Crémaillère Railway Station
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Crémaillère Railway Station information
Lonely Planet review
Dalat’s wonderful art deco train station is no longer connected to the Vietnamese rail network, though you can turn back the clock by riding one of the five scheduled trains that run to Trai Mat (return 124,000d, 30 minutes) daily between 7.45am and 4pm. Arrive early and note that the train won’t leave without at least two passengers.
A crémaillère (cog railway) linked Dalat and Thap Cham from 1928 to 1964, but was closed due to VC attacks. There are old locomotives on display at the station, including a Japanese steam train, and the classy waiting room retains a colonial feel.