Part of southern rail line paralyzed by floods

A BRANCH of the southern rail line going through Nakhon Si  Thammarat was paralyzed today (Dec. 1) after the rail track between 2 key stations got badly flooded, the Thai-language Matichon newspaper reported.

With a 2-kilometer stretch of the rail line between Thi Wang to  Kapang stations, in Thung Song district, coming under as high as a meter of floodwater, trains coming from Bangkok have to stop at Thung Song station.

However the State Railway of Thailand has arranged many buses to take passengers to their final destination.

Forest runoffs from Khao Luang mountain flooded Thung Song and a few other districts of this southern province. However, floodwater in Thung Song city itself decreased, because it had flowed on to Thi Wang and Kapang subdistricts, where the stretch of the rail line got inundated.

Affected by the disruption of the rail service today were 8 trains coming to this province and 4 others heading further to Trang.


Top: A badly flooded rail track in Nakhon Si Thammarat. Photo: Matichon