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lunthom
post Jan 28 2009, 08:02 PM
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Effective on Feb 1.09 for 6 months onward Thai railway implement the testing project for booking online at http://www.railway.co.th/ ... E-Star... and pay by Visa & Master card
for 16 lines....BKK to north ,south , north east and also Butterworth Malaysia.





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post Jan 28 2009, 09:24 PM
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That's excellent news, that will make things a lot easier. Thanks On..


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post Jan 28 2009, 09:27 PM
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Ah, excellent!


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post Jan 29 2009, 07:00 PM
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Unfortunately for most tourists, "E-Star" is in Thai only.


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post Jan 30 2009, 02:38 PM
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QUOTE(curt1591 @ Jan 29 2009, 07:00 PM) *

Unfortunately for most tourists, "E-Star" is in Thai only.

Ahhh. Well, I've got a wee grasp on the language now but reading it? Forget it.


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post Jan 30 2009, 08:47 PM
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QUOTE(curt1591 @ Jan 29 2009, 08:00 PM) *

Unfortunately for most tourists, "E-Star" is in Thai only.

I was just looking and there is a button saying English version (top right) and it seemed to work fine. The only issue I found was that the "Available Seat" link resulted in a "temporarily unavailable" message appearing.
It may be that there is other information not available in English but from what I did see, the site looks great, especially with respect to the timetable and fares! However, I just realized, it was not obvious how to make a booking and to pay....maybe that is still in the development phase?
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I believe the "English Version" isn't a link to "E-Star", but simply the main page for English speakers.


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post Jan 31 2009, 09:08 AM
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QUOTE(frank_bkk @ Jan 31 2009, 06:01 AM) *

If you're in Thailand at the time of booking train tickets in advance, it's hardly worth it.

Most tourists to Thailand don't realize that you can book any kind of ticket to anywhere at any train station in the country. ie..if you are at a tiny village station in the north, you can book a first class ticket Bangkok-Penang there. When i book at a train ticket in Thailand, i just go to the nearest station.

Yeah, that's what I would do too. It's just so easy to get a train ticket. I'd prefer not to book ahead of time. Then, if you happen to need to change your mind there's no hassle.


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QUOTE(wakingdream @ Jan 31 2009, 09:08 AM) *

QUOTE(frank_bkk @ Jan 31 2009, 06:01 AM) *

If you're in Thailand at the time of booking train tickets in advance, it's hardly worth it.

Most tourists to Thailand don't realize that you can book any kind of ticket to anywhere at any train station in the country. ie..if you are at a tiny village station in the north, you can book a first class ticket Bangkok-Penang there. When i book at a train ticket in Thailand, i just go to the nearest station.

Yeah, that's what I would do too. It's just so easy to get a train ticket. I'd prefer not to book ahead of time. Then, if you happen to need to change your mind there's no hassle.



I think the system in thailand is still in Demo version.
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post Feb 1 2009, 04:57 AM
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Hi, thanks Lunthom. I just logged on to post this news also. But not only have you beaten me to it, there is already a discussion about it. Amazing.

Supposedly English isn't ready yet, so for a short time, the world's Thai speakers will have an advantage booking their tickets on this system flowers.png , but no doubt an English version will soon arrive.

Here is the Bangkok Post article:


By: BangkokPost.com
Published: 28/01/2009 at 02:53 PM

People will be able to buy railway tickets online, starting Sunday, according to State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor Yutthana Thapcharoen.

He said the online ticketing system will initially be tested for 16 routes for six months, and believed it can help increase the number of railway passengers by 30 per cent.

Some of the routes include Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani, Bangkok-Trang, Bangkok-Nakhon Si Thammarat, Bangkok- Sungai Kolok, and Bangkok-Butterworth.

The SRT is also experimenting with using smart cards to buy railway tickets in convenience stores, Mr Yutthana said.

Starting Sunday, people can buy railway tickets online by clicking on the ‘E-Star’ banner on the SRT website at www.railway.co.th.
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