The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) gave the green light for Thais, expats and tourists who are fond of traveling by train that reserving a ticket online can be done at their convenience anytime, anywhere starting tomorrow, 1 Feb 2017.
It appears travelers will be more relaxed and will experience less headache this time as they don’t need to personally be at Hua Lamphong station when they want to buy or pick up a ticket.
SRT governor Wuthichart Kalyanamitr revealed that service will cover adult tickets without a discount and half-price child tickets, Bangkok Post reported.
Reservation could be made for first, second and third class, but not special trains or free trains on the site.
Tickets can be purchased between two hours and 60 days before the train departs and each order can be for up to four seats. Payment via credit cards would be subject to a surcharge of 20-40 baht per seat.
The SRT expects that up to half of their customers will end up using the new service. The train system currently accommodates 80,000 riders on weekdays and 90,000 on weekends.
First class seats are equipped with a TV screen with movies and music content and a USB slot for battery recharging. Passengers can also order food and beverages from their seats.
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