Cambodian Royal Railways has recently imported three new carriages to upgrade the Phnom Penh airport shuttle. The service, launched in April 2018, takes around an hour and costs $2.5 each way. The new carriages have been imported from Mexico and will accommodate up to 100 sitting and standing passengers. The new service complements those currently offered by taxis and tuktuks.
Royal Railways revealed that the three carriages arrived at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port recently, and are expected to be in service soon. At the time of writing, the schedule is not available on the website.
…… We have been waiting for these carriages for months, and now they have finally arrived, so we will have an official launch soon and request Prime Minister Hun Sen to preside over it. Transport Minister Sun Chanthol
Mr Chanthol added that although the carriages were earmarked for the Airport shuttle, one may be deployed elsewhere. This carriage would be used to service either the southern rail line connecting the capital with Sihanoukville or the western rail line to Poipet, on the Thai border.
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