End of an period – last trains to Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong in December

It’s the tip of an period as the State Railway of Thailand appears to ceasing practice services to and from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong railway station. The expensive patch of land, the place the well-known station is located, is slated for a swish new commercial growth. The decommissioning of the famous previous station will happen on the end of the 12 months.
Hua Lamphong, has been the start or finish of hundreds of thousands of journeys for over a century and is a Bangkok landmark. Originally in-built 1916, Hua Lamphong was designed by Italian duo Mario Tamagno and Annibale Rigotti. Style-wise, the enduring station is described as Italian Neo-Renaissance type – mostly seen within the balustrudes, arcades, ornamental options and accents.
Now, the land’s new development is predicted to draw 800 billion baht for the State Railway over the following 30 years. The SRT is presently 600 billion baht within the pink.
But the Hua Lamphong railway station isn’t the only land the SRT want to redevelop with land the place the Thon Buri station, Mae Nam station and the Royal City Avenue additionally being slated for redevelopment.
The redevelopments are being handled by SRT Asset Company, a privately operated subsidiary of the State Railway Authority.
But not everyone appears to be joyful. The much larger and model new Bang Sue station, which will turn into Bangkok’s new railway and transport hub, isn’t as well situated to a few of the inner city’s hottest areas. For one hundred and five years residential areas have sprung up round Hua Lamphong but the newer station is additional out of city though the newer BTS and MRT networks hyperlink to the huge Bang Sue terminal.
For residents and families that settled near Hua Lamphong, due to the convenience and links to different inner city transport, the transfer will add to costs and time as they transit across Bangkok.
Local residents have been vocal opponents to the transfer away from the previous station, claiming they’ve had little say in the transition to the model new Bangkok railway hub.
For now, regardless of the Transport Minister’s insistence that every little thing is being done to make the transition as easy as possible, a direct link to the model new hub doesn’t exist. The Ministers says Bangkok Mass Transit Authority is being requested to add new providers between the stations. At this time those plans don’t exist with the previous station’s last trains lower than 2 months away.
Bang Sue station has had its public debut, not as Bangkok’s new transport hub but as a mass vaccination centre for the capital’s Covid vaccine roll out.

PHOTO: Elements , sprawling Bang Sue Railway hub for Bangkok

PHOTO: Hua Lamphong has been the start or finish of tens of millions of journeys for over 100 yearsg

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