Russian Railway will Construct Railway Line in Libya

Russian Railway will Construct Railway Line in Libya
March 12, 2010 7:06 am

A high-speed rail link in Libya will be constructed by Russian Railways in a contract worth €2.2bn ($3bn).

The track, more than 550km in length, will run along the Mediterranean coast and link major Libyan cities. Around 14,000m of track has been laid so far and 110 track switches have been delivered, of which 51 have been installed.

The project involves the construction of 30 rail and 23 road flyovers, around 1,000 artificial structures, and six major stations along with 24 minor stations.

Speeds on the line will be up to 160km/h in the first stage of the project and, with track electrification, up to 250km/h in the second.
The rail line is expected to become part of the international transport corridor of North Africa. 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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