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1,000 Used Condoms Prove More Than Train Cars Hooking Up at Pattaya Rail Station

More than 100 condoms, wrappers and sanitary napkins were seen scattered around the Pattaya rail station, tracks and multipurpose area Dec. 6.
More than 100 condoms, wrappers and sanitary napkins were seen scattered around the Pattaya rail station, tracks and multipurpose area Dec. 6. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

Judging by the number of condoms littering the grounds of the Pattaya railroad station, train cars aren’t the only things hooking up.

More than 100 condoms, wrappers and sanitary napkins were seen scattered around the station, tracks and multipurpose area Dec. 6.

Neighbors have complained that the little-used station has become a nocturnal hunting ground for horny boys and girls.

Residents reported seeing Thais in luxury cars congregating in the parking lot. The locals claimed – without any knowledge or proof – they were gays. And, in fact, none reported actually seeing any lewd behavior.

A Pattaya rail station attendant points out used condoms and wrappers. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)
A Pattaya rail station attendant points out used condoms and wrappers. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

But the condoms are a telltale sign that more than locomtives are going in and out of tunnels at the relatively out-of-the way station.

Nearby residents griped that the entire statin area smells of urine and is now an eyesore, one that tourists may see when driving by or arriving by train.

Neighbors want the city to clean up the station and step up police patrols to keep non-passengers away.

The original version of this story appeared in the Pattaya Mail, a Bangkok Herald partner.