The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will resume 14 local train services, starting Monday (1st March) in line with the easing of Covid-19 prevention measures throughout most of the country.
The decision is a response to rising demand for train services after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) began relaxing restrictions, the SRT public relations team said in a post on the agency’s Facebook page yesterday.
The resumed services listed are:
Eastern line trains No 275/276 Bangkok-Aranyaprathet-Bangkok and 283/284 Bangkok-Phlu Taluang-Bangkok;
Northern line trains No 209/210 Bangkok-Ban Takhli-Bangkok, 317/318 Bangkok-Lop Buri-Bangkok and 303/304 Ayutthaya-Lop Buri-Ayutthaya; and
Southern line trains No 259/260 Thon Buri-Nam Tok-Thon Buri and 251/252 Thon Buri-Prachuap Khiri Khan-Thon Buri are among those set to resume.
Services are still suspended in some areas considered at higher risk of coronavirus infections, the PR team said.
In early January, the SRT suspended rail on all weekend sightseeing routes and 30 regular passenger rail services after a second wave of Covid infections started spreading to many provinces. The aim was to limit travel that could further expand coronavirus transmission.