The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will operate special holiday trains from Bangkok to Pa Sak Jolasid Dam in Lopburi from Saturday. Bookings open today.
The trip across the dam, known as the “Floating Railway”, treats passengers to magnificent lake views amid the cool breezes of cold season. The round-trip excursions will run on Saturdays and Sundays from November 5 until January.
The trips start on November 5 and 6 and run every weekend, except the New Year holiday, until January 28 and 29 – a total of 24 days.
Trains will leave Hua Lamphong station at 6am and arrive at Pa Sak Jolasid Dam station at 10.35am. The return train will depart the dam at 3.30pm, arriving at Hua Lamphong station at 6.50pm.
The stops along the route are Samsen, Bang Sue Grand Station, Bang Khen, Lak Si, Don Mueang, Rangsit, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Kaeng Khoi, Kaeng Sua Ten.
The train will then stop at the dam station’s “Floating Railway’’ viewpoint for 20 minutes, allowing passengers to admire the view and snap photos, before taking them to Khok Salung station to shop for OTOP products.
A round-trip ticket costs 330 baht for a non-air-conditioned seat and 560 baht for an air-conditioned seat.
Tickets can be booked from today at any train station or via the D-Ticket mobile application. For more information, contact the SRT call centre at 1690 or visit SRT's Facebook page.