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Historical parks, museums reopening and special trains running

By Peeranut P., Sanook.com

AS the coronavirus pandemic has started to come under control the Fine Arts Department today (20.5.2020) announced the reopening of historical parks and national museums from Friday May 22 onward while the State Railway of Thailand has launched a temporary special train service, Sanook.com reported.

These parks and museums were shut for over two months with the onset of the Covid-19 infection after this department ordered their closure to prevent people gathering in big and small groups.

However today with the daily number of new Covid-19 patients having dwindled to single digit, and many province no longer having any new cases, these sites will again be reopen come Friday but under strict coronavirus security measures.

Meanwhile the State Railway of Thailand also announced that it is running six special passenger trains on the northern and northeastern routes for 30 days from today onward with there being a minute-long stop at Don Mueang Station.

This is to meet the travel needs of the people with the special train schedule being as follows:

  1. Northern Line: Express Train No. 9051, Bangkok – Chiang Mai, arrives at Don Mueang Station at 6.17 a.m. and departs from this station at 6:18 a.m.
  2. Northern Line: Express train No. 9052, Chiang Mai – Bangkok, arrives at Don Mueang Station at 5.43 p.m. and departs from this station at 5.44 p.m.
  3. Northeast Line: Express Train No. 9071, Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani, arrives at Don Mueang Station at 6.33 a.m. and departs from this station at 6.34 a.m.
  4. Northeast Line: Express Train No. 9072, Ubon Ratchathani – Bangkok, arrives at Don Mueang Station at 2.14 p.m. and departs from this station at 2.15 p.m.
  5. Northeast Line: Express Train No. 9075, Bangkok – Nong Khai, arrives at Don Mueang Station at 7.24 a.m. and departs from this station at 7.25 a.m.
  6. Northeast Line: Express Train No. 9076, Nong Khai – Bangkok, arrives at Don Mueang Station at 3.58 p.m. and departs from the station at 3.59 p.m.

For more information please contact 24-hour customer service centre at 1690, or visit the State Railway of Thailand Facebook page or go to the station.

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Top: The mesmerizing Ayutthaya Historical Park. Photo: Sanook.com

Insert: A train leaving Hua Lamphong Station in  Bangkok. Photo: Sanook.com

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