CEO of Toll Royal Railway David Kerr said that he is pleased to announce the commencement of train services on the southern line between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville on Friday 28 December 2012.
In a significant step forward for the economy and people of Cambodia, Toll Royal Railway is planning to operate 3 return container services per week from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. The services will commence modestly with 20 container wagons and will progressively increase to 60 container wagons per service. The length of the train will increase to 1,000 meters and each train can carry payloads of up to 3,000 ton.
David Kerr said today that he was excited to return as the CEO of Toll Royal Railway based in Phnom Penh Cambodia.
The Toll Royal Railway business been developed around the principals of transparent financial transaction with the companies trading terms and conditions being posed on our web site as are the electronic invoices for all business transactions.
The board made a decision in July 2012 to resume revenue rail services following a short period of suspended rail services, the suspension of rail services has allowed works to be conducted on stage 1 of the line from Phnom Penh to Touk Meas. Track Rehabilitation works have continued also between Touk Meas and Kampot and through towards Sihanoukville. Track works on the northern line between Phnom Penh and Bat Doeng and between Sisophon and Poipet are also continuing.
Toll Royal Railway has currently rehabilitated 10 1200Hp Alstom locomotives and has 2 new 1300Hp Chinese locomotives, we have also rehabilitated our 2 car diesel hydralic passenger train set and over 100 freight wagons.
The workshops are currently rehabilitating bogies and wheels and axles and welding and profiling wheel sets.
We are currently working with a number of previous, existing and potential rail freight customers and the projected volumes are very promising.
Our business leverages off the global logistics capabilities of Toll ,one of the largest logistics companies in the world, and the stregth of a very strong local partner the Royal Group.
It is a unique priveledge to be invited to return as the CEO of Toll Royal Railway.
David Kerr CEO of Toll Royal Railway said on the 19th September 2012 that he was excited to announce the signing of a confidentiality agreement and a Letter of Intent with Richz Electronic Services (S) Pte Ltd as a strategic partner for the provision of locomotive components and new and OEM spare parts, the provider of technical support and to provide technical assistance in the rehabilitation of Alstom locomotives in Cambodia.
Toll Royal Railway has commenced discussions with the Government of Cambodia and will be working closely with the Railway Department (a division on the Ministry of Public Works and Transport) and other departments within the Cambodian Government in order to develop concept drawing and detailed specifications for the procurement of new locomotives and wagons.
We will work closely with the Government of Cambodia to ensure transparent processes are established and followed for the calling of an international tender for the procurement of new 2000hp locomotives or 3000hp locomotives and new container wagons.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has outsourced its railway operations under a 30 year exclusive concession for Toll (Cambodia) Co., Ltd (Trading as Toll Royal Railway) to operate the Cambodian Railway Network. The ADB and AusAID have agreed to fund US$140m network and infrastructure upgrade, the upgrades include South Line (254 Km) from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, the North Line (388 km) from Phnom Penh to Poipet (line rehabilitation) and the Missing Link (48 km) from Poipet to Sisophon (line reinstatement).
Also included in the funding was provision for infrastructure including the construction of new inter-modal freight terminal on outskirts of Phnom Penh (Samrong)