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


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