Train Derails on the Way to Chiang Mai
By: Talk Bangkok
The overnight express train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai derailed Wednesday leaving 30 passengers injured. Many of the passengers were foreigners and only five of the injured were Thais. Seven of the ten train coaches derailed, including one first-class carriage, five second-class carriages and the dinner car.

The scenic route is popular with tourists, however the State Railway of Thailand has said that one bend in the tracks has been problematic. Trains are required to slow down to speeds of 45 kilometers per hour at this bend, but the train that derailed was only traveling 40 kilometers per hour. The area of the track is now being repaired and fitted with concrete sleepers to replace the wooden ones.

 


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