Recent initiatives by the government and development partners to revitalize the railways have raised the prospect of stronger economic growth and closer trade ties between Cambodia and countries in the Southeast Asia region and beyond. This briefing provides an overview of the railway sector in Cambodia, focusing on its recent development, the actors involved, the potential benefits and challenges that this development faces.

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Although Cambodia’s land area covers approximately 181,035 km2, the country has only two railway lines, with a total length of 650 kilometers. Until the late 2000s Cambodia’s rail network was in poor condition as a result of prolonged civil conflict and decades of neglect. Rehabilitation is underway.