57 Local Trains Suspended To Help Contain the Spread of COVID-19

Hua Lamphong Train Station Bangkok

Starting from Tuesday, the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will suspend 57 locals trains to restrict travel and help contain the spread of COVID-19.

On Sunday, SRT governor Niruj Maneepun said that cancellations will affect 13 local services on the northern line, 18 on the northeastern routes, 12 in the southern region and 14 eastern trains.

Most cancelled trains start at Hua Lamphong station and include some trains popular with tourists, including service to Kanchanaburi and Hua Hin.

The move was to support the policies of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration, which favours travel restrictions to contain the virus spread, he said.

The railway agency has already temporarily halted all sightseeing and most long-haul trains for the same reason.

Thailand has logged 13,500 confirmed infections and 73 deaths since the start of the pandemic in January 2020. The current outbreak that began in mid-December has spread to 63 provinces.

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