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BANGKOK 26 May 2019 18:54
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Cambodian, Thai railroads to be connected today

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The railroad networks in Cambodia and Thailand will be officially connected today in a ceremony presided over by the countries’ prime ministers. The Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ing Friedship Bridge will be inaugurated during the ceremony, which will also see the handing over of a diesel-powered train to Cambodia. The diesel multiple unit (DMU) is a donation from Thailand. A DMU is a multiple-unit train powered by on-board diesel engines, which requires no separate locomotive.

 

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The DMU has been manufactured by Japan’s Hitachi and comprises four carriages, each able to carry 80 passengers. Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha will inaugurate the bridge and mark the connection of the countries’ railways by riding a train from Thailand to Poipet city in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation.

 

Sun Chanthol, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation, and his Thai counterpart are expected to sign an agreement on cross-border transportation by train in upcoming days.

 

read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50596619/cambodian-thai-railroads-to-be-connected-today/

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Just now, Lupatria said:

How did they manage to fix the minor problem on the Thai tracks in time?

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that is the million baht question:)

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56 minutes ago, Redline said:

I feel like we are in the 1800s

You lucky guy, no stupid potato chips commercials with a$$ shaking fags on TV, no harassing calls from AIS at 3 AM in the morning begging you to buy some shitake you never wanted anyway, no thought police, and no poisoned food on the markets. What a wonderful world...

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6 hours ago, geovalin said:

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha will inaugurate the bridge and mark the connection of the countries’ railways by riding a train from Thailand to Poipet city in Cambodia,

If only Aung San Suu Kyi was there, all the delusional minds of southeast Asis would be in the same place.

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IS the 'gift' DMU one of the knackered Thai Railways rejects or a new unit from Japan?

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I wonder how the standard gauge Cambodian railway interfaces with the Mickey Mouse 1 metre gauge toytown tracks of Thailand ?

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Another big question is, will Thailand upgrade the train hat runs from Bangkok to the border? Currently a ghastly 3rd class only carriage with no a/c.

 

"Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha will inaugurate the bridge and mark the connection of the countries’ railways by riding a train from Thailand to Poipet city in Cambodia,"

 

I assume  special train will be commissioned for that purpose as no way would either of them be ble to spend 5 minutes in what currently plies that route.

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On 4/22/2019 at 12:16 AM, Redline said:

I feel like we are in the 1800s

And DEVOLVING at an alarming rate.

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On 4/22/2019 at 5:49 PM, PETERTHEEATER said:

IS the 'gift' DMU one of the knackered Thai Railways rejects or a new unit from Japan?

Thailand handed over a four-car DMU for use on cross-border shuttle services.

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On 4/22/2019 at 6:53 PM, geoffbezoz said:

I wonder how the standard gauge Cambodian railway interfaces with the Mickey Mouse 1 metre gauge toytown tracks of Thailand ?

both are 1 metre

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5 minutes ago, my friend I said:

both are 1 metre

Your'e right, my my. Maybe that is why they only have 612 km of railway according to Wiki. It goes nowhere to nowhere outside its borders so joining up with Thailand will still equate to the same.

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Travellers can go from Sihanoukville to JB Sentral/Singapore now by train.

The Kunming/Lao/ Thailand section is progressing rapidly.

Just need a Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City section to be built so people can do a big circle.

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