Ethiopia Plans New Railway Network

Ethiopia Plans New Railway Network
June 17, 2009 6:48 am

The Ethiopian government plans to build a new 5,000km-long electrified and standard gauge tracks to connect the country to its neighbouring countries and to improve the national economy.

The plan also involves the renovation of the old imperial railway which covers strengthening bridges, re-laying about a third of the track, using better-quality rails and replacing old metal sleepers with more solid concrete ones.
The renovation project is underway and is funded by the European Union.

Ethiopia currently has only one narrow gauge line, linking the capital Addis Ababa to the neighbouring country of Djibouti and only half of it is operational. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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