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Train services resume as far south as Nakhon Si

A section of the repaired southern rail track in Bang Saphan district, Prachuap Khiri Khan.(State Railway of Thailand photo)

Track repairs between Bang Saphan Yai and Cha Muang stations in Prachuap Khiri Khan province were completed and train services resumed between Bangkok and Thung Song junction in Nakhon Si Thammarat in the South on Thursday.

The line further south was still closed by flood damage and services remained suspended.

The State Railway of Thailand said the following southbound trains that earlier departed Bangkok had reached Thung Song  –  trains No. 171 originally to Sungai Kolok, 173 and 85 to Nakhon Si Thammarat, 167 to Kantang, 83 to Trang, and 41 to Yala.

Operating normally were trains Nos. 261 to Hua Hin, 251 to Prachuap Khiri Khan, 43 to Surat Thani and 255 to Lang Suan.

From the South to Bangkok, operating normally were trains No. 252 from Prachuap Khiri Khan, 262 from Hua Hin, 40 from Surat Tani and 254 from Lang Suan.

Those departng Thung Song junction station were trains Nos. 174 and 86 originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, 168 from Kantang, 42 from Yala, 84 from Trang, and 172 and 38 from Sungai Kolok.

Other train services south were halted.

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