Hua Lamphong “won’t be torn down” | VIDEO

As the ultimate trains pull into the historic Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok over the following few months, public hearings are being known as to examine redevelopment options. Bangkok’s previous railway hub is formally transferring to the a lot larger, new Bang Sue Grand Station this month. The first hearing about Hua Lamphong’s future is being held on December 14. But, although the plans to maneuver Bangkok’s railway hub to Bang Sue has been on the cards for a quantity of years, final month’s information that the State Railways might use the land to construct a business purchasing precinct has drawn a lot of flak. Read extra about that HERE and HERE.
A government spokesman says the hastily organised hearings might be held to test the temper of most of the people and stakeholders about the method ahead for the previous constructing. The hearings shall be on-line events.
Suddenly the plans to decommission, and redevelop, the a hundred and five year outdated train station has rallied a final minute name to motion from fans and teachers. Even the State Railway of Thailand labour union is running an internet marketing campaign to keep the old station open, either as part of a new growth or as a museum.
Stories in regards to the SRT needing to redevelop the land as a new industrial hub drew the ire of critics who claim the relocation from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue will add further expense for people who have to commute from the Hua Lamphong area to the brand new station to then take onward journeys. But Bangkok’s theoretical ‘centre’ has also moved over the previous a hundred years and the new network of MRT and BTS stations, along with the buses, now merge through the model new Bang Sue transport hub.
Good information for the practice fans though with the transport minister saying that 22 of the a hundred trains in use will be retained at Hua Lamphong during the transition from the outdated station to the model new.
Bangkok Pat also checked out the history of the old station. Check it out here…

The spokesperson also famous this week that the Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is a fan of the old station and was aware of native backlash concerning the movement of the railway hub from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue.
Meanwhile, in Skyrocket of its redevelopment plans, the SRT governor Nirut Maneephan has informed conservationists that Hua Lamphong won’t be pushed over for a new shopping centre.

“It won’t be demolished as it is a historic landmark related to the reign of King Rama V.”

So, for the immediate future, the historic landmark, whilst being wound down as a crucial transport hub, will still serve as a reminder of Bangkok’s transport historical past and the numerous happy arrivals and departures..