Phnom Penh’s Airport Shuttle Fails to Attract Travelers, Despite Increasing Road Traffic

The Phnom Penh airport shuttle has had a slow start over the last 18 months. And that has nothing to do with its top speed of 25 kilometers per hour.

One morning in July, the train’s engines were rumbling, ready for the early morning ride. The blowing of the horn signaled it would shortly begin the 10-kilometer journey from the Royal Railway Station in the center of the city to the Phnom Penh International Airport.

But, there were no passengers occupying the blue, white and yellow striped carriages for the 7 a.m. ride.

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