Bangkok Noi Railway Station
|Address||Bangkok Noi District, Bangkok
|Opened||19 June 1903|
|Closed||4 October 2003|
The old Thonburi Railway Station, originally known as Bangkok Noi Railway Station, is a former railway station in Bangkok, Thailand. It was the terminus of the Southern Line of Thailand's national rail network from 1903 to 1999.
The Bangkok Noi Railway Station was opened on 19 June 1903, and served as the terminus of the Southern Line of the State Railway of Thailand's national rail network. In 1942, the station was renamed Thonburi Station. During World War II, the station became strategically important as the Japanese base of operations for supplying the construction of the Burma Railway. It was severely damaged by repeated Allied bombing in December 1944 and March 1945. The station was rebuilt in 1950 to designs by Mom Chao Vodhayakara Varavarn, though its importance decreased toward the end of the twentieth century as more Southern Line trains were rerouted to terminate at Hua Lamphong Station. (The Southern Line had been connected to the Northern, Northeastern and Eastern Lines with the construction of Rama VI Bridge in 1927.) In 1999, to celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej's seventy-second birthday, the station and its surrounding areas were redeveloped into a park and parking and service areas for Siriraj Hospital. A new station (known as Bangkok Noi Station until 2003, now known as (new) Thonburi Station) was built about 900 metres from the original station to replace it as the Southern terminus. Trains to the old station continued until 3 October 2003. Ownership of its grounds was subsequently transferred to Siriraj Hospital to serve as the site of the Sayamindradhiraj Medical Institute. The station building is now open as Sirirajphimukhsthan Museum, administered by the hospital.
- Zoom (20 March 2011). "จากสถานีบางกอกน้อย สู่...โรงพยาบาลศิริราช" [From Bangkok Noi Station to Siriraj Hospital]. Thai Rath.