Surat Thani railway station

Surat Thani railway station (SRT Code: SRN) is the main railway station in Surat Thani Province, Thailand. It is on the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) Southern Line, located 635.106 km from Thon Buri railway station. The station is on the east bank of Tapi River in Tha Kham town, Phun Phin District. Surat Thani Station first opened in 1915, and was originally named Phun Phin Station. The name was later changed to "Surat Thani railway station".[citation needed]

Surat Thani

สุราษฎร์ธานี
Surat Thani railway station.jpg
Train station building
General information
LocationNational Highway No.4008, Tha Kham Subdistrict, Phunphin District, Surat Thani
Owned byState Railway of Thailand
Line(s)Southern Line
Other information
Station codeรท.
History
Opened1915
Rebuilt1954
Services
Preceding station Emblem of the State Railway of Thailand.svg State Railway of Thailand Following station
Ban Thung Pho Junction
towards Bangkok
Southern Line Khao Hua Khwai
Train platform with signboard

It is also the station to alight for passengers traveling to Ko Samui.

HistoryEdit

In World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army used the station as a base for military activity. The station and the Chulachomklao Bridge (then named Tha Kham) across the Tapi were both bombed in May 1945 by American aircraft. The RSR (former name of the SRT) built a new station, called Surat Thani 2 railway station, on the north bank of the Tapi River opposite the old station.[citation needed]

Surat Thani 2 railway station was demolished after the Chulachomklao Bridge was opened for traffic in a ceremony on 16 February 1953, and the new Surat Thani Station building was finished in 1954.[citation needed]

Train servicesEdit

Currently,[when?] Surat Thani railway station serves 28 trains per day, all of them served by SRT.

  1. International Express train No. 45 / 46 Bangkok - Padang Besar - Bangkok
  2. Thaksinnarath Special Express train No.31 / 32 Bangkok - Hat Yai - Bangkok
  3. Thaksin Special Express train No. 37 / 38 Bangkok - Sungai Kolok - Bangkok
  4. Diesel Rail Special Express train No. 39 / 40 Bangkok - Surat Thani - Bangkok
  5. Diesel Rail Special Express train No. 41 / 42 Bangkok - Yala - Bangkok
  6. Diesel Rail Special Express train No. 43 / 44 Bangkok - Surat Thani - Bangkok
  7. Express train No. 83 / 84 Bangkok - Trang - Bangkok
  8. Express train No. 85 / 86 Bangkok - Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok
  9. Rapid train No. 167 / 168 Bangkok - Kantang - Bangkok
  10. Rapid train No. 169 / 170 Bangkok - Yala - Bangkok
  11. Rapid train No. 171 / 172 Bangkok - Sungai Kolok - Bangkok
  12. Rapid train No. 173 / 174 Bangkok - Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok
  13. Local train No. 445 / 446 Chumphon - Hat Yai - Chumphon
  14. Local train No. 447 / 448 Surat Thani - Sungai Kolok - Surat Thani
  15. Local train No. 489 / 490 Surat Thani - Khiri Rat Nikhom - Surat Thani
  16. Eastern & Oriental Express train No. 500 / 501 Bangkok - Singapore - Bangkok

TransportationEdit

The red bus connects the train station with downtown Surat Thani City, leaving every 15 minutes. Minibuses to other districts such as Chaiya, Wiang Sa, and Ban Na, are also available.

NotesEdit

  • Rapid train No. 167 Bangkok - Kantang arrives here at about 7.47 a.m. daily and stops for about 15 minutes to remove some of the carriages.
  • Rapid train No. 174 Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok arrives here at about 4.47 p.m. daily. After all passengers have boarded, the locomotive will be removed to bring 3 carriages to connect to the train before departing.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 9°6′14″N 99°13′50″E / 9.10389°N 99.23056°E / 9.10389; 99.23056