Treat dad to a steam train ride on Father’s Day
Tickets for the December 5 Bangkok-Chachoengsao steam train ride will go on sale from Sunday (November 5), the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) announced on Thursday.
December 5 is National Father’s Day and celebrate the birth anniversary of Thailand’s beloved monarch the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX).
Ekarat Sirarayanphong, SRT’s public relations director, said SRT will use Pacific steam locomotives No 824 and 850 which were built just after World War II by Nippon Sharyo Co. The trains are normally kept at the Thonburi Locomotive Depot, also known as Bangkok Noi Train Station.
The trains will leave Hua Lamphong station at 8.10am and arrive at Chachoengsao station around 9.50am. Passengers will have six hours to check out tourist attractions in Chaochoengsao before the trains depart on the return journey to Bangkok at 4.30pm.
Highlights include making merit at Chaochoengsao’s famous temples and shopping at the 100-year-old local market for a variety of street foods and souvenirs.
The trains will also stop at Makkasan, Klong Ton and Huamark stations in Bangkok to pick up and drop off passengers.
Tickets cost 329 baht for ordinary carriages and 799 baht for air-conditioned carriages. Snacks and drinking water are included.
Reservations can be made via the D-Ticket mobile application or at any train station. Call SRT at 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th for more information.