Bangkok railway station

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Bangkok railway station
Six o'clock at Bangkok Railway Station.jpg
Location Rama IV Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok, 10330
Coordinates 13°44′20″N 100°31′0″E / 13.73889°N 100.51667°E / 13.73889; 100.51667Coordinates: 13°44′20″N 100°31′0″E / 13.73889°N 100.51667°E / 13.73889; 100.51667
Owned by State Railway of Thailand
Line(s) Northern Line
Northeastern Line
Eastern Line
Southern Line
Platforms 14
Connections MRT, BMTA
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HUA
Opened June 25, 1916
Passengers (22,000,000) 60,000+ per day
Preceding station   State Railway of Thailand   Following station
Terminus Northern Line
toward Chiang Mai
Terminus Northeastern Line
Terminus Northeastern Line
toward Thanaleng
Terminus Southern Line
Terminus Eastern Line
Terminus Eastern Line
Preceding station   MRT (Bangkok)   Following station
Terminus MRT Blue Line
Transfer at: Hua Lamphong
toward Tao Poon

Bangkok railway station (Thai: สถานีรถไฟกรุงเทพ), unofficially known as Hua Lamphong station (Thai: สถานีหัวลำโพง), is the main railway station in Bangkok, Thailand. It is in the center of the city in the Pathum Wan District, and is operated by the State Railway of Thailand.


The station is officially referred to by the State Railway of Thailand as Sathani Rotfai Krung Thep in Thai (Krung Thep is the transliteration of the common Thai language name of Bangkok) and Bangkok Station in English.[1] Hua Lamphong is the informal name of the station, used by both foreign travellers and locals. The station is often named as Hua Lamphong in travel guide books and in the public press.[2]

In other areas of Thailand the station is commonly referred to as Krungthep Station, and the name Hua Lamphong is not well-known.

In all documents published by the State Railway of Thailand (such as train tickets, timetables, and tour pamphlets) the station is uniformly transcribed as Krungthep (กรุงเทพฯ) in Thai.[1]


The station was opened on June 25, 1916 after six years' construction. The site of the railway station was previously occupied by the national railway's maintenance centre, which moved to Makkasan in June 1910. At the nearby site of the previous railway station a pillar commemorates the inauguration of the Thai railway network in 1897.

The station was built in an Italian Neo-Renaissance-style, with decorated wooden roofs and stained glass windows. The architecture is attributed to Turin-born Mario Tamagno, who with countryman Annibale Rigotti (1870–1968) was also responsible for the design of several other early 20th century public buildings in Bangkok. The pair designed Bang Khun Phrom Palace (1906), Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in the Royal Plaza (1907–15) and Suan Kularb Residential Hall and Throne Hall in Dusit Garden, among other buildings.

There are 14 platforms, 26 ticket booths, and two electric display boards. Hua Lamphong serves over 130 trains and approximately 60,000 passengers each day. Since 2004 the station has been connected by an underground passage to the MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit) subway system's Hua Lamphong Station.

The station is also a terminus of the Eastern and Oriental Express luxury trains.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Northeastern Line Timetable" (PDF). State Railway of Thailand. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bangkok Hualamphong Station". 
  3. ^ Perkins, Ed (2013-08-01). "10 iconic train excursions". USA Today. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 


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  • งานฉลอง 50ปี กรมรถไฟหลวง, กรมรถไฟหลวง, โรงพิมพ์กรมรถไฟ, 2490