Protests disrupt train service into capital

Bangkok-bound trains will only go so far as Bang Sue station instead of reaching the terminal at Hualamphong, due to blockades erected by anti-government protesters.

Demonstrators have been obstructing the railroad in Bangkok in order to force the trains to stop and let passengers who want to join the demonstration get off at Sam Sen train station, said Governor Praphat Chongsa-nguan of the State Railway of Thailand.

Praphat cited public safety concerns for his decision to order all inbound train services to terminate at Bang Sue station.

Trains departing from Hualamphong will depart as normal.

Railway police have also been asked to provide security at Hua Lamphong station, after reports suggest demonstrators may move in to seal off Hua Lamphong. Mr. Praphat indicated he hoped this would not happen, adding that using masses of people to do so would be considered intentional breaking of the law.

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