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Despite just having one train disaster, rail is safer than roads.

During the five-day Songkran festival from Tuesday to Saturday (April 11-15), over 4.7 million passengers traveled securely by train; only one minor mishap was reported.

In contrast, during the same time period, there were 1,744 traffic accidents that resulted in the deaths of 197 people.

Compared to their projection of 4.82 million trips, the Department of Rail Transport found that 4,738,213 rail travels were made over the customary New Year’s holiday.

This year, the greatest yearly holiday in Thailand took place from April 13 to 15, but many individuals take a few days off before or after to extend trips to see family in their hometowns.

According to Phichet Khunatham, the department’s deputy director-general, the majority (4,392,522) of the train rides made during the five days were on electric trains in Bangkok and the nearby regions. The BTS Skytrain Green and Gold lines saw 2,774,098 passengers, followed by the MRT Blue Line (1,178,494) and the Airport Rail Link (241,383).

345,691 journeys were made on interprovincial trains operated by the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) over the course of the five days of Songkran. With 112,230 passengers, the southern route received the most traffic, followed by the northeastern and northern routes at 94,501 and 66,819, respectively.During the five-day celebration, the agency reported no failures but one train system mishap. A parked pickup truck that was sticking out onto the track was scraped by the No. 4385 train headed for Samut Songkhram. Nevertheless, no one was hurt or killed in the collision.

One of the safest forms of transportation in Thailand is the railroad.

However, during the first five days of Songkran’s infamous “Seven Dangerous Days,” 197 people died and 1,738 were injured nationally as a result of traffic accidents.

Between April 11 and 15, there were 39.4 road fatalities each day on average, 10.5% fewer than in the previous year.

Speeding (35.37%) and drunk driving (25.72%) were the two main contributing factors in accidents. Motorcycles were involved in more than seventy-five percent of accidents (71.93%).

As people returned from their Songkran holiday, the authorities reported on Monday, traffic was snarling up.

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