Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Post by King Keil » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:20 pm

If it's working like the southern line it will just be wonderful
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Post by pczz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:32 am

I think its going to be at least the same time as a bus takes, given that trains only go at about 30km/h and seem to be unable to dodge sleeping drunks, truck and cattle causing further delay.
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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:27 am

Thailand – Cambodia railway to open this month
08 Apr 2019

ASIA: The 1·3 km cross-border rail link between Arayaprathet in Thailand and Poipot in Cambodia which was completed last year is to be opened on April 22, Thailand’s Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith told the ASEAN PPP Summit in Bangkok on April 4.

Speaking to Railway Gazette International on the sidelines of the event, the minister said an agreement on the procedures for the operation of cross-border rail services would be signed on the same day as the opening ceremony.

The launch of through rail services to Phnom Penh ‘will take some time’, he added, as ‘we need to work on the agreement.’

In his speech to the summit, Termpittayapaisith said the cross-border link could be followed by other routes in the region. He mentioned the Chinese-backed rail project in Laos as being part of a broader plan for more rail connections between Thailand and its neighbours.
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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:58 am

April 21, 2019
Thailand, Cambodia to reopen cross-border trains after 45 years
Thailand is handing over a diesel-engine locomotive to Cambodia for cross-border railway which will reopen on April 22 after having been closed down for the last 45 years.

Thai media Prachachat reported on Saturday that prime ministers of the two countries are scheduled on the upcoming Monday to co-preside over the opening ceremony for Ban Khlong Luek railway station in Aranyaprathet district in eastern Thailand and the handover ceremony for the diesel locomotive with four carriages.

The State Railway of Thailand actually already handed over the locomotive with four carriages to the Cambodian side for a 6-km trial run between Ban Khlong Luek railway station of Thailand and Poipet railway station of Cambodia.
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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:57 am

I love train travel and far prefer it to Bus's
BUT this route :Bangkok- PP will be at least 15 hours vs 1 hour flight for around $75, ( bus is like 12)
Cant see it being used by passengers much but great for merchandise

PLUS; will everyone need disembark for passport control ?
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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:51 am

Far fewer killed in train accidents than bus accident, give me a train over a van with 9 others or a bus that explodes on impact.
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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Post by John Bingham » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:56 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:58 am

Thailand, Cambodia to reopen cross-border trains after 45 years
Thailand is handing over a diesel-engine locomotive to Cambodia for cross-border railway which will reopen on April 22 after having been closed down for the last 45 years.
I don't know where this "45 years" is coming from, there was no cross border train in 1974. As far as I know the only time there was a train between Aranyaprathet and Poipet was briefly during WW2 when Thailand occupied the western provinces anyway.
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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:30 pm

The train is now in service on the Thai side, running from Bangkok to the Thai-Cambodian border.

June 26, 2019
New Thailand-Cambodia border train service from July 1
BANGKOK (Bangkok Post) – A new daily train service between Bangkok and Ban Klong Luk border station in Sa Kaeo province will start running on July 1, the State Railway of Thailand announced.

There will be four trips a day, two in each direction, acting SRT governor Worawut Mala said on Tuesday.

Ordinary passenger train No 275 will depart Bangkok for Aranyaprathet and Klong Luek at 5.55am and arrive at the border station at 11.17am.

Ordinary passenger train No 279 will operate on the same route, leaving Bangkok at 1.05pm, reaching the border station at 5.27pm.

Inbound, ordinary passenger train No 280 will depart Klong Luk station (Rong Kluea market) at 6.58am, arriving in Bangkok at 12.05pm, and ordinary passenger train No 276 will depart the border station at 1.53pm, arriving in Bangkok at 7.40pm.

For advanced ticket bookings or further information, traveller cancontact the SRT customs service via hotline 1690 around the clock or website, www.railway.co.th or @pr.railway Facebook page.

It is not known when Cambodia will begin operating trains from adjoining Poi Pet.
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Re: Cambodia now connected to Thailand by rail.

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:24 am

"...will depart Klong Luk station at 6.58am, arriving in Bangkok at 12.05pm"

So, as soon as we start running our connecting trains from Phnom Penh with the same precision it is all going to be smooth sailing.
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