Special Railway Carriage for Cyclists in Thailand

March 26, 2014

cycling carriage

If you are cyclist in Thailand, you might be interested that the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) are making an extra effort to help cyclists travel around the country. Normally you would have to put your bicycle in the guard compartment, or if there isn’t one, try and find enough space by your seat. On express trains this might not be possible. Now the SRT are converting 3rd Class carriages to be special transport for cyclists and their bicycles. The above picture tweeted by rail fan @hamzterzkub is of the prototype on display at Hua Lamphong for the 117th Anniversary of the SRT. This finishes today if you want to go and see for yourself. I’m planning to join the first trip with this carriage on Friday that will take members of a cycling club from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. I will share pictures of this with you later here or you can see live on my Twitter feed @RichardBarrow on Friday.

RT @hamzterzkub: การรถไฟเตรียมดัดแปลงรถชั้น3ให้เป็นรถไฟขนจักรยาน โดยทำต้นแบบแล้ว1คัน มีตัวล็อกจักรยานแล้วม้านั่ง #สิ่งดีๆกำลังเกิด

5 Responses to Special Railway Carriage for Cyclists in Thailand

  1. March 26, 2014 at 9:33 pm


    Some more info on this would be great… cycled up from Ayuttaya to Lopburi recently and had to wait for the 2.38pm train, unable to get 1st 2 – no place to stash it :{

    • Richard Barrow
      March 27, 2014 at 7:43 am

      This is only a prototype and the purpose of this first trip is for the SRT to have discussion with a bicycle club in Bangkok on how it could work in the future. It is doubtful it will be regular. After all, this is just one carriage and there are many trains per day. But, I think the idea is to announce special bicycle trips to different destinations. I’ll blog on this as soon as I get more details.

      • March 27, 2014 at 9:03 am

        Thanks Richard – Respect to the Thai’s though as normally if there’s room they’ll squeeze it on…

  2. David
    March 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    What time does this train depart the station?
    I would like to be there to check it out too.

    How do you find out all of this stuff as I never hear about it, I.e the steam train being on display until Wednesday?

    Thanks to you I did make the Sunday trip to Ayuttahya but in general I only hear about these events ‘after’ the fact.

    • Richard Barrow
      March 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Well, if you follow me here and on Twitter then you might hear before the fact 🙂

      I’m aiming to be at Hua Lamphong before 8 a.m. I think the train departs at 9 a.m.

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