free train ride in Cambodia

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Re: free train ride in Cambodia

Post by John Bingham » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:50 pm

bangkokhooker wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Isn’t that Pol Pot with the scarf on the right?
It is Pol Pot, and behind him is Ta Mok. Across from Ta Mok, on the left is Nuon Chea. I'm not sure who the guy in front of Nuon Chea is, probably Hu Nim. According to Nhem En, the photographer, it's a picture of the Khmer Rouse central committee on a visit to Kampong Som in 1976.


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Re: free train ride in Cambodia

Post by timmydownawell » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:11 am

John Bingham wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Anyway, it's only from Poipet to Sisophon, obviously just a test run for opening the old Phnom Penh > Poipet branch.
I'm not sure I'd want to get it until it's been running a few months, and most people in areas they pass through figure
out that the old railway line is not the best place to have a drunken nap or dry fish or park your vehicle anymore.
It shouldn't be long until they extend it to Battambang and maybe Pursat, as the track there is almost ready to roll again. Will take longer to fix the stretch between Pursat and PP so I wouldn't expect the trains to arrive in PP until closer to the end of the year.
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Re: free train ride in Cambodia

Post by offroadscholar » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:20 am

John Bingham wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:50 pm
bangkokhooker wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Isn’t that Pol Pot with the scarf on the right?
It is Pol Pot, and behind him is Ta Mok. Across from Ta Mok, on the left is Nuon Chea. I'm not sure who the guy in front of Nuon Chea is, probably Hu Nim. According to Nhem En, the photographer, it's a picture of the Khmer Rouse central committee on a visit to Kampong Som in 1976.


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did the guy front right just get shot in the arm ?
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Re: free train ride in Cambodia

Post by bangkokhooker » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:28 am

He looks like a fat Nelson Medela.
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Re: free train ride in Cambodia

Post by cautious colin » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:17 am

timmydownawell wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:11 am

It shouldn't be long until they extend it to Battambang and maybe Pursat, as the track there is almost ready to roll again. Will take longer to fix the stretch between Pursat and PP so I wouldn't expect the trains to arrive in PP until closer to the end of the year.
I read somewhere (possibly the Train Cambodia FB group) that they are aiming to have the line to Phnom Penh running by late August
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Re: free train ride in Cambodia

Post by username » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:18 pm

offroadscholar wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:20 am
John Bingham wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:50 pm
bangkokhooker wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:39 pm
Isn’t that Pol Pot with the scarf on the right?
It is Pol Pot, and behind him is Ta Mok. Across from Ta Mok, on the left is Nuon Chea. I'm not sure who the guy in front of Nuon Chea is, probably Hu Nim. According to Nhem En, the photographer, it's a picture of the Khmer Rouse central committee on a visit to Kampong Som in 1976.


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did the guy front right just get shot in the arm ?
It's just an artifact from an old picture. You can see the same black dots to the left as well
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Re: free train ride in Cambodia

Post by boom » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:49 am

pol pot is actually the one sitting on the front in the the left hand side of the picture.
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Re: free train ride in Cambodia

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Trains start tomorrow, running Poi Pet - Koub - Souphi - Tuek Thla - Sisophon

Trains from the Thai border at Poi Pet to Sisophon run daily, and are free of charge until 31 July. This service will be extended to Battambang by the end of May, and to Phnom Penh by late 2018.

Timetable:

0700 Poipet > 0815 Sisophon
1030 Poipet > 1145 Sisophon
1415 Poipet > 1530 Sisophon

0845 Sisophon > 1000 Poipet
1215 Sisophon > 1330 Poipet
1600 Sisophon > 1715 Poipet
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