- Southeast Asia Railways
- News: August 2023
News: August 2023
Airport railways for Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail trial in September, Da Lat railway restoration
Welcome to the Southeast Asia Railways Newsletter. I was in Sumatra at the start of the month where I rode the main lines of the North Sumatra Railways. I will have a guide for that railway at Nomadic Notes.
The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway didn’t open as planned, so I will include that on my next visit to Indonesia.
Here are the main news stories of the month for railways in Southeast Asia.
There are new airports being built for Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and they are both a long distance from the city centre. Light railways have been proposed for both airports.
“Kandal provincial administration and a Chinese firm have discussed the construction project of a new lightweight railway connecting the Techo International Airport in Kandal province with Phnom Penh capital.”
The high-speed railway project has been delayed again. It now looks like test runs in September and opening in October.
The Johor Baru-Woodlands cross-border shuttle runs infrequently, and the peak-hour tickets sell out a month in advance. This is the easiest win to immediately reduce overcrowding at the border crossing.