Cambodia, Thailand reconnect a Cold War-cut link

Newly finished rail link re-establishes train travel between the two neighbors precisely 45 years after the line was cut at the end of the US-Vietnam War.

Tourists, gamblers, traders and others can now travel by train between Bangkok and the Thai-Cambodian border for the first time since tracks were cut 45 years ago at the end of the US-Vietnam War.

The new rail link ends one of the last infrastructural disruptions caused by the Cold War era conflict and will more tightly connect the peacetime economies of former staunch adversaries Thailand and Cambodia.

The two neighbors recently extended an existing Bangkok-Aranyaprathet railway line which crosses eastern Thailand and ends at the Cambodian border.

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