MRT Blue Line Bang Khun Non Station: Interchange with Charan Sanitwong Halt for SRT Southern Line Thonburi Branch Line

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The MRT Blue Line Tao Poon – Tha Phra Extension is the latest and final extension for current construction, crossing the Chao Phraya River from Tao Poon towards Tha Phra to form a loop around old and new Bangkok from the original C-shaped line. With this extension, the MRT Blue Line now meets the SRT Southern Line Thonburi Branch Line, which is actually part of the original RSR Southern Line rather than the new route across the Chao Phraya River to Bang Sue and Hua Lamphong as you know it today. Using this new MRT Blue Line Tao Poon – Tha Phra Extension, you can now interchange with trains originating and terminating at Thonburi easily by using Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

BL04 Bang Khun Non MRT Station

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Use Bang Khun Non MRT Station to interchange with the SRT Southern Line Thonburi Branch Line at Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

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The SRT Southern Line Thonburi Branch Line railway track can be seen from the Bang Khun Non MRT Station platform.

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The station vicinity map of Bang Khun Non MRT Station.

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Use Exit 2 to access Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

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The SRT Southern Line Thonburi Branch Line runs under Bang Khun Non MRT Station.

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The SRT Southern Line Thonburi Branch Line railway crossing just under Bang Khun Non MRT Station.

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Using the railway crossing as a landmark, it will be obvious to turn right to the platform of Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

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Heading into Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

SRT Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt

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There is a waiting shed in the middle of the platform of Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

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Looking down the SRT Southern Line to Taling Chan Junction, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Hat Yai Junction, Butterworth, KL Sentral and Woodlands CIQ.

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There is an outbound train timetable (out of Thonburi) posted in the waiting shed, but this seems to be outdated as compared with the searches made on SRT’s website.

Do note that SRT’s timetable search labels Charan Sanitwong as Jaran Sanitwong instead, so scroll down to the letter J when you can’t C anything.

Here’s the outbound SRT Southern Line Thonburi Branch Line train timetable out of Charan Sanitwong Halt retrieved from SRT’s website:

Train Number Departure from Charan Sanitwong Key Destinations
Terminal indicated in Bold
Ordinary 471 (919/1) 4:23 Sala Ya
Ordinary 473 (919/2) 5:48 Sala Ya
Ordinary 475  (919/3) 7:15 Sala Ya
Ordinary 255 7:33 Sala Ya, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Lang Suan
Ordinary 257 7:53 Sala Ya, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Nam Tok
Ordinary 251 13.08 Sala Ya, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Phetchaburi, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Ordinary 259 13:59 Sala Ya, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Nam Tok
Ordinary 477 (919/4) 16:53 Sala Ya
Ordinary 351 18:28 Sala Ya, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi
Ordinary 479 (919/5) 19:33 Sala Ya

As Charan Sanitwong is just a Halt with no ticket counters, tickets can be purchased directly from the conductor on board when he or she comes around to check for tickets.

GREAT NEWS FOR KANCHANABURI-BOUND PASSENGERS:
If you are getting Ordinary trains to Kanchanaburi, River Kwai Bridge, Tha Kilen, Tham Krasae Bridge, Wang Pho and Nam Tok, excluding weekend excursion trains, do note that these trains come in and out of Bangkok ONLY on the SRT Southern Line Thonburi Branch Line, and do not cross the Chao Phraya River to serve Bang Sue and Hua Lamphong. As such, Bang Khun Non MRT Station would now ease your access to Kanchanaburi and Nam Tok by MRT since you need not catch an early morning taxi to Thonburi Railway Station like before to catch the Ordinary 257, but you can simply board the Kanchanaburi train from Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

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The interior of the waiting shed at Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

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A nice mix of modern and traditional railways which can co-exist perfectly, especially with the SRT Light Red Line viaducts coming up by the side too.

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The station sign of Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt on the western end of the platform.

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The full platform view of Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt with Bang Khun Non MRT Station in the background.

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Looking east towards Thonburi with the MRT Blue Line gliding above.

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The station sign of Charan Sanitwong Railway Halt.

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The MRTA and BEM rail system map at Bang Khun Non MRT Station.

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The MRT Blue Line Tao Poon – Tha Phra Extension has been unveiled.

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The Bang Khun Non MRT StationCharan Sanitwong Railway Halt interchange is also indicated on the route map.

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The MRTA and BEM rail system map is pretty accurate to label stations close to each other but still a considerably far walk between the stations.

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Integration at Bang Sue Central Station is also readied with the SRT Light Red Line and SRT Dark Red Line ready to be unveiled in a unified grand station with long-distance SRT trains and MRT Blue Line.

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A bit too accurate for MRTA and BEM to include the Makkasan – Mae Nam freight branch line in their rail system map though.

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MRT Blue Line stations also have wheelchair-friendly access, so you can use the lift at Exit 2 to head up to Bang Khun Non MRT Station.

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