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    New Thai services linking up with new Malaysian trains

    Had Yai 7.30 am & 1.05 pm. 80 baht DRC TO Padang Besar

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    I do like Train travel but given the cheap cost of flying these days one really only does it if doing short trips or loves to take a train.
    I took the rail option from Bangkok to Butterworth once, simply for the experience. We returned courtesy of Air Asia.

    The problem is, most of the journey is in darkness and the catering facilities somewhat basic. Luckily, I had the forethought to prepare my own sandwiches but the real kicker was the "first class" sleeping compartment I had booked for our exclusive use - it was at the end of the carriage positioned above the bogies ensuring one of the most miserable nights I have ever spent - clattering, lurching and resounding bumps, thumps and thwacks the entire journey. If I were a young, thrusting lad in the full flower of priapic glory and the wingman of equal vintage, I daresay we could have made a wild night of it but as it was we were reduced to abject, sleep deprived lumps of jelly with thousand yard stares.

    I do not recommend it.

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    ^

    2 ND clas A/C sleeper is fine, doubt I'll be doing it again though since flights can work out cheaper once one factors in food and drink.

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    With all Thai AC sleepers there can be a problem if you are above the AC unit

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    the real kicker was the "first class" sleeping compartment I had booked for our exclusive use - it was at the end of the carriage positioned above the bogies ensuring one of the most miserable nights I have ever spent - clattering, lurching and resounding bumps, thumps and thwacks the entire journey.

    That may just be the track. The southern line is not in good shape and at its worse during and after wet season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikem View Post

    With all Thai AC sleepers there can be a problem if you are above the AC unit
    Pay the extra few Baht and get the bottom bunk with the Window. It's larger and away from the A/C.

    Top bunk is shit.

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    Top bunk is too small. AC is below the carriage. Bottom bunk in fan is the best bet.

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