Hua Lamphong “won’t be torn down” | VIDEO

As the ultimate trains pull into the historic Hua Lamphong railway station in Bangkok over the subsequent few months, public hearings are being known as to look at redevelopment choices. Bangkok’s old railway hub is officially shifting to the much bigger, new Bang Sue Grand Station this month. The first hearing about Hua Lamphong’s future is being held on December 14. But, although the plans to move Bangkok’s railway hub to Bang Sue has been on the cards for a couple of years, final month’s information that the State Railways may use the land to build a business shopping precinct has drawn a lot of flak. Read Billion that HERE and HERE.
A authorities spokesman says the rapidly organised hearings might be held to check the temper of most people and stakeholders about the future of the previous building. The hearings might be on-line events.
Suddenly the plans to decommission, and redevelop, the a hundred and five 12 months old prepare station has rallied a final minute name to action from followers and academics. Even the State Railway of Thailand labour union is working an internet campaign to maintain the outdated station open, either as part of a model new growth or as a museum.
Stories concerning the SRT needing to redevelop the land as a model new commercial hub drew the ire of critics who claim the relocation from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue will add additional expense for individuals who need to commute from the Hua Lamphong area to the new station to then take onward journeys. But Bangkok’s theoretical ‘centre’ has additionally moved over the previous a hundred years and the new community of MRT and BTS stations, along with the buses, now merge via the new Bang Sue transport hub.
Good news for the prepare followers although with the transport minister saying that 22 of the 100 trains in use might be retained at Hua Lamphong during the transition from the previous station to the brand new.
Bangkok Pat also checked out the historical past of the previous station. Check it out here…

The spokesperson additionally famous this week that the Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is a fan of the outdated station and was aware of local backlash about the movement of the railway hub from Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue.
Meanwhile, in an extra definition of its redevelopment plans, the SRT governor Nirut Maneephan has told conservationists that Hua Lamphong won’t be pushed over for a brand new shopping centre.
Report won’t be demolished as it’s a historic landmark associated with the reign of King Rama V.”
So, for the immediate future, the historic landmark, while being wound down as a crucial transport hub, will nonetheless function a reminder of Bangkok’s transport history and the various happy arrivals and departures..

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