Surat Thani Railway Station
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|Surat Thani Station|
Train station building
|Owned by||State Railway of Thailand|
Surat Thani Railway Station (SRT Code: SRN) is the main railway station in Surat Thani Province, Thailand. It is located on the SRT Southern Line, at 651 kilometres from Bangkok. The station is on the east bank of Tapi River in Tha Kham town, Phun Phin district. Surat Thani Station first opened in 1915, and was originally named Phun Phin Station. The name was later changed to "Surat Thani Railway Station".
In World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army used the station as a base for military activity. The station and the Chulachomklao Bridge (then named Tha Kham) across the Tapi were both bombed in May 1945 by American aircraft. The R.S.R. (former name of S.R.T.) built a new station, called Surat Thani 2 Railway Station, on the northern bank of the Tapi River opposite the old station.
Surat Thani 2 Railway Station was demolished after the Chulachonklao Bridge was opened for traffic in a ceremony on 16 February 1953, and the new building of Surat Thani Station was finished in 1954.
Currently, Surat Thani Railway Station serves 28 trains per day, all of them served by S.R.T.
- International Express Train No. 35 / 36 Bangkok - Butterworth - Bangkok
- Thaksin Special Express Train No. 37 / 38 Bangkok - Sungai Kolok - Bangkok
- Diesel Rail Special Express Train No. 39 / 40 Bangkok - Surat Thani - Bangkok
- Diesel Rail Special Express Train No. 41 / 42 Bangkok - Yala - Bangkok
- Diesel Rail Special Express Train No. 43 / 44 Bangkok - Surat Thani - Bangkok
- Express Train No. 83 / 84 Bangkok - Trang - Bangkok
- Express Train No. 85 / 86 Bangkok - Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok
- Rapid Train No. 167 / 168 Bangkok - Kantang - Bangkok
- Rapid Train No. 169 / 170 Bangkok - Yala - Bangkok
- Rapid Train No. 171 / 172 Bangkok - Sungai Kolok - Bangkok
- Rapid Train No. 173 / 174 Bangkok - Nakhon Si Thammarat - Bangkok
- Local Train No. 445 / 446 Chumphon - Hat Yai - Chumporn
- Local Train No. 447 / 448 Surat Thani - Sungai Kolok - Surat Thani
- Local Train No. 489 / 490 Surat Thani - Kirirat Nikhom - Surat Thani
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