Nong Pladuk Junction railway station

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Nong Pladuk Junction

สถานีรถไฟชุมทางหนองปลาดุก
อาคารสถานีรถไฟชุมทางหนองปลาดุก.jpg
LocationMu 6 (Ban Nong Pladuk), Nong Kop Sub-district, Ban Pong District, Ratchaburi
Owned byState Railway of Thailand
Line(s)Southern Line
Southern Line (Nam Tok Line)
Southern Line (Suphan Buri Line)
Platforms2
Tracks5
Other information
Station codeปด.
History
OpenedJune 1903
Services
Preceding station   State Railway of Thailand   Following station
toward Hua Lamphong
Southern Line
TerminusSouthern Line
Nam Tok Branch (Burma Railway)
toward Nam Tok
TerminusSouthern Line
Suphan Buri Branch

Nong Pladuk Junction railway station is a railway station in Nong Kop Sub-district, Ban Pong District, Ratchaburi. It is a class 3 railway station and is 64 km (39.8 mi) from Thon Buri railway station. It is on the Southern Line, and is the junction of minor branch lines, the Nam Tok Line (Death Railway) and Suphan Buri Line.

History[edit]

Nong Pladuk Junction railway station was opened in June 1903 as part of the first phase of the Southern Line construction between Thon Buri and Phetchaburi.

Burma Railway[edit]

During the Second World War, Nong Pladuk Junction became the start of the Death Railway, which ended Thanbyuzayat in Burma. Construction of the railway was coordinated by the Imperial Japanese Army, permitted to build due to an armistice signed with Thailand. Construction was started in November 1942. At the end of the war, the railway was confiscated by the British, who later sold it to the State Railway of Thailand.

In June 1963, a railway line from Nong Pladuk was opened to Suphan Buri by Sarit Thanarat.

Train services[edit]

  • Ordinary 261/262 Bangkok-Hua Hin-Bangkok
  • Local 485/486 Nong Pladuk-Nam Tok-Nong Pladuk
  • Commuter 355/356 Bangkok-Suphan Buri-Bangkok
  • Ordinary 251/252 Bang Sue Junction-Prachuap Khiri Khan-Bang Sue Junction
  • Ordinary 254/255 Lang Suan-Thon Buri-Lang Suan
  • Ordinary 257/258 Thon Buri-Nam Tok-Thon Buri
  • Ordinary 259/260 Thon Buri-Nam Tok-Thon Buri
  • Ordinary 351/352 Thon Buri-Ratchaburi-Thon Buri

References[edit]

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  • 柿崎一郎 (2010). 王国の鉄路 タイ鉄道の歴史 (in Japanese). 京都大学学術出版会. ISBN 978-4-87698-848-8.[page needed]
  • 渡邉乙弘 (2013). タイ国鉄4000キロの旅 (in Japanese). 文芸社. ISBN 978-4-286-13041-5.[page needed]
  • "หนองปลาดุก - จุดเริ่มต้นของทางรถไฟสายมรณะ" [Marsh catfish - the beginning of the Death Railway]. OKNation (in Thai). December 13, 2007.
  • "'ร้านป้าน้อย' ปลื้มปีติ! ปรุงอาหารถวายสมเด็จพระเทพฯ" ['Pa Noi's shop' has ecstatic cooking for Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn]. Thai Rath (in Thai). 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2018-10-27.


Coordinates: 13°49′04″N 99°54′39″E / 13.8177°N 99.9109°E / 13.8177; 99.9109