commuter No. 339/340 Bangkok- Kaeng Khoi Junction- Bangkok Commuter No. 341/342 Bangkok- Kaeng Khoi Junction- Bangkok Commuter No. 343/344 Bangkok- Kaeng Khoi Junction- Bangkok 柿崎一郎.
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Bang Sue Junction railway station
Bang Sue Junction, is a railway station and junction located in Bangkok. It is situated on Chatuchak District, it is owned by the State Railway of Thailand, serves the Northern and Southern Line and is a junction for the North/Northeast and South Lines. Bang Sue Junction is separated into 2 station buildings, one for the North and Northeast lines and another for the Southern Line; the distance between the buildings are about 200 metres apart, with an overpass that links and used when a train is parked at the platform. This station has 72 tracks. 8 tracks are linked to the locomotive depot and the remaining 60 are rail sidings. Transport links include the Bangkok MRT, the BMTA. Bang Sue Junction is the location of Phahonyothin Cargo Yard. With an expanse to about 50 rails, it is the largest rail yard, in the whole of Thailand, it is located about 1.5 kilometres from the station and is the main cargo yard for freight services around Thailand. The State Railway of Thailand and the Ministry of Transportation have decided to build a large main station here and move all train destinations for Bangkok railway station to end here instead.
In addition to adding a few commuter services, the high-speed rail and Suvarnabhumi Airport Link will be available for service and use. As of May 2018 construction is over 50% complete; the following BMTA routes serve this station
Ban Phachi Junction
Ban Phachi Junction is a railway junction located in Phachi District, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. It is a Class 1 Station and serves as a junction for the North and Northeastern Line of the State Railway of Thailand. Ban Phachi Junction had to be rebuilt after the Second World War after being hit by Allied Bombing; some super express and express trains do not call at this station. There is a specialty at this station, recommended for those who pass this station; that is the "Phachi" Coconut Ice Cream sold by hawkers with trays walking along platforms and is eaten using a plastic straw. The dessert has been mentioned on some Thai shows, but since the beginning of August 2018 Phachi Coconut Ice Cream was sold at this junction, sales ended permanently. Ban Phachi Junction serves 47 trains daily; the trains that stop here are of the following: Commuter 303/304 Bangkok-Lopburi-Bangkok Commuter 339/340 Bangkok-Kaeng Khoi Junction-Bangkok Rapid 135/140 Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok Rapid 111/108 Bangkok-Den Chai-Bangkok Express 75/78 Bangkok-Nong Khai-Bangkok Express 77/76 Bangkok-Nong Khai-Bangkok Ordinary 201/202 Bangkok-Phitsanulok-Bangkok Express 71/72 Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok Ordinary 209/210 Bangkok-Ban Takhli-Bangkok Ordinary 233/234 Bangkok-Surin-Bangkok Rapid 109/102 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Ordinary 211/212 Bangkok-Taphan Hin-Bangkok Ordinary 207/208 Bangkok-Nakhon Sawan-Bangkok Rapid 145/136 Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok Commuter 315/316 Bangkok-Lopburi-Bangkok Commuter 301/302 Bangkok-Lopburi-Bangkok Commuter 313/314 Bangkok-Ban Phachi-Bangkok Commuter 341/342 Bangkok-Kaeng Khoi-Bangkok Commuter 343/344 Bangkok-Kaeng Khoi-Bangkok Commuter 317/318 Bangkok-Lopburi-Bangkok Rapid 139/146 Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok Rapid 107/112 Bangkok-Den Chai-Bangkok Rapid 105/106 Bangkok-Sila At-Bangkok Rapid 133/134 Bangkok-Nong Khai-Bangkok Express 67/68 Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok Rapid 141/142 Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani-Bangkok "สถานีรถไฟชุมทางบ้านภาชี"..
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Chiang Mai railway station
Chiang Mai railway station is the 1st class station and the main railway station in Chiang Mai Province. This station is on the east side of the Ping River in the city of Chiang Mai. There are 10 daily trains, not including Oriental Express trains servicing this station. There are 4 to 6 special trains at New Year and other special festivals. In the 2004 census, Chiang Mai Station served nearly 800,000 passengers. Chiang Mai station opened for service for standard gauge rolling stocks on January 1, 1922; the first train was the Lampang–Chiang Mai mixed train. An additional train was the Lamphun–Chiang Mai mixed train, introduced on January 15, 1922. Northern Express had been introduced to Chiang Mai on November 1, 1922. Northern Express using Baldwin Pacific locomotives and Swiss Consolidation locomotives was introduced on December 21, 1926. Hanomag Pacific locomotive replaced Baldwin Pacific in 1928-1929. Frich diesel electric locomotives replaced steam locomotives for the Northern express on March 5, 1933, after a test run on November 16, 1931.
The excursion train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai was introduced on April 11, 1933. The first Chiang Mai station building was destroyed by bombs from Allied Forces on December 21, 1943, it was rebuilt in 1945 and reopened in 1948 and Northern Express service was resumed on August 4, 1946. The following trains serve this station: Special Express 7/8 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Special Express "Uttrawithi" 9/10 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Special Express 13/14 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Express 51/52 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Rapid 109 Bangkok-Chiang Mai Rapid 102 Chiang Mai-Bangkok Local 407/408 Nakhon Sawan-Chiang Mai-Nakhon Sawan
Ayutthaya railway station
Ayutthaya Station, is the main railway station of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. It is owned by the State Railway of Thailand and is served by the Northern Line and the Northeastern Line, it serves 77 trains per day. It is 71 kilometres from Bangkok Railway Station; every passenger train passing this station must stop here. Ayutthaya railway station was built during the reign of King Chulalongkorn, its name was "Krung Kao", in relation to the nearby Ayutthaya Historical Park. In 1921, it was rebuilt as a concrete building with metal bracing and renamed "Ayutthaya" in keeping with King Vajiravudh's national order of 1917; the name and structure remains in use today. Special Express No. 1/2 Bangkok- Chiang Mai- Bangkok Special Express No. 3/4 Bangkok- Sawankhalok/Sila At- Bangkok Special Express No. 7/8 Bangkok- Chiang Mai- Bangkok Special Express No. 13/14 Bangkok- Chiang Mai- Bangkok Special Express No. 21/22 Bangkok- Ubon Ratchathani- Bangkok Express No. 51/52 Bangkok- Chiang Mai- Bangkok Express No.
67/68 Bangkok- Ubon Ratchathani- Bangkok Express No. 69/70 Bangkok- Nong Khai- Bangkok Express No. 71/72 Bangkok- Si Sa Ket- Bangkok Express No. 73/74 Bangkok- Sikhoraphum Express No. 77/78 Bangkok- Nong Khai- Bangkok Rapid No. 102 Chiang Mai- Bangkok Rapid No. 105/106 Bangkok- Sila At- Bangkok Rapid No. 107/108 Bangkok- Den Chai- Bangkok Rapid No. 109 Bangkok- Chiang Mai Rapid No. 111/112 Bangkok- Den Chai- Bangkok Rapid No. 133/134 Bangkok- Nong Khai- Bangkok Rapid No. 135/136 Bangkok- Ubon Ratchathani- Bangkok Rapid No. 139/140 Bangkok- Ubon Ratchathani- Bangkok Rapid No. 141/142 Bangkok- Ubon Ratchathani- Bangkok Rapid No. 145/146 Bangkok- Ubon Ratchathani- Bangkok Ordinary No. 201/202 Bangkok- Phitsanulok- Bangkok Ordinary No. 207/208 Bangkok- Nakhon Sawan- Bangkok Ordinary No. 209/210 Bangkok- Ban Takhli- Bangkok Ordinary No. 211/212 Bangkok- Taphan Hin- Bangkok Ordinary No. 233/234 Bangkok- Surin- Bangkok Commuter No. 301/302 Bangkok- Lop Buri- Bangkok Commuter No. 303/304 Bangkok- Lop Buri- Bangkok Commuter No.
305/306 Bangkok- Ayutthaya- Bangkok Commuter No. 313/314 Bangkok- Ban Phachi Junction- Bangkok Commuter No. 315/316 Bangkok- Lop Buri- Bangkok Commuter No. 317/318 Bangkok- Lop Buri- Bangkok Commuter No. 339/340 Bangkok- Kaeng Khoi Junction- Bangkok Commuter No. 341/342 Bangkok- Kaeng Khoi Junction- Bangkok Commuter No. 343/344 Bangkok- Kaeng Khoi Junction- Bangkok Local No.409 Ayutthaya- Lop Buri "Virtual tour". State Railway of Thailand
State Railway of Thailand
The State Railway of Thailand is the state-owned rail operator under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport in Thailand. As of 2018, the network serves around 35 million passengers annually; the passenger count is expected to double by 2027 when expansion plans are realised and the network grows to serve 61 provinces. The SRT was founded as the Royal State Railways of Siam in 1890. King Chulalongkorn ordered the Department of Railways to be set up under the Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning. Construction of the Bangkok-Ayutthaya railway, the first part of the Northern Line, was started in 1890 and inaugurated on 26 March 1896; the Thonburi-Phetchaburi line the Southern Line, was opened on 19 June 1903. The first railway commander of the RSR was Prince Purachatra Jayakara The Northern Line was built as 1,435 mm standard gauge, but in September 1919 it was decided to standardize on 1,000 mm meter gauge and the Northern Line was regauged during the next ten years. On 1 July 1951, RSR changed its name to the present State Railway of Thailand.
As of 2014 SRT had 4,043 km of track, all of it meter gauge except the Airport Link. Nearly all is single-track, although some important sections around Bangkok are double or triple-tracked and there are plans to extend this. By comparison, Thailand has 390,000 km of highways. In 2017, the SRT lost 17 billion baht; the SRT has suffered a loss every year since it was turned into a state-owned enterprise under the Transport Ministry in 1951. The SRT has debts amounting to nearly 100 billion baht, its annual operating losses are estimated at a minimum of 10 billion baht. In 2017 the military government budgeted more than 76 billion baht for SRT infrastructure investments; the funding is to be used for double-track rail expansions, an extension of Bangkok's elevated railway, construction of bridges and track improvements. In the fiscal year ending 30 September 2016, the SRT had managed to disburse only 53 percent of its allotted investment budget of 60 billion baht; this compares with an average disbursement rate of 80 percent by Thailand's other 55 state-owned enterprises.
Disbursement rate is seen as an indicator of efficient management. "If you look at the SRT they are a bit like a patient in and everyone is saying to him'you are the future' and trying to kick him out of bed when he is still moaning and groaning," said Ruth Banomyong, a logistics and transport expert at Thammasat University. The worst financially performing state enterprise, the SRT operates at a loss despite being endowed with large amounts of property—the SRT is one of Thailand's largest land holders, owning an estimated 39,840 hectares— and receiving large government subsidies, it reported a preliminary loss of 7.58 billion baht in 2010. Recurring government attempts at restructuring and/or privatization throughout the 2000s have always been opposed by the union and have not made any progress. SRT's failings are reflected in passenger numbers, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit have dropped from 88 million in 1994 to 44 million in 2014; the SRT has long been popularly perceived by the public as resistant to change.
Trains are late, most of its equipment is old and poorly maintained. Under the auspices of the Transport Ministry, the SRT has submitted a rehabilitation plan that will be presented to the State Enterprise Policy Commission on 30 July 2018; the commission, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is expected to approve the plan. The plan calls for SRT to become the largest railway state enterprise in ASEAN. By 2027, anticipating income growth from asset management and cost management, SRT foresees profits of over 20 billion baht. Rail freight, cheaper—only half the cost of road transport—safer, more environmentally-friendly than road transport, accounted for only 1.4 percent of freight tonnage carried in 2015. SRT aims to boost its share of cargo transport to six percent with its double track expansion by 2022. Expansion of SRT's freight service, which could earn more money than the subsidized passenger service, has been neglected for decades in favour of Thailand's roads; the SRT's poor financial performance and resistance to reform, coupled with the Asian financial crisis of 1997, resulted in stringent restraints being placed on SRT staffing.
In July 1998, the Thai cabinet issued an order that the SRT could only hire five new employees for every 100 retirees. As of 2018, the order remains in effect. SRT officials estimated in 2017 that the enterprise needed to boost staff by 20 percent to 12,000. In 2018 SRT claims that it needs 18,015 employees to operate efficiently, but only has 10,035 on staff. To make up the shortfall, the SRT hires around 4,000 "daily workers" on daily wages of 300 baht, it has caused the SRT to pay massive amounts of overtime pay to current employees. For example, one station master in Pattani was paid 61,210 in monthly salary, but an additional 102,271 baht in overtime pay. To address a long list of complaints accusing SRT of a lack of transparency in bids for projects and procurement deals, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha fired the governor and board of the State Railway of Thailand in February 2017, using his special powers under Section 44 of the interim constitution. On the Southern Line, between Hat Yai Junction and Su-ngai Kolok railway station, in the south of Songkhla Province, Pattani Province, Yala Province and Narathiwat Province there have been regul
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya is one of the central provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom and Suphan Buri; the name Ayutthaya derives from the Sanskrit word Ayodhyā, found in the Ramayana, which means "the invincible ". Grammatically, this word is composed of the morphemes a-'not' + yodhya'defeatable' + ā, a feminine suffix. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, covering 2,556 square kilometres, is on the flat river plain of the Chao Phraya River valley; the presence of the Lopburi and Pa Sak rivers makes the province a major rice farming area. The province is one of only 10 provinces with no forests. Ayutthaya was founded in 1351 by King U-Thong, it was the capital of Thailand for 417 years from 1351 until it was sacked by the Burmese army in 1767. During this era, now referred as the Ayutthaya period or Ayutthaya kingdom, Ayutthaya was ruled by 33 kings of five different dynasties; the kingdom became a major regional player, a trade center of the East, a meeting point of European merchants and Asian traders.
Notable monarchs during the Ayutthaya period include King Naresuan the Great, who liberated Ayutthaya from the first Burmese occupation and embarked on a reign of conquest, King Narai the Great, who initiated diplomatic relations with France, during the reign of Louis XIV. His reign was the golden age of culture; the city was strategically positioned. During several months of the year, the flood plains around the cities would be flooded by the many rivers around the city. Enemy sieges were thus impossible, forced to withdraw; this advantage was a contributing factor in the many failed Burmese invasions. The ruins of the old capital in the Ayutthaya historical park have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1991; the province is home to the Bang Pa-in summer palace complex. Named Krung Kao, the province was renamed Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya in 1919. According to legend, King Ramathibodi I found a beautiful conch shell buried in the ground, chose the site as the place for his capital, he placed the shell on a pedestal tray and built a pavilion around it.
The seal shows this pavilion with the provincial tree behind it. The provincial flower is the ดอกโสน Sesbania aculeata, the provincial tree is the fragrant manjack; the provincial slogan ราชธานีเก่า อู่ข้าวอู่น้ำ เลิศล้ำกานท์กวี คนดีศรีอยุธยา can be translated as "Old capital city, food larder of the country, poets laureate galore, national heroes". Honda has an automobile factory in the province. Honda produces hybrid electric vehicles and batteries for electric vehicles there, at its factory in Prachin Buri. Honda's Ayutthaya factory has an annual capacity of 300,000 units; the province is divided into 209 communes / sub-districts and 1,328 villages. There are two districts. Ayutthaya is unique among the provinces of Thailand in that the district of its seat of government is not called Mueang District, as the common scheme would suggest, but rather Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District: Ayutthaya, on the central plains, is affected by three seasons: Hot Season: March – May Rainy season: June – October Cool season: November - February Rail: Ayutthaya's main station is Ayutthaya Railway Station.
Boat: Ayutthaya has many piers that can be boarded by river cruise from Bangkok pier. Ayutthaya boasts numerous ruins; such ruins indicate. The Ayutthaya Historical Park is a vast stretch of historical sites in the heart of Ayutthaya city. There were three palaces in Ayutthaya: Grand Palace, Chantharakasem Palace or the Front Palace, Wang Lang or the Rear Palace. In addition, there were many other palaces and buildings for royal visits outside the city area of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, such as Bang Pa-In Palace at Bang Pa-in and Nakhon Luang Building in the Nakhon Luang District. Ayutthaya Kingdom Ayutthaya Historical Park Expo 2020 Ayutthaya travel guide from Wikivoyage Ayutthaya Expo 2020 Historical Park of Ayutthaya in Thai Version Provincial page, Tourism Authority of Thailand Website of province Thailand photos of Ayutthaya Ayutthaya provincial map, coat of arms and postal stamp