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Khun Tan

ขุนตาน
LocationTha Pladuk Subdistrict, Mae Tha District, Lamphun
Thailand
Operated byState Railway of Thailand
Line(s)Northern Line
Platforms3
Tracks3
Other information
Station codeขน.
Services
Preceding station   State Railway of Thailand   Following station
toward Bangkok
Northern Line
toward Chiang Mai

Khun Tan railway station is a railway station on the Northern Line located in Lamphun Province, Thailand. It is operated by the State Railway of Thailand, and is 683.14 km (424.5 mi) from Bangkok railway station. Khun Tan Railway Station is in the Tha Pladuk Subdistrict, Mae Tha District.

Khun Tan is the highest railway station in Thailand, at 578 metres (1,896 ft 4 in) above sea level. Around the railway station is the entrance Doi Khuntan National Park, which has bungalows run by the State Railway of Thailand, for visitors' use as well.

Khun Tan Tunnel

Khun Tan Tunnel
Khun Tan Tunnel

Two hundred metres south of Khun Tan Railway Station is the Khun Tan Tunnel. It is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand, at 1,352.1 metres (4,436 ft 0 in) in length. Construction took 11 years at a cost of 1.3 million baht. It was finished in 1918.

Train services

  • Special Express Diesel Car No. 7/8 Bangkok- Chiang Mai- Bangkok
  • Special Express "Uttrawithi" 9/10 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Special Express 13/14 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Express 51/52 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Rapid 109/102 Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Local 407/408 Nakhon Sawan-Chiang Mai-Nakhon Sawan

References

  • "สาระความรู้วิชาการรถไฟและประวัติศาสตร์รถไฟไทย" [Academic knowledge, train and railway history Thailand]. Rotfaithai.com forums.
  • "บังกะโลขุนตาน" [Khun Tan Station]. State Railway of Thailand.
  • State Railway of Thailand. "ประวัติอุโมงค์ขุนตาน และ; การก่อสร้างอุโมงค์ขุนตาน" [Khun Tan Tunnel history; Khun Tan Tunnel Construction] (PDF).

Coordinates: 18°30′02″N 99°15′55″E / 18.5005°N 99.2652°E / 18.5005; 99.2652


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