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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Postby phuketrichard » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:51 am

timmydownawell wrote:
phuketrichard wrote:i dont see why a rail link between bangkok and poi pet will increase tourism,
it will be slower than a current bus and the ones that can afford it, fly over direct to SR or PP
I'd much rather catch a train than a bus. Get up and stretch your legs, possible onboard food, possibility of a smoke for smokers, decent chance of a sleep on longer trips, and generally safer than the roads.
I would to,( love train travel in Burma) BUT not this route, flying on air asia can be as low as $70
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:46 am

Thailand promises Cambodia new trains for international rail link
Mar 17, 2017

An undersecretary at Cambodia’s Transport Ministry says Thailand has made a verbal promise to supply trains for a soon to reopen rail link. Ly Borin told reporters that Thai authorities had not so far put the pledge in writing, but said they would provide four trains in three to four months time.

The new trains will be utilised on services running between Battambang and Poipet on the Cambodian side of the border with Thailand. Poipet is in Banteay Meanchey province. Once the rail route is operational, passengers will be able to travel to Aranyaprathet on the Thai side of the border.

When this rail line was first connected up in the 1930s, it allowed passengers to travel all the way from Phnom Penh to Bangkok by train. Service from Battambang to Poipet and Thailand was scrapped by the French colonial government in the 1940s. Due to the dilapidated state of the line, train services between Phnom Penh and Battambang were suspended in 2009.

Ly Borin says final tests will be carried out on the Battambang to Thailand section of the line by July.
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