Conference & AGM 2017 in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China

The APHTRO conference 2017 is planning to be held in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.

Booking is open now. It is advised earlier booking, no train seat is available just before the event. Booking form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China. Two hours bus ride from Chengdu(成都), capital of Sichuan(四川).

Schedule of the conference prgramme is;
18 Oct Wed – AGM and business session
19 Oct Thu – Steam train ride on Shibanxi Railway
20 Oct Fri – Visit Chengdu Panda Base (Optional)

Accommodation
Baihai Holiday Inn★ ★ ★
You can choose other hotels in Qianwei(犍为) through www.ctrip.com.
Accommodation will be booked by each attendees.

Access to Qianwei(犍为)
Qianwei(犍为) is a small rural town, two hours bus ride from Chengdu(成都), capital of Sichuan(四川). Bus services departs from Shiyangchang bus station (石羊客运站), less than 30 minutes by taxi from Chengdu airport (成都双流国际机场) where you fly to.
Bus services are available from 7:30 to 17:30, every 20-30 minutes. ticket costs around 75RMB.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Chinese Embassy for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw Renminbi(RMB) at airport and many other places.
The climate of Sichuan in October is warm but cool in the morning and evening.
Please note few people speak English in countryside of China.
It is advised showing in Chinese character to taxi driver or at bus terminal ticket counter etc., it is much easier.

1.00 USD = 6.8 RNB as of 10 June 2017

Conference 2017

Our next conference will be held in Qianwei(犍为), Sichuan(四川), China, 18-20 October. Please visit our facebook page for further information.

https://www.facebook.com/aphtro/

The details will be posted here soon.

Conference & AGM 2016 in New Delhi, India

The APHTRO conference 2016 is planning to be held in New Delhi, India. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.

Booking is opened now from following page.
APHTRO Conference India 2016

Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is New Delhi, the capital of India.
Schedule of the conference prgramme is;
15 – 18 Oct : Pre-Conference Tours chosen from 9 options include Nilgiri, DHR and Kalka Simra, World Heritage Railway sites.
19 – 21 Oct : Main programme includes AGM & Business Sessions, Steam Train ride and visiting Railway Museum in New Delhi.
22 – 23 or 29 Oct : Post-Conference Tours chosen from 2 options, Steam Train ride to Sariska or India Maharaja Express.

Accommodation
Hotels in New Delhi will be informed in this page.

Access to New Delhi
Many airlines fly to the capital city. You can find your flight easily through the internet, for example www.expedia.com, www.skyscanner.net or airlines’ website.
AirAsia flies from Kuala Lumpur to some cities in India, about half price ticket can be purchased at “BIG SALE”, four times a year.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Indian Embassy for your Visa information. e-Tourist Visa is applied for the citizen in most of our member countries.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw Indian Rupee at airport and many other places.
The starting places and time of Pre-Touurs will be informed in this page.
It is advised bringing warm clothes for delegates who visit mountain railways at Pre-Tour.

Please visit our Contact page for asking more details.

1.00 USD = 67.15 INR as of 12 Dec 2015

Conference & AGM 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand

The APHTRO conference 2015 is planning to be held in Bangkok, Thailand. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.

Booking is opened now. It is advised earlier booking, no train seat is available just before the event. Booking form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.



Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

Schedule of the conference prgramme is;
20 Oct Tue – Return trip on Nam Tok line (optional)
21 Oct Wed – Train ride on Maeklong Line and a visit to Thonburi Depot
22 Oct Thu – Business Session: APHTRO Annual General Meeting and Presentations
23 Oct Fri – Steam train ride – return trip to Ayutthaya

Accommodation
@Hua Lamphong★ ★ ★
SK House Maha Nakhon★ ★ ★
Centra Central Station Hotel★ ★ ★ ★
All hotels are located within walking distance from Hua Lamphong Railway station, the main terminal in Bangkok. Accommodation will be booked by each attendees, through www.agoda.com, www.hotels.com etc.

Access to Bangkok
Bangkok is one of major air route junction in Southeast Asia.
Many airlines fly to there. You can find your flight easily through the internet, for example www.expedia.com or each airline website.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Thai Embassy for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw Thai Baht at airport and many other places. Reasonable Money Exchange is available too. Airport Rail Link and MRT Blue Line via Makkasan station connect from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hua Lamphong station.
The climate of Thailand is hot but it is advised bringing long sleeve clothes for too air conditioned places.

For those who attend WATTRAIN congress in Japan too
From North and South America: Take flight to Tokyo then make side trip to Bangkok.
From Europe and Oceania: Take flight to Bangkok then make side trip to Tokyo.
From Asia: “Triangle route” can be planned with LCCs.

Steam train will arrive Bangkok Hua Lamphong station around 19:00 scheduled time on 23rd. Then you would be able to take following flights to Tokyo.
Japan Airlines, JL34 BKK21:55 / HND06:05+1
Thai Airways, TG640 BKK22:10 / NRT06:20+1
All Nippon Airways, NH850 BKK22:10 / HND06:20+1
Thai Airways, TG682 BKK22:45 / HND06:55+1
Thai AirAsia X, XJ600 DMK23:45 / NRT08:00+1
Thai Airways, TG642 BKK23:50 / NRT08:10+1
All Nippon Airways, NH808 BKK00:30 / NRT08:40

Access to www.expedia.com or other booking website for legacy carriers, www.airasia.com for Thai AirAsia X to book your flight.
Please note there are two airports in Bangkok and Tokyo each.
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK), Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK)
Tokyo Narita (NRT), Tokyo Haneda (HND)

Please visit our Contact page for asking more details.

1.00 USD = 33.52 THB as of 25 May 2015

Conference & AGM 2014 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The APHTRO conference 2014 will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan through the courtesy of Railway Cultural Society, Taiwan. Everyone with an interest in heritage railways and museums will be warmly welcomed.

Booking has been closed. Thank you for many applications.



Venue & Schedule
The venue of the conference is Kaohsiung, second biggest city in southern part of Taiwan.

Schedule of the conference prgramme is;
2 May Fri – Arrival, Registration and Banquet (from early evening)
3 May Sat – APHTRO AGM and Business Session
4 May Sun – Steam train round trip in the Old Mountain Line and Changhua Round House
5 May Mon – Wushulin Sugar Railway and Taipei Railway Workshop
6 May Tue – Mt.Ali Forest Railway round trip to Mt.Duli
7 May Wed – Free tour in Kaohsiung City and Harbor (Optional)

You can take free ride on Taiwan High Speed Rail trains, thanks to great effort by Railway Cultural Society, Taiwan.
It is advised to book until the end of March to reserve train seats.

Accommodation
Central Business Hotel★ ★ ★
Hotel dua★ ★ ★ ★ ★
All hotels are located within walking distance from Formosa Boulevard (R10) of Kaohsiung MRT Red Line.

Access to Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung Airport has routes from many Asian cities. Dragonair flies from HongKong with reasonable price.
Kaohsiung MRT directly connects from Kaohsiung Airport to Formosa Boulevard station.
Many airlines fly to Taipei Taoyuan Airport, near capital of Taiwan. Bus runs to Taoyuan station of Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), that train takes you to Kaohsiung in approx. 100 minutes. Zuoying station in Kaohsiung city, terminal of THSR, is connected to Kaohsiung MRT Red Line too.

Arrival information
Please check this page or ask your local Taiwanese government office for your Visa information.
ATMs are widely available, easy to withdraw New Taiwan Dollar at airport and many other places. Reasonable Money Exchange is available at Taipei or Kaohsing airport. Local banks are opened in business hours on weekdays for exchange.
The climate of Taiwan is warm and hot, it is advised bringing long sleeve clothes for too air conditioned places.

Please visit our Contact page for asking more details.

1.00 USD = 30.2747 NTD