Rail transport in Burkina Faso

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Train station in Koudougou, Burkina Faso.

There are 622 kilometres of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge railway in Burkina Faso, of which 517 km run from Ouagadougou to Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire; and 105 km from Ouagadougou to Kaya.

Burkina Faso is landlocked; the railway to Abidjan provides access to the sea.

Links to railways in Ghana have been proposed repeatedly; which might connect Burkina Faso to the port at Takoradi.[1][2][3]


The following towns of Burkina Faso are served by the country's railways:

Construction suspended[edit]


  • Kaya - terminus
  • Dori (approx. 100 km of the extension from Kaya to Dori visible on Google Earth dated 15/2/07)
  • Markoye
  • Tambao manganese [5] - near Niger/Mali borders


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