Steam train enthusiasts in Thailand will have an opportunity to ride a steam train to Ayutthaya on Sunday 23rd March 2014. This will celebrate the 117th anniversary of the opening of the first public railway in Thailand. Please note, this anniversary ride is normally held on 26th March but has bee moved to a Sunday this year to make it easier for the public to ride the steam train.
The steam train will leave Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok at 8 a.m. on Sunday 23rd March. It will stop at Samsen, Bang Sue, Bang Khen, Laksi and Don Muang stations. It is due to arrive in Ayutthaya at 10:30 a.m. The return journey will start at 5 p.m. and is expected to reach Hua Lamphong at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the steam train trip is 222 Baht per person. If you wish to join the tour of Ayutthaya, the combined ticket is 555 Baht. Tickets can be bought from these stations and more: Hua Lamphong, Samsen, Bang Sue, Laksi, Don Mueang, Rangsit, Taling Chan, Makkasan, Klong Tan, Hua Maak, Lat Krabang, Wong Wian Yai and Talad Phlu.
If you want to go on this trip, you need to buy the tickets now as they always run out quickly. However, if you don’t get a chance to buy a ticket, you can still go and take pictures of the train at Hua Lamphong station or anywhere along the route as it leaves Bangkok.