In change of plans, trains will still roll out from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong

Photo: Public Relations Dept.
Photo: Public Relations Dept.

The opening of a sprawling new cathedral to rail travel in northwest Bangkok was supposed to be the end of the line for historic Hua Lamphong.

The state rail agency walked that back this week, saying that the century-old terminal officially known as the Bangkok Rail Station, will remain in limited service after Bang Sue Central Station opens as soon as next year (but probably not).

Some rail services will continue with part of the building turned into a railway museum.

The railway authority made it clear that has yet to decide which lines would remain in service, but it’s good to know the old terminal will remain in use. Remember when Don Mueang Airport said goodbye forever?

When Bang Sue Central opens, it will cover 30 hectares and connect the Airport Rail Link, MRT system, bus services and future high-speed rail lines. It will also be full of shops selling crap.

Related:

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