Hitachi RHN DMU | Royal Railway Cambodia

The Hitachi RHN DMU, also known as SRT Train, is a diesel multiple unit of the Royal Railway. This 4-car train was gifted to Cambodia by the State Railway of Thailand for the purpose of facilitating cross-border trade and boost tourism around the eastern border of Thailand. To deliver this train, Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen rode this train across the border from Ban Klong Luk to Poipet on Monday, 22 April 2019.

The Hitachi RHN DMU will commence services on the Phnom Penh – Poipet Line on Wednesday, 25 September 2019 on the free Pchum Ben Festival trains as 2-car sets, on a split Phnom Penh – Pursat and Poipet – Pursat service.

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Hitachi RHN DMU Fleet List

กซข. รถกำลังดีเซลรางมีห้องขับ Bogie Power Diesel Railcar With Driving Cab (BPD.)
พซข. รถพ่วงดีเซลรางมีห้องขับ Bogie Trailer Diesel Railcar With Driving Cab (BTD.)

พซข.45/BTD.45

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พซข.45 is located at the Phnom Penh-end or eastern-end of the train at Poipet Railway Station. Train numbers with 2 digits, without the 10- in front, are non-motorised trailer cars with a driving cab.

กซข.1035/BPD.1035

PNH-PS-BB-SS-PP 0715 AM Phnom Penh Poipet by Train 316
กซข.1035 at Poipet Railway Station. Train numbers with 4 digits, with the 10- in front are motorised cars with a driving cab.

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Banners are placed below the windows on all cars throughout the train, with slogans promoting cross-border movement.

PNH-PS-BB-SS-PP 0715 AM Phnom Penh Poipet by Train 318
SRT has also provided destination signs for Royal Railway to prepare for a cross-border shuttle train.

พซข.45 and กซข.1035 operate as a 2-car set.

พซข.40/BTD.40

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พซข.40 at Poipet Railway Station. Train numbers with 2 digits, without the 10- in front, are non-motorised trailer cars with a driving cab.

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SRT has also provided destination signs for Royal Railway to prepare for a cross-border shuttle train.

กซข.1038/BPD.1038

PNH-PS-BB-SS-PP 0715 AM Phnom Penh Poipet by Train 311
กซข.1038 is located at the Ban Klong Luk Border-end or western-end of the train at Poipet Railway Station. Train numbers with 4 digits, with the 10- in front are motorised cars with a driving cab. A portion of กซข.1038 can be seen on the left of this picture, as the Waggonfabrik Uerdingen DMU ZZ800 Series blocks the way.

พซข.40 and กซข.1038 operate as a 2-car set.

Interior of Hitachi RHN DMU

These photos are taken in Thailand and Laos. However, it is the same type of train as the donated Hitachi RHN DMU to Cambodia.

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The interior of กซข.1035 and กซข.1038, which are motorised. This is evident by the extra fittings within the passenger saloon for the exhaust of the diesel railcar.

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The interior of พซข.40 and พซข.45, which are non-motorised.

This fleet list is incomplete. Please contact me if you can offer any additional information in expanding it.


Royal Railway (Cambodia) Ticket Booking Methods

  • Ticket counters in Royal Railway stations
  • Phone
    • Phnom Penh: 078 888 582
    • Takeo: 099 222 533
    • Kampot: 099 222 566
    • Sihanoukville: 099 222 544
  • Online from Baolau
  • Online from Easybook

Tickets are open for sale 7 days before departure for direct bookings through Royal Railway, and around 14 to 21 days before departure for online agent bookings.

For online bookings through Baolau, print your confirmation at home and get it exchanged for the actual boarding pass at the station’s ticket counter on the day of your travel.

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Boarding Process for Tickets booked through Baolau

  1. Make a booking on Baolau.
  2. Baolau receives confirmation from Royal Railway.
  3. Baolau then sends you the confirmation email with numbered seat within 24 hours.
  4. Print the email confirmation and exchange it for the boarding pass at the station before departure.
  5. The staff on train will check the boarding pass and take it away.

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Boarding Process for Tickets booked through Easybook

  1. Make a booking on Easybook.
  2. Easybook sends you the confirmation email with numbered seat.
  3. Show the printed or digital email confirmation on the train.

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