A train at the market, Bangkok.

A train at the market

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Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation made from a post originally written in French. My apologies for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have been generated during the process. If you are reading French, click on the French flag below to access the original and correct text: 

This train, which runs through the Maeklong market, near Bangkok, is Thailand's most famous. We fold the stalls, flush with the rails, to let it pass!

Maeklong Train

Sunday relaxation, with this video shot in Thailand, unearthed on Youtube and DailyMotion. It's happening near Bangkok, on the SRT Maeklong-Ban Laem line.

The sellers folded their stalls to let the train pass, in the middle of the market, and replace them directly behind, as if nothing had happened ...

Below, a longer video (8:42), with commentary in Thai subtitled in English, to relive the live-live scene from inside the locomotive, but this time from Maekong Market.

The author filmed the journey to Ban Laem (Mahachai West) station, at the end of the line. In the unusual stages, there is not only the crossing of the market: wait to see the monkeys watching the train and the rails just emerging from the water in the middle of a marsh...

A tourist attraction

For more information on this particular Thai suburban train, visit this blog post Thai Transit or this site page Rail Page where it is repeated identically (in English).

This dilapidated line is the slowest in Thailand. The train passes 4 times in one direction and 4 times in the other direction, every day of the week. His arrival at Maeklong Market has become a tourist attraction.

For fans: type in the words train + bangkok + market in the search engines of Youtube or Daily Motion... There is a package of videos on this train. There is even a group, The Train Market, which was created on Facebook. Probably the most famous train in Thailand!


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