Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal

The main railway terminal in Bangkok is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (KTW). In Thai this is called สถานีกลางกรุงเทพอภิวัฒน์ (sa-tanee glang groong tep a-pi-wat). The station was formerly known as Bang Sue Grand Station (สถานีกลางบางซื่อ) before it was given its present name by His Majesty the King. At the moment, only Red Line commuter trains use the building. Long distance trains on the Northern, Northeastern and Southern lines are expected to move here from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) shortly after the new year holiday in January 2023. The advance ticket office at the station has already opened.

Comparing Bangkok’s new and old terminal stations:

🚂 Bangkok Railway station has 192,000 sqm of usable area, 14 platforms and can support 60,000 passengers per day
🚂 Krung Thep Aphiwat station has 274,192 sqm of usable area, 24 platforms and can support 624,000 passengers per day

🚂 Basement: Parking for 1,624 cars
🚂 1st Floor: Ticket office, shops, food court, waiting rooms, toilets
🚂 2nd Floor: Long-distance trains & Red Line
🚂 3rd Floor: High-speed train & Airport Rail Link

* 2nd floor will be meter gauge & 3rd floor standard gauge