The railway service linking Thailand and Cambodia is expected to launch soon, according to Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.
The State Railway of Thailand spent about 19 million baht last year building a border train station in Ban Khlong Luek in Sa Kaeo’s Aranyaprathet district. It also extended the railway network for 5.6km from the town of Aranyaprathet to the border station. The train service is expected to connect to the railway in Poipet town in the Banteay Meanchey province of Cambodia.
The rail network between the two countries was originally established in 1942, but the service was suspended in the 1970s due to the civil war in Cambodia. The Cambodian government renovated and opened the Poipet train station last year. The station is about 850m from the border.
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