National Railway System
National Railway Operator
information is available at the Man in Seat 61.
The journey planner is here Check Train Schedule. Click on the Union flag.
Summary timetables are available in some editions of the European Rail Timetable.
To be updated
Metre gauge; the rapid transit lines are standard gauge
Only the Bangkok rapid transit lines are electrified.
The Airport Rail Link to from Suvarnabhumi Airport is 25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead
The BTS Skytrain and Metropolitan Rapid Transit (Bangkok) are 750 V DC third rail
Rule of the road
Almost the entire network is single track.
No source known
Metro and light rail systems
BTS Skytrain operates the elevated Green Lines
Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM) operates the underground Blue and Purple Lines under a concession from the Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA).
There does not appear to be an official webpage for the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link but BangkokAirporttrain.com has some information.
Recent and Future Changes
On 19 January 2023 the new Bangkok Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal station (Bangkok Revolution Central Station, formerly known as Bang Sue Grand) opened to long-distance passenger trains, transferred from the existing Hua Lamphong terminus. (It is already served by the SRT Dark Red, Light Red and Airport Link commuter rail routes.) All long-distance trains except those on the Eastern line and with numbers in the 200 and 300 series now use the new station. With 26 platforms, it is the largest station in Southeast Asia.
Bangkok Central Terminal Station will be served by the Don Mueang–Suvarnabhumi–U-Tapao high-speed railway and planned high-speed routes to Nong Khai, Padang Besar and Chiang Mai when they open.
Obscure and Sparse Passenger Services
Travel to the southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, and southern Songkhla province, is not advised owing to the risk of terrorist attacks.