Poipet-Sisophon Rail Service To Start Trial Operation Tomorrow

The passenger train service from Poipet to Sisophon in Banteay Meanchey province will be put in trial operation on April 4 under the presidency of Senior Minister and Minister of Public Works and Transport H.E. Sun Chanthol.

According to H.E. Ly Borin, Under Secretary of State for Public Works and Transport in charge of railways, passengers will have access to this trial train service with free of charge from April 4 to July 31, 2018.

The Poipet-Sisophon railway section is 48 kilometres long with six stations � Poipet, Kob, Sophy, Sala Krahom, Tek Tla, Sisophon.

During this trial period, only a passenger wagon and a freight wagon will be operated, three times a day back and forth between the two destinations, from 7:00 am to 05:15 pm.

On the other hand, railway construction from Phnom Penh to Poipet will be completed by the end of this year to resume the Northern Line's operation. This 337-kilometre-long Northern Line was originally built and in operation between 1929 and 1942, during the French colonial era.

Besides the Northern Line, the Southern Line of 256 kilometres long from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk province, has been already renovated and put into operation.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press