Cambodian passenger train back on track after 14 years

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen with passengers at the Phnom Penh railway station yesterday, as the country's sole passenger train service resumed after a 14-year hiatus. Mr Hun Sen boarded the train to inaugurate its first trip to a seaport in Siha
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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen with passengers at the Phnom Penh railway station yesterday, as the country's sole passenger train service resumed after a 14-year hiatus.

Mr Hun Sen boarded the train to inaugurate its first trip to a seaport in Sihanoukville. The 270-km-long route passes through farmland and follows part of Cambodia's scenic coast.

Trains will now run once a day in either direction from Friday to Sunday.

The South-east nation has more than 600km of railroad, but much of its tracks have been damaged over time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 01, 2016, with the headline 'Cambodian passenger train back on track after 14 years'. Print Edition | Subscribe