April 10, 2018

Phnom Penh airport rail link opens

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CAMBODIA’s minister of public works and transport, Mr Sun Chanthol, officially opened a new rail link to Phnom Penh International Airport on April 10.

The project involved constructing a 1.6km branch off the Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville line to serve a station outside the airport terminal.

Cambodia Royal Railways operates services at 30-minute intervals from the main station in Phnom Penh, providing a 25-minute journey time for the 9.6km trip.

Initially locomotive-hauled trains are being used, although the Ministry of Public Works and Transport says three diesel railcars have been ordered from a supplier in Mexico and these will be delivered “shortly.”

To celebrate Khmer New Year, travel on the new service will be free-of-charge until the end of July.

The inauguration of the airport link comes less than a week after the reopening of the 48km section of the Northern Line between Sisophon and Poipet on the border with Thailand.

Cambodia Phnom Penh Airport 2

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