Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station

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Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station
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Location Mukkhamontri Rd, Nai Muang, Muang, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30000
Owned by State Railway of Thailand
Line(s) Northeastern Line
Platforms 12
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code รส.
History
Opened 11 November 1900
Rebuilt 24 June 1955
(World War II Bombed)
Traffic
64,000
Services
Preceding station   State Railway of Thailand   Following station
toward Hua Lamphong
Northeastern Line
toward Hua Lamphong
Northeastern Line
toward Thanaleng

Nakhon Ratchasima Railway Station is a 1st class station and the main railway station in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. This station located in west side of the city of Nakhon Ratchasima. There are 18 daily trains, 1 E&O trains served to this station. Also, there are 4 to 6 special trains service in New Year, Songkran or other special festival. In the 2008 census, Nakhon Ratchasima Station served nearly 800,000 passengers.

History[edit]

Nakhon Ratchasima station was opened for service as Khorat Station using Standard gauge rolling stock on 11 November 1900. The opening ceremony was performed by King Chulalongkorn on 21 December 1900 as the terminus for the Nakhon Ratchasima Line from Bangkok.

The station was the terminus for the Northeastern region for about 20 years until the opening of the Tha Chang section of the Ubon Ratchathani Line on 1 November 1922. The gauge had previously been changed from standard gauge (4 ft 812 in) to one meter (1m) gauge and this work was completed in July 1922.

The station name was changed from Khorat station to Nakhon Ratchasima station in 1934.

The weekly Northeastern Express to Ubon Ratchathani (then called the Varindr terminus) was introduced to Ubon Ratchathani on 19 March 1938. Diesel Electric Locomotive power from Frich and SLM ran from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima and the rest of the route (Nakhon Ratchasima station - Varindr) was covered by Hanomag Pacific Steam Locomotive. A weekly express to Khonkaen was introduced on 3 November 1939 and it was extended to Udon Thani on 24 June 1941, the opening day of Udon Thani station.

The station was bombed during World War II and the present station building replaced the wooden building on 24 June 1955 along with the construction of a new depot and maintenance center.

Train services[edit]

  • Diesel Railcar Special Express train No. 21 from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Diesel Railcar Special Express train No. 22 from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok
  • Express train No. 67 from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Express train No. 68 from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok
  • Diesel Railcar Express train No. 73 from Bangkok to Sikhoraphum
  • Diesel Railcar Express train No. 72 from Sikhoraphum to Bangkok
  • Diesel Railcar Express train No. 71 from Bangkok to Sisaket
  • Diesel Railcar Express train No. 74 from Sisaket to Bangkok
  • Diesel Railcar Express train No. 77 from Bangkok to Nong Khai
  • Diesel Railcar Express train No. 78 Udon Thani to Bangkok
  • Rapid train No. 135 from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Rapid train No. 136 from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok
  • Rapid train No. 139 from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Rapid train No. 140 from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok
  • Rapid train No. 141 from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Rapid train No. 142 from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok
  • Rapid train No. 143 from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Rapid train No. 144 from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok
  • Rapid train No. 145 from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Rapid train No. 146 from Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok
  • Ordinary train No. 233 from Bangkok to Surin
  • Ordinary train No. 234 from Surin to Bangkok
  • Local train No. 415 from Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai
  • Local train No. 418 from Nong Khaito Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local train No. 416 from Nakhon Ratchasima to Udon Thani
  • Local train No. 417 from Udon Thani to Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local train No. 419 from Nakhon Ratchasima to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Local train No. 420 from Ubon Ratchathani to Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local train No. 421 from Nakhon Ratchasima to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Local train No. 426 from Ubon Ratchathani to Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local train No. 424 from Samrong Thab to Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local train No. 427 from Nakhon Ratchasima to Ubon Ratchathani
  • Local train No. 428 from Ubon Ratchathani to Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local train No. 429 from Nakhon Ratchasima to Bua Yai junction
  • Local train No. 430 from Bua Yai junction to Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Local train No. 431 from Kaeng Khoi junction to Khon Kaen
  • Local train No. 432 from Khon Kaen to Kaeng Khoi junction

References[edit]

  • Annual Report on Royal Siamese State Railways in the Year Buddhist Era 2477. Royal State Railway Printing Office, BE 2481. 1938 – via National Archives of Thailand. 
  • Karn Rot Fai Thai. Royal State Railway Printing Office, BE 2484. 1941 – via National Library of Thailand. 
  • In Memory of Prince Purajat Jaiyakorn. Royal State Railway Printing Office, April BE 2480. 1937. 
  • Ngan Chalong 50 Pee Rot Fa Luang. Royal State Railway Printing Office, April BE 2490. 1947. 

Coordinates: 14°58′21″N 102°04′44″E / 14.972429°N 102.0789528°E / 14.972429; 102.0789528