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Baan Meesri Serviced Residence, Near Surat Thani Railway Station

Baan Meesri Serviced Residence, Near Surat Thani Railway Station

Baan Meesri Serviced Residence is the better of the three hotels located in Phunphin town, where Surat Thani train station is located – remember Phunphin town is 16 km from…

Queen Hotel, Near Surat Thani Railway Station

Queen Hotel, Near Surat Thani Railway Station

One of the strange things about Surat Thani Railway Station is that it is not in Surat Thani, but another town called Phunphin about 16 km away. There are no…

Important People in the Development of Thai Railways, Part 2: James McCarthy

Important People in the Development of Thai Railways, Part 2: James McCarthy

No survey no railway line A critical requirement in the construction of a railway system is a map showing national borders, location of towns and terrain. Much of Thailand (or…

Important People in the Development of Thai Railways, Part 1: King Chulalongkorn

Important People in the Development of Thai Railways, Part 1: King Chulalongkorn

Father of the Thai Railway Network King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) is considered the ‘father’ of the modern Thai Railway system, as it was during his reign that the first railway lines…

How to get from Surat Thani Railway station to Surat Thani town

How to get from Surat Thani Railway station to Surat Thani town

Surat Thani train station is located about 16 km away from the centre of Surat Thani town. There are two ways to do the journey from Surat Thani train station…

Thailand Ends Railway Loan Talks with China

Thailand Ends Railway Loan Talks with China

After more than 12 months of talks with China, and a partial agreement for a loan to made for the co-financing of Thailand’s first high speed railway link, Thailand’s PM Prayut…