The warnings about the imminent closure of the bamboo train from some months ago seems to have waned some lately. We recently spoke with a representative of the World Bank, who says there is "no reason" that the bamboo train will have to stop even when the new railroad is built. The new train should only be going through town three times per week, meaning the bamboo train can operate around it. At least, the World Bank's support seems to be shifting towards keeping the bamboo train or moving it to a new location, but not stopping it. The local government has yet to respond with more details of their plan, but such support is good news for the bamboo train. Updates will be added as they arrive.
A collection of news about the bamboo train and the development of the Cambodian railroad