Taling Chan Station

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Taling Chan
ตลิ่งชัน
 SRT 
Taling Chan Railway Station.jpg
LocationSoi Chimphli 12, Chimphli Road, Chimphli Subdistrict, Taling Chan, Bangkok
Owned byState Railway of Thailand
Line(s)Southern Line
SRT Light Red Line
Platforms3 (Mainline)
4 (Red Line)
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeตช.
History
RebuiltSeptember 2009
Services
Preceding station   State Railway of Thailand   Following station
toward Bangkok
Southern Line
Bang Ramat Halt   Southern Line Thon Buri Line   Terminus
TerminusSRT Light Red Line
toward Bang Sue

Taling Chan Station is a railway station located in Taling Chan District, Bangkok. It is operated by the State Railway of Thailand and serves two routes: the Southern Main Line and the Bang Son-Taling Chan SRT Light Red Line. It is located 22.136 kilometres from Bangkok Railway Station. Taling Chan Junction serves as a junction for the mainline from Bangkok and the short branchline to Thon Buri Railway Station, near Siriraj Hospital.

Taling Chan Station is also the terminus for the current Light Red Line from Bang Son. In the past, the station building was a wooden structure with about 5 platforms. Since 2009, the station has been rebuilt to concrete and other tracks were removed for the SRT Light Red Line new tracks.

Train services[edit]

  • Ordinary 261/262 Bangkok-Hua Hin-Bangkok
  • Rapid 171/172 Bangkok-Sungai Kolok-Bangkok
  • Rapid 169/170 Bangkok-Yala-Bangkok
  • 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
  • Rapid 177/178 Thon Buri-Lang Suan-Thon Buri
  • Commuter 919/920 [1,2,3,4,5] Thon Buri-Salaya-Thon Buri

1979 Taling Chan rail accident[edit]

The accident occurred at dawn on 21 August 1979. A congested Ratchaburi-Thon Buri train (No.165, now 352) approached the intersection around Taling Chan Junction and was collided by a freight train from Bang Sue Junction to Padang Besar, due to having gone through a red signal. The freight train collided into the passenger train in the middle section and caused derailments for both trains. There were 51 deaths and 138 injured, the majority of the passengers being students and merchants coming for trade near Thon Buri Station. The accident was one of the most severe rail disasters in Thailand.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 13°47′21″N 100°26′21″E / 13.7893°N 100.4393°E / 13.7893; 100.4393