SRT resumes services on eight routes to reduce crowd


State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will resume services on some train routes after most of the services were shut down to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as per the government’s policies, SRT governor Nirut Maneephan said. 

“Currently there are only 12 trains running to northern and eastern states, making the platforms and trains crowded, as a result SRT is unable to enforce social distancing,” he said. “The SRT therefore has decided to add eight more trains to selected the final destination from April 28 [Tuesday] to facilitate commuters’ travel and enhance efficiency in Covid-19 prevention. 

Train No 317 Bangkok-Lopburi started running from Tuesday. 

Trains that will resume from Wednesday (April 29) are: 

– No 318 Lopburi – Bangkok 

– No 339 Bangkok – Kaeng Khoy 

– No 340 Kaeng Khoy – Bangkok 

– No 379 Bangkok – Hua Ta Khe 

– No 380 Hua Ta Khe – Bangkok 

– No 389 Bangkok – Chachoengsao 

– No 390 Chachoengsao – Bangkok