New, Modernised Train Carriages Come to Chiang Mai

 | Fri 15 Jul 2016 06:37 ICT

CityNews – Starting in August, the State Railway of Thailand will begin to use a fleet of Chinese built modern train carriages offering a modernised train journey along both Bangkok – Chiang Mai and Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani routes.

Train station

The new fleet of 39 carriages are fitted with wider beds, seat-mounted screens and aircraft style vacuum toilets. They will also be wheelchair friendly and will be fitted with CCTV.

There will also be no increase of ticket cost for seats on the new carriages.

The State Railway of Thailand has also ordered another 115 trains from the Chinese companies called the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation and China CNR Corporation.

For photos of the new new trains visit Bangkok Post.