The only train in this country is 30 kilometers per hour.
xinhuawang· 2016-05-02 06:36:48
Xinhua net Beijing, May 1 (Xinhua) outage after many years, Cambodia only domestic railway passenger service on April 30, formally restored operations on a regular basis. Prime Minister Hong Sen of Kampuchea on the same day on a line from the capital, Phnom Penh, bound for the southwest seaside resort of Sihanouk city of the train. Television footage showed Hong Sen at the train station to greet the staff, surrounded by people in this column on yellow train. The carriage was full, and Hong Sen sat on the aisle seat, chatting with a pair of window seats. Class= img_box "
Hong Sen later in the social networking site "facebook" personal home page to call the public as far as possible to take the train. He also released his greetings to the passengers, and the monks dressed in yellow monk's robes to talk to the photos. "Today is a very important day for the Kampuchea railway," said John ·, chief executive of Kampuchea's Royal railway company, who told reporters before the start of the car.
the south line of the railway 264 km long, through the rural areas of Cambodia and the pleasant scenery of the coastal provinces. According to Ji Li, the Southern Railway 14 years ago to stop the passenger, freight back in a few years ago. After renovation, in April 9th this year to 17, during the new year in Kampuchea, the railway carried out passenger trial operation. Formal operation, Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville line from Friday to Sunday day back and forth two direction driving, local time in the morning 7 when departure from Phnom Penh, one-way 8 hours, stop Takeo province and Kampot province. One way fare $6.
Cambodia's rail network with a total length of 612 kilometers, consists of two lines, one is April restored passenger line of the south, was a transportation artery; another is the west, connecting the Phnom Penh and near the Thai border town of Poipet. The two railways were built for the French colonial authorities. Because of decades of war damage and lack of maintenance, Kampuchea railway long-term in a state of neglect in disrepair. 2009, the Kampuchea government to stop all the railway passenger and freight, began to build the work, and to give the Royal railway company to the domestic railway 30 years of franchise rights.
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