Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Next passenger train set to run on April 30

Next passenger train set to run on April 30

A passenger train makes a stop in Kampot earlier this month. Sor Chandara
A passenger train makes a stop in Kampot earlier this month. Sor Chandara

Next passenger train set to run on April 30

Passenger rail services between the capital and the coast will resume on April 30, though neither the schedule nor ticket prices have been finalised, Tith Sam Oeun, commercial manager of Royal Railway, said yesterday.

The resumption of passenger services on the 256-kilometre line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville follows the successful operation of a nine-day trial run from April 9 to 17 – the first time in 14 years for passengers to travel on the rehabilitated line.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Hun Sen is scheduled to travel from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train on April 30, according a Facebook post by Information Minister Khieu Kanharith. No further details were provided.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia’s image problem

    In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword. He told a European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS) briefing seminar that the media has unfairly presented

  • PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

    Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution”

  • Kingdom's trade deal with EU questioned before poll

    A European Union (EU) mission met with senior government officials at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday as the 28-member bloc monitors an agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free. Some 10 commissioners are in the Kingdom as part of a seven-day

  • A new carrier takes off in capital

    Cambodia Airways, the latest passenger airline to enter the Kingdom, launched its first domestic flight on Tuesday. Flight KR801, carrying 145 passengers, left the Phnom Penh International Airport at 9:50am and landed in Siem Reap at 10:35am in an Airbus A319. Cambodia Airways marketing and branding