Phnom Penh Railway Station was officially announced by a group of US investors, who plan to transform the station into a Royal Train Business Tower Square.
Royal Train Square building will become an attractive new development in Phnom Penh, to welcome travelers using the train service, a modern entertainment centre and hangout spot. A 3,000 square meters cater for retails & commercial space.
Mr. Scott Bolls, spokesperson for the project, which funded by ventures from US and partners from Europe, commented that the train station is a well-known heritage building in Phnom Penh, but under utilize. After the conversion, it will give people a new place to meet for dinner with nice ambiance, along with cafés, restaurants etc.
According to Chief of Royal Railways, Mr. John Guiry , the railway station was renovated in 2012, and in the last five years, the train service had re-operated to Kampot, Sihanoukville, Pursat and Poipet, as well as a regular shuttle service to Phnom Penh International Airport.
This USD 5 million-redevelopment project will begin within the next three to four months. It is align with the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation’s long-term plan to fully rehabilitate Cambodia’s railways and related services to make rail travel a viable option for passengers.