Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

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Re: Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by Kammekor » Mon May 21, 2018 12:09 pm

When I think about the disruption the construction of the Toul Kork fly-over caused I can only imagine what a sky train construction on Monivong will do to Phnom Penh traffic...

Starting with actual traffic law enforcement and actual driving tests is the only way IMHO. The fact each and every driver in Phnom Penh (and beyond) explains every traffic law to his or her own advantage makes traffic as a whole extremely inefficient. And dangerous.
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Post by Khmer_Risotto » Mon May 21, 2018 12:14 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Duncan wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 9:16 pm
They built a new light rail system in my home town Gold Coast Queensland about two years ago. When a light rail has to mix with other cars as well as pedestrians
it becomes the '' bully '' and everything gives way to it or else. Not only is it expensive to run in the terms of salary's, it uses road space so nothing else can use it. Gone are all those parking spaces.
I know that light rail system, it's rubbish - cheap alternative to a working monorail system.
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Re: Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by Heng Heng Heng » Mon May 21, 2018 12:36 pm

They tried with the city buses to get people off the road, but they seem to be running around mostly empty. Despite the lack of parking, people still go door to door. A monorail would be cool, but perhaps a subway system under existing roads would be better.
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Re: PP Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by epidemiks » Mon May 21, 2018 12:39 pm

armchairlawyer wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 11:53 am
timmydownawell wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 11:44 am

So the red line will run up Sisowath Quay/Riverside? Will ruin the ambience a bit for tourists! Better for it to run up Norodom?
I think it would go up Sothearos. Then north of 154 it would have to follow Riverside to the Night Market where it would turn left and follow 108.
Something like this?

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Re: Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by Duncan » Mon May 21, 2018 2:18 pm

Heng Heng Heng wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:36 pm
They tried with the city buses to get people off the road, but they seem to be running around mostly empty. Despite the lack of parking, people still go door to door. A monorail would be cool, but perhaps a subway system under existing roads would be better.

No, I use the city bus quite often and there are times when there has been standing room only. In fact the one that comes and goes to the airport often leaves waiting passengers behind cause there is no more room to stand. In those cases the driver or the girl collecting cash /handing out the tickets lets every one travel for free.
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Re: Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by phuketrichard » Mon May 21, 2018 2:32 pm

it took a long time to build BUT it works in Bangkok and is used by tens of thousands everyday
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Re: Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by Duncan » Mon May 21, 2018 2:40 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:32 pm
it took a long time to build BUT it works in Bangkok and is used by tens of thousands everyday


Yep, I like the Bangkok skytrain and I often wonder just how high up in height it is when you see all those buildings below you. Certainly does not interfere with most of the other traffic like a train at ground level .
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Re: Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by John Bingham » Mon May 21, 2018 2:47 pm

Kammekor wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:09 pm
When I think about the disruption the construction of the Toul Kork fly-over caused I can only imagine what a sky train construction on Monivong will do to Phnom Penh traffic...
Sure, the very simple flyover on Russian Boulevard over Hanoi St must have taken a couple of years already and it's only about 250 meters long.
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Re: Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by armchairlawyer » Mon May 21, 2018 3:33 pm

Duncan wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:18 pm

No, I use the city bus quite often and there are times when there has been standing room only. In fact the one that comes and goes to the airport often leaves waiting passengers behind cause there is no more room to stand. In those cases the driver or the girl collecting cash /handing out the tickets lets every one travel for free.
Yesterday there were a lot of Chinese tourists on the number 3 and it was standing room only going to the airport. They had a nasty shock when they saw the road they had to cross at the airport.
Other than the number 3, I have not seen many passengers on the buses. I see the number 2 on Norodom many times with few passengers. Great service, however. Reasonably reliable, except in peak hours and super cool and pretty quick.
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Re: Phnom Penh Skytrain in the pipeline...

Post by epidemiks » Mon May 21, 2018 4:07 pm

So the train will go down Sihanouk and past HS's residence? He's already complained about noisy traffic, surely have a train trundling by at all hours won't impress him.

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