Waggonfabrik Uerdingen DMU ZZ800 Series | Royal Railway Cambodia

The Waggonfabrik Uerdingen DMU ZZ800 Series is a diesel multiple unit of the Royal Railway, operating on mixed freight and passenger routes throughout the Kingdom. Though described as a DMU, there is only one engine per train, hence if the driving cab of the non-motor car is used in the direction of travel, the train is actually being pushed from behind on the engine in the rear car, which actually classifies it a push-pull train instead, since there is no multiple unit per se.

Based on my trainspotting, it is also difficult to definitively identity if Royal Railway had ever assigned trains as a permanent set as each train car is individually numbered despite having only a single cab, and some cars also do not have engines in them.

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Waggonfabrik Uerdingen DMU ZZ800 Series Fleet List

ZZ800 (??? – number may be disputed or may not exist)

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An unnumbered Waggonfabrik Uerdingen DMU ZZ800 Series operating as Coach A on a Phnom Penh – Poipet Line passenger service. It is not accurately known if this is train car number ZZ800. ZZ800 (disputed number) has a motor installed.

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The interior of ZZ800 (disputed number), operating as Coach A.

ZZ801

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ZZ801 operating as Coach F on a Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Line passenger service. ZZ801 currently operates as a non-motorised locomotive-hauled passenger coach, but has provisions for a motor to be installed. The cab windows has been replaced with ventilation louvers.

ZZ802

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ZZ802 operating as Coach H on a Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville Line passenger service. ZZ802 currently operates as a non-motorised locomotive-hauled passenger coach, and has no provisions for a motor to be installed. The cab windows has been replaced with a solid panel.

ZZ803

Passenger Coach B ZZ803
ZZ803 operating as Coach B on a Phnom Penh – Poipet Line passenger service. ZZ803 currently operates as a non-motorised cab car, operating in tandem with motorised ZZ800 (disputed number).

PNH-PS-BB-SS-PP 0715 AM Phnom Penh Poipet by Train 231
The interior of ZZ803, operating as Coach B.

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The Waggonfabrik Uerdingen manufacturer plate of ZZ803.

ZZ804 (??? – number may be disputed or may not exist)

ZZ805 (??? – number may be disputed or may not exist)

ZZ806 (??? – number may be disputed or may not exist)

This fleet list is incomplete. It is said that there are 6 units in existence, but these are the ones I have spotted so far, including one which is numberless, hence the provisions for the car numbering for the first or last car to be ZZ800 and ZZ806 respectively. It is also not known if the said 6 units include any middle cars or are classified separately, of which are now classified as AZAFF and BZAFF series. Please contact me if you can offer any additional information in expanding this section.


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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