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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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Old April 26th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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Cambodia has got to be the most dilapidated rail system in the world... I think there's something like 2 passenger trains per week; one from Pnomh Penh to Sihanoukville, and the other from Pnomh Penh to the town on the Thai border (I forget the name).
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Old April 26th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #5
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Aranyaprathet, but I don't think there's service that far as railways are cut short at Sisophone, some 30km away from the border.
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How do trains not derail running over such tracks.
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I'm actually very shocked to see that modern locomotive in there, I never knew they took delivery of any such thing.

Cambodia is embarking on a massive rail reconstruction, since it is one of the missing links in the SE Asian rail corridor...it will be very cool to have it reconnected to the Thai system and running more regular trains.

Also, I would say that the awful state of their rails do not reflect the country, which is very awesome and a highly recommended visit for anyone on a trip through SE Asia
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How do trains not derail running over such tracks.
I thought the same.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #9
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Also, I would say that the awful state of their rails do not reflect the country, which is very awesome and a highly recommended visit for anyone on a trip through SE Asia
Oh God yes, the country is simply magnificent. In many ways its terrible infrastructure adds to its charm.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #10
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There will also be a line to HCMC built with Vietnamese money, connecting to Phnom Penh. I don't know the timeline, but it was in the Vietnam press recently.

That motorcycle with the lumber rigged to run on the rails is SO Cambodian. lol.
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The rail network is so poor there that only one official passenger train travels from the capital to the second largest city. So what do you do when you have to travel? Improvise...

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Old July 19th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #12
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Ипонутсо...
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Old July 19th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #13
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OMG!!!! Those tracks are shocking!!! how do the trains even run over them!?
I think so investment is needed...
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Google just released StreetView for Cambodia.
Railway tracks between Phnom Phen and ports in the south looks good.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 07:50 PM   #16
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I've been on one of the improvised bamboo trains....interesting experience but very uncomfortable.

I think that there is an ongoing project to restore the rail line to the Thai border and restart regular service between the border and PP.
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Photo series - Permanent Secretariat of MoT and vice minister of Ministry of Civil Works and Communication laying corner stone to build the new railway Bridge across Thai - Cambodia border near the precinct of the old rail Bridge on Poipet side [Cambodian side] of the border at 9.30 AM of 25 July 2014 , after the Buddhist ceremony to ask the spirits around the old railway bridge across the border that the old railway bridge must be removed to make the way for the new railway bridge at 4 PM of 24 July 2014, and Sangha ceremony at 7.30 AM of 25 July 2014.

The new 50-meter galvanized steel bridge has come to replace the old 43 meter steel bridge which has been out of use for 40 year for better transportation. Now, SRT and ITD workers are working major rail and sleeper replacement from Klong 19 to the foot of the new Border Bridge with the distance of 176 km and price tag of 2.808 billion Baht along with the construction of railway from Aranyaprathet to Border, it is just 6 km railway line on the same old permanent way with a price tag of 111 Million Baht and the construction of 50-meter galvanized steel bridge with a price tag of 30 Million Baht (29.5 million Baht or 922,000 US Dollars to be more exact).

This line has been initailly connected and opened on 11 April 1942 before being closed on 17 December 1946. It has been reopened again on 22 April 1955 before being closed in 1959. It has been reopened in 1971 before being closed in 1974. The bridge has been damaged around 1991-1993 though.

This will help to relief the cross border cargo service as well as tourist services at Ban Klong Luek - Poipet checkpoint - this is also Gateway for AEC for real.

For the line in Cambodia, the railhead is 6 km from the Border bridge to allow the train to head to Sisophon. However, more funds at least 125 million Dollars are in need to allow the cargo train from Thailand to reach Phnom Penh along 386 km route (Poipet - Phnom Penh) as this line is 32% done even though the 266 km section from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville has been opened.

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at Thailand Border, a big problem with Cambodia Casinos.

http://pantip.com/topic/32445864

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From Railway Gazette:

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Government funds Phnom Penh – Sisophon rehabilitation
03 Aug 2015



CAMBODIA: Work is expected to begin in September on initial repairs to the Northern line which links the capital Phnom Penh with Sisophon, 40 km from the border with Thailand.

The government has agreed to provide US$33m to support what it terms ‘emergency repairs’ on the 386 km metre gauge route, marking the latest step in a piecemeal effort to rehabilitate Cambodia’s national network.

Trains have been running since 2013 over the 264 km Southern line from Phnom Penh to the port of Sihanoukville after the line was refurbished under a programme led by the Asian Development Bank and Australian development agency AusAID. Australian logistics firm Toll Group took on a 30-year concession to operate and manage the railway, but divested its stake to local partner the Royal Group last year citing a lack of progress in modernising the railway infrastructure

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Sihanoukville Railway Station, NOV 2006













Interesting how this station looks like today.
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