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City to airport rail link

A railway linking Phnom Penh to its international airport is being planned, with passengers getting the chance to check in baggage and get boarding passes before they get on the train. The line would join the Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk track which runs past the ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32780/city-to-airport-rail-link/

Toll Royal Railways Yet to Spend Pledged Funds

Toll Royal Railways, the company holding the 30-year concession to operate Cambodia’s rail network, has so far only spent a tiny fraction of the millions of dollars of investment it promised upon winning the deal, documents of the firm’s expenditure show. The operation of the railways ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

‘Guards are more than farmers in uniform’

Located in a humble, barrack-like building with small offices that are still under construction, Global Security Solutions enjoys the proximity to its biggest customer: Toll Royal Railways. The company not only provides security for embassies, but for petrochemical companies, hotels and airlines as well. Since the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010860663/Business/guards-are-more-than-farmers-in-uniform.html

Toll Royal Railways expands

Toll Royal Railways signed two freight logistics agreements with Siam Concrete Group and United Logistics and Distribution at their offices in Phnom Penh’s Central Railway Station yesterday. SCG Cambodia contracted TRR for the transport and warehousing for bagged cement from Touk Meas in Kampot province to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101259265/Business/toll-royal-railways-expands.html

Cambodia, the next setting to a ‘Battle of the Rails’

As Australian operator Toll Royal Railways looks at a possible withdrawal from in Cambodia, a new China-backed company tries to take over and promise to rehabilitate more tracks including Phnom Penh-Saigon Toll Royal Railway won in 2010 a concession to operate and upgrade the Cambodian rail ...

http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/50249/cambodia-the-next-setting-to

Rail freight services begin

Railway freight services between Phnom Penh and Touk Meas commune, in Kampot province’s Banteay Meas district, the location of a Siam Cement factory about 40 kilometres north of Kampot town, began yesterday, finally putting the Toll Royal Railways concession on an earning basis. According to Toll Royal Railways ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358231/Business/phnom-penhs-rail-freight-services-begin.html

Study to determine cost to finish railway

With funds almost exhausted on the $140 million rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railway network, the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have decided to conduct a study to determine how much more money is needed to complete the project, a government consultant said yesterday. Paul Power, ...

Toll Royal derails regional projects

The unclear future of Cambodia’s national railway, following Toll Royal Railways’ suspension of operations on March 31, has cast doubt not only on the oft-delayed redevelopment project but also on a larger build-out expected to connect much of Asia. Toll Royal, a joint venture by Australian ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050155880/Business/toll-royal-derails-regional-projects.html

Replacement for Toll’s Kerr has arrived in Phnom Penh

Toll Royal Railways chief executive David Kerr is on track to leave Cambodia by the end of the month, according to his expected replacement. Bobby Luow, a 40-year veteran of the rail industry, mainly in South Africa, told the Post he had been brought in to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355387/Business/replacement-for-tolls-kerr-has-arrived-in-phnom-penh.html

A ‘good neighbour’ policy

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr chose Cambodia as his first official overseas trip since his March 2 appointment to the top foreign policy job. The Australian Labor Party politician, former journalist and longtime premier of New South Wales sat down on Monday evening with the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032855289/National-news/a-good-neighbour-policy.html

ADB Won’t Pay to Finish Rail Project

Having already spent millions of dollars, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will not foot the additional $70 to $90 million in funds still needed to complete more than half of Cambodia’s railway rehabilitation project, an official from the ADB said yesterday. Toll Royal Railways, a joint venture ...

Toll trains said to stop March 31

Toll Group has informed the Cambodian government that it will suspend all railway operations and lay off half of its Cambodian staff at the end of the month, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Australian logistics firm, which in partnership with Royal Group ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032055123/Business/toll-trains-said-to-stop-march-31.html

Thai rail link back on track

Representatives from Cambodia and Thailand yesterday agreed to a 2013 completion date for a railway link from Phnom Penh across the Cambodia-Thailand border crossing at Poipet. Outdated agreements had delayed the project, Thai officials said. Insiders have also said disagreements over cross-border trade have kept the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011121353318/Business/thai-rail-link-back-on-track.html

Price tag set for railway link to Vietnam border

The rail link to Vietnam from Cambodia has been estimated at $686 million dollars. The link would finally connect Singapore to Kunming, China. The $686 million does not include compensation for those who link along the proposed railway locations and no funding has been confirmed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072150549/Business/price-tag-set-for-railway-link-to-vietnam-border.html

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