Dakar–Saint-Louis railway

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Dakar–Saint-Louis Railway
The line shown on a 1901 map
The line shown on a 1901 map
Overview
Type Heavy rail, disused
Termini Dakar
Saint-Louis
Stations Dakar, Thiès, Louga, Saint-Louis
Operation
Opening June 5, 1885
Closed 2003?
Technical
Track length 265 km (164.66 mi)
No. of tracks 1
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Route map
262.5 km Saint-Louis
230.6 km Mpal
320.8 km Linguère
280.1 km Daraa
222.4 km Koki
192.3 km Louga
155 km Kébémèr
119.6 km Mékhé
108 km Taïbaphosphate mine
92 km Tivaouane
Dakar-Niger Railway
70 km Thiès
29.6 km Rufisque
Petit train de banlieue
0 km Dakar
The train linking Dakar to Saint-Louis waiting for departure at Dakar railway station in 1991

The railroad linking Dakar (Senegal) to Saint-Louis was the first railroad line in French West Africa when it opened in 1885. It is no longer in service.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le chemin de fer" [Railways]. au-senegal.com. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 

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