Bua Yai Junction Railway Station

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Bua Yai Junction Station
สถานีรถไฟชุมทางบัวใหญ่
Bua Yai Railway Station.JPG
Bua Yai Junction Railway Station
Location Kanrotfai Rd, Bua Yai Subdistrict, Bua Yai District, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30120
Coordinates 15°35′9″N 102°25′38″E / 15.58583°N 102.42722°E / 15.58583; 102.42722Coordinates: 15°35′9″N 102°25′38″E / 15.58583°N 102.42722°E / 15.58583; 102.42722
Owned by State Railway of Thailand
Line(s) Northeastern Line
Platforms 12
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code วญ.
History
Opened May 1, 1931
Traffic
64,000
Services
Preceding station   State Railway of Thailand   Following station
Ban Sok Rang Halt   Northeastern Line Lam Narai Branch   Terminus
Huai Rahat Halt   Northeastern Line Nong Khai Branch   Noen Sawat Halt

Bua Yai Junction Railway Station (Thai: สถานีรถไฟชุมทางบัวใหญ่; SRT code: วญ.) is the 1st class station and the main railway station in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. This station located in northern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province. There are 10 daily trains served to this station. Also, there are 4 to 6 special trains service in New Year, Songkran or other special festival. In the 2004 census, Bua Yai Junction Station served nearly 800,000 passengers.

History[edit]

Bua Yai Junction station was opened for service as Bua Yai station on May 1, 1931 (then called as Khorat station). Initially, it was served by mixed train from Nakhon Ratchasima. The express stopped at this station for 10-minute watering and refueling after the introduction of Khon Kaen express on November 3, 1939. Bua Yai station became Bua Yai Junction on August 19, 1967, in conjunction with the opening of Kaeng Khoi - Bua Yai Bypass route (Lam Narai Branch Line). This station is a dropping point for Chaiyaphum province (50 km from Bua Yai station) until the opening of Kaeng Khoi - Bua Yai route which changed the dropping point for Chaiyaphum province to Chatturat station (40 km from Chatturat station). Nevertheless, there are still intercity bus services from Bua Yai to Chaiyaphum because the bus terminal is just 500 meter away from Bua Yai Junction. However, the traffic between Bua Yai to Nakhon Ratchasima main depends upon railway services due to the fact that there is no bus service between Bua Yai and Nakhon Ratchasima. Today,[when?] this station is Class 1 station because it is a refueling station for many trains that pass Kaeng Khoi - Bua Yai Bypass route as well as the trains from/to Nakhon Ratchasima.

Train services[edit]

  • Express No. 69/70 Bangkok- Nong Khai- Bangkok
  • Express No. 75/76 Bangkok- Nong Khai- Bangkok
  • Express No. 77/78 Bangkok- Nong Khai- Bangkok
  • Rapid No. 133/134 Bangkok- Nong Khai- Bangkok
  • Local No. 415/418 Nakhon Ratchasima- Nong Khai- Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local No. 416/417 Udon Thani- Nakhon Ratchasima- Udon Thani
  • Local No. 429/430 Nakhon Ratchasima- Bua Yai Junction- Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local No. 431/432 Kaeng Khoi Junction- Khon Kaen- Kaeng Khoi Junction (via Nakhon Ratchasima)
  • Local No. 433/434 Kaeng Khoi Junction- Bua Yai Junction- Kaeng Khoi Junction (via Lam Narai)
  • Local No. 439/440 Kaeng Khoi Junction- Bua Yai Junction- Kaeng Khoi Junction (via Lam Narai)

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