NB: This page is now out of date. Please refer to our page about Bang Sue Grand Station instead.
Bang Sue Central Station is on track to become Bangkok’s new main train station, replacing Hua Lamphong the current main train terminus in Bangkok, in 2021.
About Bang Sue Central Station
Once completed, Bang Sue Central Station will become South East Asia’s largest train station, a position currently held by KL Sentral Station in Malaysia. The new train station is being built near the existing Bang Sue Junction Railway Station and like Bang Sue Junction Railway all trains on the three main intercity lines will pass through Bang Sue Central Station:
- Northern Line: Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
- Southern Line: Bangkok to Padang Besar and Sungai Kolok, both near the border with Malaysia.
- North Eastern Line: Bangkok to Nong Khai and Ubon Ratchathani, both near the border with Laos.
- Eastern Line: Bangkok to Pattaya and Aranyprathet, near the border with Cambodia.
Trains on the Kanchanburi Line running to Nam Tok will continue to depart from Thonburi Railway Station, however, Bang Sue Central Station will also be connected to a number of suburban and commuter services making it easy to reach from other transport hubs, particular Thailand’s major airports:
- MRT Blue Line: Bangkok’s underground train line running through Central Bangkok.
- SRT Dark Red Line: Suburban rail link currently under construction which will connect Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus with Maha Chai in Samut Sakhon Province.
- SRT Light Red Line: Another suburban line currently under construction which will connect Sala Ya Railway Station to Hua Mak Railway Station in Bangkok.
- Airport Rail Link: Electric train service currently connecting Central Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is being extended in the future to connect Don Mueang Airport with U-Tapao Airport near Pattaya.
Bang Sue Central Station will have 4 levels covering a floor space of 274,192 square metres:
- Basement Level: Underground car park and MRT station.
- First Level: Ticket concourse, retail units, and passenger waiting area.
- Second Level: 12 platform serving existing intercity train services and the SRT Dark Red Line and SRT Light Red Line services.
- Third Level: 10 platforms for the high speed train services to Nong Khai, Chiang Mai and South towards Malaysia which are all currently being developed, as well as the Airport Railway Link.
Station Under Construction
The building and train tracks were all finished when we visited in January 2019. The building now needs to be fitted out. The interiors have not been started, nor all the all important electrics and signalling installations.
The aim is to get Bang Sue Central Station fully operational as a railway station in early 2021. This may happen, however, there are lots of tricky things to complete and lots of work which needs to be done changing timetables, letting retail spaces, training staff, coordinating changes in services with other train stations, and informing the public of changes services on all major train lines, all of which may well push back the completion date to later in 2021, and possibly even 2022.
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Location of Bang Sue Central Station
Bang Sue Central Station is located 10.4 km by road to the north east of the Khao San Road.