Nakhon Phing Express

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Nakhon Phing Express
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Nakhon Phing Express passenger carriages at Chiang Mai Railway Station
Overview
Service type Inter-city
Status Operating
Locale Northern Thailand and Central Thailand
First service 13 April 1987 (1987-04-13)
Current operator(s) State Railway of Thailand
Route
Start Hua Lamphong
Stops 18
End Chiang Mai
Distance travelled 751 mi (1,209 km)
Average journey time 14 hours
Service frequency once a day
Train number(s) 1-2
On-board services
Class(es) First and second class
Disabled access Fully accessible
Catering facilities At-seat meals in food class
Baggage facilities Yes
Technical
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge

Express Nakhon Phing (Thai: รถด่วนพิเศษนครพิงค์) is a Special Express Train that is operated by the State Railway of Thailand. The trains designated as Express Nakhon Phing are Train No. 1 for Bangkok - Chiang Mai and Train No. 2 for Chiang Mai - Bangkok. These trains offer 1st and 2nd class sleeping cars, and a restaurant car, but no seating accommodation or 3rd class cars. The Express Nakhon Phing is regarded to be the best train offered by the SRT.

Brief history[edit]

The Nakhon Phing Special Express was introduced on 13 April 1987, as the part of Visit Thailand Year 1987 and supplant the Northern Express by the schedule of the old Northern Express (now Special Express 13/14 - introduced on 1 November 1922).

The Nakhon Phing Special Express has become a model for Thai Railway services since 2002 along with the International Express 35/36, Thaksin Special Express 37/38, and DMU Special Express 21/22.

Timetable[edit]

Train Number 1 Bangkok - Chiang Mai Times effective from 1 June 2012

  • Bangkok (กรุงเทพ) - 18.10
  • Sam Sen (สามเสน) - 18.23
  • Bangsue Junction (ชุมทางบางซื่อ) - 18.31
  • Bang Khen (บางเขน) - 18.43
  • Lak Si (หลักสี่) - 18.49
  • Don Mueang (ดอนเมือง) 18.55
  • Rang Sit (รังสิต) - 19.06
  • Ayutthaya (อยุธยา) - 19.44
  • Lop Buri (ลพบุรี) - 20.40
  • Nakhon Sawan (นครสวรรค์) 22.10
  • Chum Sang (ชุมแสง) - 22.40
  • Phitsanulok (พิษณุโลก) - 00.08
  • Sila At (ศิลาอาสน์) - 01.47
  • Den Chai (เด่นชัย) - 03.00
  • Lampang (นครลำปาง) - 05.25
  • Khun Tan (ขุนตาน) - 06.37
  • Lam Phun (ลำพูน) - 07.38
  • Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่) - 08.15

Train Number 2 Chiang Mai - Bangkok

  • Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่) - 17.00
  • Lam Phun (ลำพูน) - 17.22
  • Khun Tan (ขุนตาน) - 18.21
  • Lampang (นครลำปาง) - 19.17
  • Den Chai (เด่นชัย) - 21.31
  • Sila At (ศิลาอาสน์) - 22.33
  • Phitsanulok (พิษณุโลก) - 00.04
  • Nakhon Sawan (นครสวรรค์) - 02.09
  • Lop Buri (ลพบุรี) - 03.53
  • Ayutthaya (อยุธยา) - 04.58
  • Rang Sit (รังสิต) - 05.45
  • Don Mueang (ดอนเมือง) - 05.56
  • Lak Si (หลักสี่) - 06.05
  • Bang Khen (บางเขน) - 06.15
  • Bangsue Junction (ชุมทางบางซื่อ) - 06.26
  • Sam Sen (สามเสน) - 06.36
  • Bangkok (กรุงเทพ) - 06.50

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