Bang Sue is also home to a massive but largely under used rail yard. The rail yard occupies approximately 8 km sq of land on the northern edge of the inner city of Bangkok. The rail yard consists of passenger station, locomotive workshops, passenger carriage sidings, freight terminal and freight sidings. Some of the unused rail yard land is leased to Bangkok city council for parklands and markets.
Bang sue station is planned to be come the new central station of Bangkok as a number of new metro projects are planned to intersect at Bang Sue station. A new modern 12 platform station will be built near the current site of the passenger station.
Currently Bang Sue station is connected to the rest of Bangkok by an underground MRT line and 5 different bus routes that service areas to the north west of the station. The road access to Bang Sue station is from the western side of the station near Siam Cement Company.
If you are travelling on a long distance SRT train to the north or south of Thailand. Bang Sue is a better place to board your train than Hualamphong. It also much quicker to advance book long distance train tickets here. The separation of Main North line platforms and Main south line platforms also makes it easier to find your train.
If you arrive at Bang Sue by MRT when you exit the MRT station do a U turn as you exit and to the left is the Main South line platforms and to the right are the Main North line platforms. Most SRT commuter trains depart from the Main North Platforms.
1. This is a shot of the long tunnel that links Bang Sue MRT station with Bang Sue SRT station. It’s a good 5 min walk between both stations. This tunnel is temporary until the new SRT station is built at some point in the future.
2. This is a shot of the MRT station entrance. Taken looking northwest from the bus terminal.
3. This is a shot of the Bang Sue station Bus and Taxi terminal. This is one of only two SRT stations that have a proper local bus terminal.
4. This is an image of the southern line platforms at Bang Sue station. If you are traveling on the Main South line you need to wait here.
5. This is another angle on the southern platforms at Bang Sue station.
6. This is a shot of the Thai Astrology shop and Thai Massage shop on platform 1 of the southern Bang Sue station.
7. This is an image of the outbound Main South line timetable. The 9xx train numbers are weekend special trains.
8. This is an image of the inbound Main South line timetable.
9. This is the Bang Sue southern platforms ticket office. If you travel on the Main South line you need to by tickets here. It is busy due to a public holiday weekend.
10. Like at most Thai major transport terminals there is a 7 – eleven shop. This is very useful for buying snack food and drinks etc.
11. This is a shot of the walkway linking the northern platforms of Bang Sue station with the Bus terminal and MRT station. Note the path is shared with motorbikes.
12. This is a shot of the MRT Park and Ride station. To access it you can either walk across via the above path or use the steel footbridge. There is parking for about 1000 cars.
13. This is an image of platform 1 of the Northern Bang Sue station. Taken looking south from next to the parcels office. Note the old boxes on the platform outside the parcels office.
14. This is an image of the inbound timetable on the northern platforms at Bang Sue.
15. This is a shot of the recently upgraded ticket office on the northern platforms at bang sue. If travelling on the main north line you buy tickets here. Window number 3 is the very helpful advanced booking office and monthly pass office.
16. This is a shot of a northbound commuter train leaving the station as I was photographing the station.
17. This is an image of the outbound timetable on the Main North line platforms at Bang Sue.
18. This is a general view of the northern platforms at Bang Sue station. About 10 years ago this small station had to handle all northern and southern line trains. Now it only services northern line trains and commuter.
19. This is a shot of the public library at Bang Sue station. The sign on the carriage states it came from the London metropolitan railway.
20. This is a view of the track and point layouts at the northern end of the north bang sue platforms. These tracks lead into the carriage sidings and the freight terminal.
21. This is a close up shot of one of the typical dwarf signals attached to the point motor. These points split from the middle of the station platform. At night the signals light up.
Now onto the trains and locomotives of Bang Sue Junction station.
22. This is a shot of a SRT loco number 4556 running light engine though the southern platforms on the way to the workshops.
23. This is another angle on SRT loco number 4556 as it heads north. This loco is a recent GE brand locomotive.
24. This is a general view of the freight yard that is approximately 500 meters east of the passenger station.
25. This is a general view of the passenger carriage sidings next to the passenger station.
26. This is a shot of SRT loco number 4557 waiting to depart the southern platforms on a main south line train. Note this GE locomotive is NGV powered.
27. This is a shot of the International Express train to Butterworth in Malaysia just after it cleared the northern end of the southern line platforms at bang sue. This train is one of only two premier SRT long distance trains.
28. This is a movie of the international express train departing Bang Sue station and also shown is SRT loco number 4525 running light engine in the carriage yards. This is a GE locomotive.
29. This is a picture of SRT loco number 4525 running light engine into the carriage sidings.
30. This is an image of the same loco as its just arriving to collect some carriages for a passenger train later in the day.
31. This is a shot of the same loco being attached to the passenger carriages in the sidings.
32. This is a movie showing SRT loco 4525 hauling some passenger carriages though the carriage sidings on the way to Hualamphong station. This is a GE locomotive.
33. This is a shot of a very late inbound Japanese DMU approaching Bang Sue station. This DMU is the same type as the Mahachai DMUs but with better seats for its 9 hour long trip.
34. This is an image of the same DMU taken looking south. It was doing a lot more than 30kph that the sign indicates.
35. This is a close up shot of SRT loco number 4106 as it collects some passenger carriages to take them down to Hualamphong station.
36. This is another angle on SRT loco number 4106 showing the carriages it was pulling.
37. This is a movie showing SRT loco 4106 hauling some carriages though the carriage sidings. Also shown is SRT loco 4503 arriving with a train to the deep south of Thailand. This is a GE locomotive.
38. This is a shot of SRT loco number 4503 waiting to depart bang sue station on another main south line train.
39. This is a shot of the same GE loco pulling hard though the twisted tracks at the northern end of bang sue station. Note the thin column of smoke from the loco.
40. This is a shot of SRT loco number 4109 pulling a very full northeast line intercity/commuter train. Taken as it powers though the southern platforms express track.
41. This is a very good shot of SRT loco 4109 chasing an main south line train though the twisted track at the northern end of bang sue station. Note the people on the steps this train was stuffed full with people heading up country.
42. This is a shot of the same two trains as the run next to each other for a couple of kilometers before the main south train turns to the left. Again note the rather full train.
43. This is a poor quality image of a very full long distance main south line train to Sungai Kolok in the Deep South. A number of these people would be standing for at least 16 hours as the train is fully booked right though to the end of the line. A tip book at least a week before if you want a seat on any main south line train.