Thai King renames Bangkok’s main rail station to “Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal”
The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has recently signed a contract with Uniq Engineering and Construction (UNIQ) to change the name of Bang Sue Grand Station to Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal, and to redesign the logo of the SRT, at a total cost of about 33 million baht.
The signing of the contract was reported to the Stock Exchange of Thailand on December 29th by UNIQ.
The new name of the Bang Sue station was presented to the SRT by His Majesty the King in September last year. “Krung Thep Aphiwat” means “Bangkok’s prosperity”.
The King also provided new names for the Light Red Line suburban train service, between Bang Sue and Taling Chan, and the Dark Red Line suburban train service, between Bang Sue and Rangsit, of Nakhon Withi and Thani Ratthaya respectively.
On January 19th, the SRT will relocate 52 trains from Hua Lamphong station, the former central terminus in Bangkok, to the new Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal.