Hua Lamphong Railway Station (Thai: สถานีรถไฟหัวลำโพง), officially known as the Bangkok Railway Station, is the main railway station in Bangkok, Thailand. It is located in the center of the city in Pathum Wan District, and is operated by the State Railway of Thailand.
The station was opened on June 25, 1916 after six years' construction. The site of the railway station was previously the national railway's maintenance centre, which moved to Makkasan in June 1910. At the location of the previous railway station nearby, a pillar commemorates the inauguration of railways 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), made a mark on early 20th century public building in Bangkok. The pair also designed Bang Khun Prom 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 underground passage to the MRT subway system with a station by the same name.
The station is also a terminus of the Eastern & Orient Express.
... The Hua Lamphong Railway Station on a sunny day Hua Lamphong in the evening Terminus State Railway of Thailand Northern Line Sam Sen Station Terminus State Railway of Thailand Northeastern ...
... Blue Line Overview System Bangkok Metro (MRT) Status 18 stations built and extension of 21 stations is under construction ... Locale Bangkok, Thailand Termini Hua Lamphong Bang Sue Stations 18 Operation Character Underground/Elevated Technical Line length 27 km (16.78 mi) Electrification 750V DC Third Rail Various ... It starts from Bang Sue Station, passing along Pracharat Sai 2 Road ...
... track condiction from Thung Song Junction (km 773 from Hua Lamphong) to Hat Yai (km 941 from Hua Lamphong) which compelled SRT to reschedule International Express No ... to rehabilitate the track from Thung Song Junction (km 773 from Hua Lamphong) to Ban Ton Done (km 872 from Hua Lamphong - 10 km South of Phatthalung station) by putting concrete sleepers for 100 Lb/yard steel rails ...
... In the table below, an italicized name indicates that the station is under construction and not yet in operation ... Code Station Name Transfer coordinates Bang Sue-Tha Phra Extension (under construction) Tha Phra (under construction) Terminal/Interchange Bang Khae Charan Sanit Wong 13 (under ...
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