Two (very different) reopenings

Two rather different railway reopenings from the BBC…..

The Farnham and Alton railway line is to reopen after a landslip.

A railway line which was closed due to a landslip is to reopen next week, Network Rail has announced.  Temporary repairs have been made to an embankment on the Farnham to Alton line after it collapsed on 13 April.

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Rather more exotic is the news that Cambodia is restarting passenger trains after 14 years.

Cambodia has restarted passenger train services on one route after a gap of some 14 years.  The first service set out on Saturday from the capital Phnom Penh for the tourist areas of the south-west coast….

The journey from Phnom Penh costs around $7 (£4.80) and takes eight hours. It will run to and from the coast once a day from Fridays to Sundays…..

The country has hundreds of kilometres of track, but very little is open, after decades of neglect.  Cargo services restarted three years ago, along small stretches of track.

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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