Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

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Re: Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

Post by frank lee bent » Thu May 05, 2016 8:04 am

I am going over to the station this morning and will get all the info I can and report back.
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Re: Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

Post by ExPenhMan » Thu May 05, 2016 10:02 am

Some pretty nice cars on that flatbed.

Anyway, thanks BDS for all the sleuthing: finding the station (LOL), publishing the ticket prices and shooting the vehicle transfer service.
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Re: Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

Post by frank lee bent » Thu May 05, 2016 10:37 am

I visited the station. There is no timetable available per se.
Service now is Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Friday leaves Phnom Penh 3 PM, other days 7 AM.
There are 2 trains, one with AC. So whether you get AC or not depends on your origin and the day.
There is no difference in price for AC.
Thinking of taking the 3 PM to Takeo for an overnight and a boat ride out to the archaeology.
Supposedly a good hotel there with an OK resto.
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Post by frank lee bent » Tue May 10, 2016 4:43 pm

A concise guide to current rail happenings in Cambodia.
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Re: Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat May 14, 2016 2:28 pm

Now you can take your car down to the beach and back for $20.
Railway service can now transport autos

Fri, 13 May 2016

Cambodia's recently revived passenger rail service, which operates on weekends and holidays, is not just transporting passengers between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, it is allowing them to take their cars along with them, John Guiry, CEO of Royal Railways, said yesterday.

He said up to 20 vehicles will join their passengers on tomorrow’s train to the coast – the second such trip transporting vehicles since Prime Minister HE took the train two weeks ago. One-way passenger tickets cost $6, while the fare on an accompanying car is $10, or $4 for a motorbike. Spaces for vehicles are limited.
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Re: Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

Post by Luigi » Sat May 14, 2016 3:00 pm

I hope to use the rail service to deliver a vehicle to SKV Mon. or Tue. If at least one of the vehicles I see is near as advertised. We'll see. Will take photos & give report.
I wonder how they secure the vehicles? Used moto inner tubes? Hmmm.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sat May 14, 2016 4:50 pm

Luigi wrote:I hope to use the rail service to deliver a vehicle to SKV Mon. or Tue. If at least one of the vehicles I see is near as advertised. We'll see. Will take photos & give report.
I wonder how they secure the vehicles? Used moto inner tubes? Hmmm.
Luigi, AFAIK the train only operates on weekends and public holidays.
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Re: Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

Post by Sailorman » Sat May 14, 2016 5:09 pm

Frank: Archaeology on Takeo?
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Re: Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

Post by frank lee bent » Sat May 14, 2016 5:27 pm

sure, Takeo is the cradle of Khmer culture. Funan, Chenla and more.
Older than Angkor
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Re: Trial passenger rail service to begin April 9

Post by Luigi » Sat May 14, 2016 7:56 pm

DOH! :facepalm:
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