January 31, 2015

British ambassador urges Cambodians to use public buses to reduce congestion

The Cambodia Herald, 31-Jan-15 04:03PM

PHNOM PENH (The Cambodia Herald) -- The British ambassador to Cambodia, Bill Longhurst, urged the Cambodian people in Phnom Penh to use public buses to help reduce traffic congestion in the city.

"I encourage everyone to use public buses in Phnom Penh as this is vital to help reduce the worsening traffic congestion and the high number of road accidents," he said.

Bill Longhurst made an appeal after he took a trip on bus Friday.

The ambassador said the bus he took was very busy, but not overcrowded.

"It's great to travel with so many Cambodian fellow passengers on the public bus."

"The route is convenient and the ticket price is very reasonable," he said.

Bill said he used bus service every day when he was living in London, England, hoping to see Cambodia's city bus network grows and expands in the near future.

Phnom Penh capital is currently having three bus lines, running on Monivong, Mao Zedong and Russian Boulevards. All three lines have 86 stops, and it costs1,500 Riel for a ride.

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