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Thailand, Cambodia to reopen cross-border trains after 45 years

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Cross-border train service to reopen after 45 years.

Thailand is handing over a diesel-engine locomotive to Cambodia for cross-border railway which will reopen on April 22 after having been closed down for the last 45 years.

Thai media Prachachat reported on Saturday that prime ministers of the two countries are scheduled on the upcoming Monday to co-preside over the opening ceremony for Ban Khlong Luek railway station in Aranyaprathet district in eastern Thailand and the handover ceremony for the diesel locomotive with four carriages.

The State Railway of Thailand actually already handed over the locomotive with four carriages to the Cambodian side for a 6-km trial run between Ban Khlong Luek railway station of Thailand and Poipet railway station of Cambodia.

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