|Khon Kaen train station, North-East Thailand (2016)|
Reposting from 2016. Khon Kaen train station is located in the middle of what is nowadays the center of the city. Originally of course it was on the outside of the city. But nowadays the train-line goes straight thru the all city, with at 5 points major roads crossing the railroad. Although it is still a small train station it is not anymore the romantic looking wooden train stations like you see upcountry. At the train station are 2 platforms and basically two tracks. Although there are more tracks for the oil transport to/from the oil warehouse next to the train station (right in the city center!). But directly after and before the train station it is all the way single track. At least now in 2016, but big changes are coming soon. All photos were made in 2016.
Update April 2018 : Currently there are huge constructions going on for an elevated double rail rail-road, so the small nice train station of Khon Kaen
Update August 2018 : The elevated rail road is said to be a double track rail road from Nakhon Ratchasima to Khon Kaen. Must be said that to me (but I am not an construction expert) it does not look width enough to be double track). The old train station of Khon Kaen is gone and about 2 km south is a temporarily train station. Begs me to ask .... what will happend with the old line? And where are they every going to build the high speed rail link between Bangkok and Laos? And where are they going to build the planned light rail of Khon Kaen?
|Front view of the train-station|
|Old water tower for steam loc's?|
|The next and previous station|
|Monks waiting for the train|
|Modern toiler, wheelchair friendly|