Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has cancelled 22 trains from April 1 on the northern, southern, and northeastern lines due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, long distance trains are still running at limited capacity, with some destinations cancelled until the spread of COVID-19 can be contained. Ten trains originating in Bangkok and going to Hat Yai, Surat Thani, Trang, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and vice versa on the southern line have been cancelled. However, this line and these stations are still being served by other trains, except for Yala and Su-ngai Kolok stations which have been closed. As announced earlier, trains from Bangkok as well as 16 local trains from Hat Yai are no longer running to the two stations. On the northern line, six trains from Bangkok to Sawankhalok, to Chiang Mai, and to Sila At, and vice versa have been cancelled. On the northeastern line, six trains from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani, and to Nong Khai, and vice versa … [Read more...] about Thai railway cuts capacity, cancels 22 trains from April 1
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