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    Fifty fascinating years in Wonderland

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 14/04/2019

    » Having first arrived in Thailand a few days before Songkran, each year the festival approaches it sparks memories of those early days in the Kingdom. This year is slightly more significant because earlier this week marked my 50th year in Thailand, or to put it another way, roughly 18,250 days. That sounds decidedly scary. The frightening thing is that I can remember those early days better than the events of last week. The immature youth is now an immature wrinkly.


    Jica proposes underground railway in Yangon

    Published on 11/08/2015

    » The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) will provide US$250 million (8.8 billion baht) to upgrade Yangon’s circular railway and has also proposed building two underground railway lines, as well as a light rapid transit system to improve the flow of traffic around the city.


    Train hits bus at railway crossing, killing 3, injuring 30

    Online Reporters, Published on 03/04/2016

    » NAKHON PATHOM -- Three people were killed and about 30 others injured after a train hit a double-decker bus at a railway crossing in tambon Ngiew Rai in Nakhon Chaisi district on Sunday, media reports said.


    Ageing rail line breaking down

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 27/04/2012

    » The SRT governors admits 60 percent of nation's rail tracks are old and could cause more derailments like the one at Don Muang last Tuesday, but replacing them will be a long-term process.

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    Japan railway appoints cat as stationmaster

    Published on 11/08/2015

    » WAKAYAMA, JAPAN — A local Japanese railway, which mourned the death in June of a cat credited with rescuing it from financial difficulties by serving as a stationmaster, appointed another cat as its successor Tuesday, hoping the feline legacy will continue attracting passengers.


    Trip to Phetchaburi

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/05/2019

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Phetchaburi Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are co-organising special train trips to the old city of Phetchaburi every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays throughout May.


    Just the way it is...

    News, Postbag, Published on 27/05/2019

    » The headline on the March 26 Sunday editorial, "Politicians must put public first", caught my eye. "The interruption gave the impression that some politicians are still self-serving, rather than serving both their voters and their country. This is unfortunate." It may indeed be unfortunate, but self-serving politicians are a Thai political reality, a way of life, and no amount of rhetoric, public or private, will ever bring this practice to an end.


    Yingluck must apologise to the people

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 12/11/2013

    » The mood of quite a few protesters has clearly gone beyond the blanket amnesty issue. The shouts of "Yingluck get out" that resonated at every protest site – Samsen railway station, Silom, Asoke intersection and Ratchadamnoen – along with the ear-deafening whistle blowing are indicative of the mood.


    River Kwai Fair

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 03/12/2015

    » The annual River Kwai Bridge and Red Cross Fair runs until Dec 7 at the River Kwai Bridge and Klib Bua Field in Muang district, Kanchanaburi. The event is held under the concept of "70 Years Of Peace in Kanchanaburi". A highlight is a light and sound show depicting the history of the bridge and the "Death Railway", which were constructed by POWs during World War II. Also, there are the Provincial Red Cross Council's shops, government agencies and public enterprises' exhibitions, concerts by famous singers and bands, a mini motor show and amusement park.


    Delay to line opening hits tourist visits

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 02/12/2015

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has extended the closure of the Ban Laem-Mae Klong rail route for another four months after maintenance work fell behind schedule.

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