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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – ANOTHER Chiang Mai train bound for Bangkok derails


Somchai Kongchuensin, a senior official of the State Railway of Thailand, said there were 80 passengers on the train at the time of the accident.

He said the derailment happened at 6.35am in Lampang’s Hang Chat district. More than 50 officials and engineers rushed to the scene to put the diesel locomotive back on its tracks. More than three hours passed before the locomotive and its 10 carriages were ready to resume operations.

A new locomotive was coupled at the next station to bring the 10 carriages to Bangkok.

Somchai said relevant officials would investigate the derailment further to determine the exact cause.

NOTE: The incident is the FOURTH derailment on the northern line since July 13


the TENTH for the the State Railway of Thailand THIS YEAR.

TWO reasons why the Thai Rail system is the BEST in the WORLD:

REASON 1: The trains travel soooooooooooooooo incredibly slooooooooooow, that IF they have a derailment, they simply put the locomotive/carriages back on the track.

Think about it, a derailment ONLY took three-hours to make right. Man, are they good, or what?




August 24, 2013 - Posted by | transportation | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. REMEMBER: ‘Take the train, and leave the derailment to us’

    Comment by seattle99 | August 25, 2013 | Reply

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