Chinese firm to build Phnom Penh airport skytrain

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China Sky Railway Group, a privately owned Chinese company that builds light rail trains, has announced plans to operate a rail link spanning over ten kilometers between Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and the Cambodian capital’s international airport by May 2018, a report in China Daily newspaper’s September 27 edition said.

According to the paper, the rail connection will be an unmanned monorail system “hanging” from an elevated track, able to carry a maximum of 144 passengers at a time and running at a maximum speed of 65 km/h. Unlike other monorails, the Phnom Penh line will be powered by a lithium batty system.

The decision for an elevated train was made to avoid issues with land ownership along the track and to reduce compensation costs for land owners.

The rail is the first part of a large overhaul of Phnom Penh’s urban transport infrastructure which will also see a new subway system in the future parts of which should be operating when the country will be hosting the Southeast Asian Games in 2023.

China Sky Railway Group is a specialist for “hanging” unmanned monorails and has yet completed such systems in China, Japan and Germany.

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China Sky Railway Group, a privately owned Chinese company that builds light rail trains, has announced plans to operate a rail link spanning over ten kilometers between Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and the Cambodian capital's international airport by May 2018, a report in China Daily newspaper's September 27 edition said. According to the paper, the rail connection will be an unmanned monorail system "hanging" from an elevated track, able to carry a maximum of 144 passengers at a time and running at a maximum speed of 65 km/h. Unlike other monorails, the Phnom Penh line will be powered by a...

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China Sky Railway Group, a privately owned Chinese company that builds light rail trains, has announced plans to operate a rail link spanning over ten kilometers between Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and the Cambodian capital’s international airport by May 2018, a report in China Daily newspaper’s September 27 edition said.

According to the paper, the rail connection will be an unmanned monorail system “hanging” from an elevated track, able to carry a maximum of 144 passengers at a time and running at a maximum speed of 65 km/h. Unlike other monorails, the Phnom Penh line will be powered by a lithium batty system.

The decision for an elevated train was made to avoid issues with land ownership along the track and to reduce compensation costs for land owners.

The rail is the first part of a large overhaul of Phnom Penh’s urban transport infrastructure which will also see a new subway system in the future parts of which should be operating when the country will be hosting the Southeast Asian Games in 2023.

China Sky Railway Group is a specialist for “hanging” unmanned monorails and has yet completed such systems in China, Japan and Germany.

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