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Union says new Bangkok rail hub ‘not ready’

The new Krung Thep Abhiwat Central Terminal, formerly known as Bang Sue Grand Station (Bangkok Post photo)

The State Railway Workers Union of Thailand is calling on the government to defer the plan to move almost half of all long-haul rail services departing from Hua Lamphong Station to Krung Thep Abhiwat Central Terminal this week, saying the country’s new rail hub isn’t ready to accommodate the services.

The union made the call in a petition meant for Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, which was received by his secretary, Suksamruay Wanthaneeyakul on Monday.

The petition followed an announcement by the Department of Rail Transport (DRT) that 52 commercial long-haul special express, express and rapid services will depart and…

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