Bang Sue Grand Station Will Change Rail Travel in Thailand
It’s just one step toward the future of rail travel in Thailand, but it’s a big one. Bangkok’s long-awaited Bang Sue Grand Station is due to open at the end of 2021.
At some point in the near future, life in Thailand will return to a semblance of what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. And rail travel in the country is destined to get a series of much-needed upgrades that will improve the rail travel experience for residents as well as tourists. And it all starts with the opening of Bang Sue Grand Station.
The station replaces the historical and much loved Hua Lamphong station near Bangkok’s Chinatown. Bang Sue accommodates up to forty trains at the same time, as well as having an Airport Rail Link station and an MRT station. Expect a speeding up of MRT and BTS extensions as well in Bangkok as the country gets vaccinated and things begin to return to a semblance of normal.
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has also debuted a new online train ticket booking system called DTicket. You can now book tickets online in Thai or English for any scheduled train operating in Thailand.
First High-Speed Rail Station in Thailand
One of the many platforms of Bang Sue Grand Station is soon to become the focus of much attention. It’s a high-speed rail platform that will connect Bangkok to Nong Khai Station in Thailand’s Isan part of the country. This is expected to be the first step in a high-speed rail network that will take people from China to Singapore.
Once completed, the trains will establish an all-new travel experience for Southeast Asia’s residents and visitors to the region. And Bang Sue Grand Station will be the center of the future of rail travel in Thailand and the region.