Southern train services from Bangkok to Hat Yai resume Saturday

Southern train services, between Bangkok and Hat Yai, resume today (Saturday), after their suspension last Sunday due to rail damage in Phatthalung and Songkhla provinces caused by heavy flooding, according to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).


After the flooding eased, repair work was stepped up on several stretches of damaged track. Inspectors have checked the repairs and have given the greenlight for the resumption of services, said the SRT.


24 trains are due to run on the repaired tracks today. They include three express services from Bangkok to Hat Yai, Su-ngai Kolok and Padang Besar, two rapid trains from Bangkok to Yala and Su-ngai Kolok, a freight train from Bangkok to Su-ngai Kolok and local services.


The train bound for Padang Besar will, however, terminate at Hat Yai, as the railway to Padang Besar is still undergoing repairs after the bombing of a freight train in Sadao district by southern insurgents on December 3rd.


Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service