Think of it as a ‘soft opening’
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has announced the opening of the new elevated Hua Hin Train Station, set to commence partial operations on December 11, 2023.
According to the SRT’s announcement made on November 17, the initial phase of the station’s opening will focus on ticketing services.
Additional facilities, including retail spaces and other station amenities, are slated to open progressively over the coming months.
The State Railway of Thailand recently announced the first of the services that will use the new dual track line.
However, it is now understood that from December 15 all trains to Hua Hin will now use the new elevated train station.
Coinciding with the station’s opening, a revised train schedule will also be introduced from December 15, 2023 [available below].
This update is designed to accommodate the newly implemented double-track system, a substantial upgrade that promises to enhance the efficiency of rail travel in the region.
The introduction of the double-track system is a key component of the Southern Line double-track railway project.
Phase 1 of this ambitious project, covering a distance of 421 kilometers from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon, is nearing completion with over 98% of the work already done.
This advancement is a significant milestone in the nation’s transportation sector, aiming to revitalize and modernize rail travel in Thailand.
A notable benefit of the new dual track line is the reduced travel time between Hua Hin and Bangkok, now estimated to be approximately three hours. This marks a substantial improvement over current travel times.
As for the old station, while there is yet to be an official announcement, it is understood the station will remain in place. A popular tourist attraction in its own right, the station is expected to become a museum or historical attraction.
Regarding the timetable that will come to effect from Dec 15, you can find information about that below. It should be noted that trains from Hua Hin to Bangkok now arrive at Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal.
Tickets can be purchased in person from Hua Hin Train Station or via dticket.railway.co.th/.
For more information, contact Hua Hin Train Station on: 032 511 073 or the SRT hotline on 1690.
Further details will be available in due course.