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More trains for North, Northeast during Songkran break


The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has scheduled 16 extra train services from Bangkok to the North and Northeast from April 9 to 15 to cover people travelling during the Songkran break.

This move is in line with the government’s decision to ease Covid-19 measures and extend the Songkran break from three to six days (April 10 to 15), SRT governor Nirut Maneepan said.

"We expect the extra train services to accommodate up to 100,000 passengers daily,” he said.

He added that SRT will cooperate with related agencies to ensure passengers’ safety.

"SRT officials will be tested for alcohol and drugs before they start work, while no sale of alcohol on trains will be allowed,” he said.

Nirut added that the SRT had implemented measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, such as setting up screening and hand-sanitising checkpoints. Passengers, meanwhile, will be required to wear masks and check-in via the ThaiChana app.

Call the SRT hotline at 1690 or visit the @pr.railway Facebook page for more information.

Published : March 21, 2021

By : The Nation