Chiang Mai Railway Station

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Chiang Mai Railway Station
สถานีรถไฟเชียงใหม่
Chiang Mai Train Station.jpg
Chiang Mai Railway Station
Location Charoenmueang Road, Wat Ket Subdistrict, Chiang Mai City
Owned by State Railway of Thailand
Platforms 4
Tracks 7
Other information
Station code ชม.
Services
Preceding station   State Railway of Thailand   Following station
toward Hua Lamphong
Northern Line Terminus

Chiang Mai Railway Station (SRT Code: CGM) (Thai: สถานีรถไฟเชียงใหม่ (ชม.)) is the 1st class station and the main railway station in Chiang Mai Province. This station is on the east side of the Ping River in the city of Chiang Mai. There are 10 daily trains,[1] not including Eastern and Oriental Express trains servicing this station. There are also 4 to 6 special trains at New Year, Songkran and other special festivals. In the 2004 census, Chiang Mai Station served nearly 800,000 passengers.

Brief history[edit]

Chiang Mai station opened for service for standard gauge rolling stocks on January 1, 1922. The first train was the Lampang–Chiang Mai mixed train. An additional train was the Lamphun–Chiang Mai mixed train (Which later became the second Lampang–Chiang Mai mixed train), introduced on January 15, 1922.

Northern Express had been introduced to Chiang Mai on November 1, 1922. Northern Express using Baldwin Pacific locomotives (meter gauge) and Swiss Consolidation locomotives (meter gauge) was introduced on December 21, 1926. Later, Hanomag Pacific locomotive replaced Baldwin Pacific in 1928-1929.

Frich diesel electric locomotives replaced steam locomotives for the Northern express on March 5, 1933, after a test run on November 16, 1931. The excursion train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai was also introduced on April 11, 1933.

The first Chiang Mai station building was destroyed by bombs from Allied Forces on December 21, 1943. It was rebuilt in 1945 and reopened in 1948 and Northern Express service was resumed on August 4, 1946.

Train services[edit]

The following trains serve this station:[2]

  • Nakhon Phing Express 1/2 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Special Express 9 Bangkok-Chiang Mai
  • Special Express 12 Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Special Express 13/14 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Express 51/52 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Rapid 109 Bangkok-Chiang Mai
  • Rapid 102 Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Local 407/408 Nakhon Sawan-Chiang Mai-Nakhon Sawan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Timetable & Fares". State Railway of Thailand. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Timetable & Fares". State Railway of Thailand. State Railway of Thailand. Retrieved October 28, 2014. 

Coordinates: 18°47′01″N 99°01′01″E / 18.78365°N 99.01688°E / 18.78365; 99.01688