Rail transport in Burkina Faso

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 but the railway to Abidjan provides rail access to a port.

As of June 2014 Sitarail operates a passenger train three times a week along the route from Ouagadougou to Abidjan.[1]

Links to railways in Ghana and the port of Takoradi have been proposed repeatedly.[2][3][4]



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

Construction resuming[edit]

  • (for 3MTpa manganese - 2014)



  • Pan African Minerals to develop the Tambao manganese project at a cost of up to $1 billion. The manganese mine is in the north of Burkina Faso, near the border with Niger and Mali, containing perhaps 100 million tonnes of the metal, used in steel production. The Tamboa project is an integrated project with a mining component and an infrastructure component, notably through the roads, railway and the port...," said Romanian billionaire Frank Timis. The project will happen in the next three years and will require investment of nearly $1 billion." [9]


See also[edit]


External links[edit]