Northern train line resumes

All trains to Chiang Mai and the North have resumed normal service after the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) repaired damaged tracks in Lampang.

An SRT official said a derailed locomotive and carriages were lifted back on the track and line repairs were completed at 6pm Wednesday.

The line from Lampang to Chiang Mai was clear for trains to run, he added.

The engine and two bogeys of rapid train No 109 from Bangkok derailed three kilometres before Khun Tan tunnel at 3.40am in Lampang on Wednesday.

The accident forced all passengers on the train to return to Lampang, from where they took a bus to Chiang Mai, provided by the railway agency.

The repairs took about almost 16 hours as the SRT had to use a crane based at Sila At station in Uttradit to lift the engine and cars which had skidded off the track.

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