Special excursion trains from Bangkok to Lopburi dam for January

The State Railway of Thailand is running special excursion trains to one of the nation’s most famous dams and beauty spots this month. The special services are running on weekend days until the end of January on the route from Bangkok to Pasak Jolasid Dam Station.

The first services ran last weekend and the next ones will operate this weekend, the 21 and 22 of January, and the following weekend, the 28 and 29 of January. Departure times are 07:10 from Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok.

En route, the trains call at Don Muang and all other stations in northern Bangkok as well as Ayutthaya, Saraburi and Khok Salung before arriving in Pasak Jolasid at 11:32. The return service does not leave until 15:00 and this allows passengers plenty of time to enjoy the attractions and vistas at Pasak Jolasid as well as grab a bite to eat and a drink. The return train arrives back at Hua Lamphong at 18:00.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the instigator of the project to build the dam to help with irrigation in the Pasak and Chao Phraya river valleys. The late king presided over the official naming ceremony at Pasak Jolasid Dam in 1991.

Hua Lamphong Station is the hub of Thailand’s rail network. Trains on all four major intercity lines depart from this station as well as ones on routes to central region destinations. 12GO provides advanced ticket reservation services on scheduled trains for most tourist destinations in Thailand.

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