Unusual public transportation

An episode from the series CROSSROADS

Format: HD
Duration: 24’
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Available version: English
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Cambodia’s official rail network has been rotting away for the last few decades. The situation has spurred enterprising locals to come up with an ingenious response: norries are nothing more than bamboo platforms running on train tracks, but they are the lifeblood of the rural folk in Battambang.

But what happens when the government will restore the rail network, which they intend to do in the coming years?

In this episode, we meet the drivers of norries, along with their passengers, who are considering the dramatic developments soon to impact their livelihoods and their way of life.