Historic Hua Lamphong to become museum

A century after it opened, Bangkok’s storied Hua Lamphong Railway Station will be retired from service and turned into a museum.

When construction is completed on a new station in the capital’s Chatuchak district within four years, the architecturally significant station will be taken out of operation, State railway Governor Witthichart Kalayanamitr announced.


Rendering of the Bang Sue Grand Station. Image: Asian Engineering Consulting Corp.

The new station at Bang Sue will be a transit nexus linking several existing and future rail lines extending out through the region.

He said Hua Lamphong would be turned into a museum, according to state media.

Hua Lamphong, officially known as the Bangkok Railway Station, opened in 1916 on what had been the maintenance yards prior to their relocation to Makkasan. It was designed by Italian architects Mario Tamagno and Annibale Rigotti, who also designed the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and Wat Benchamabophit.

Photo: Stefan Maurer

 

Got it? Now watch the latest from Coconuts TV!

 

Subscribe to The Coconuts Podcast for top trending news and pop culture from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong every Friday!



Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply


BECOME A COCO+ MEMBER

Support local news and join a community of like-minded
“Coconauts” across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Join Now
Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

Exclusive in Thailand: Iconic restaurants and bars at Hilton’s hotels

PRESENTED BY

MOST POPULAR