Rail transport in Madagascar

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Rail transport in Madagascar is primarily operated by Madarail, a subsidiary of Comazar.[1]

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The northern railway (TCE) is currently concessioned to Madarail. The southern line, Fianarantsoa-Côte-Est railway (FCE), is a parastatal line.

There is a regular (at least daily) goods traffic between the port city of Toamasina and the capital city of Antananarivo. There are no passenger trains on the Madarail system. Very occasionally there are special chartered trips on restored Micheline railcars for tourists. The southern line has a regular daily passenger train, as there is no road alternative in the region.


total: 875 km
narrow gauge: 875 km 1.000-m gauge (2006) There are two unconnected systems.

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  1. ^ Water management; basic issues. Gestion de l'eau; aspects fondamentaux. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 1972. p. 287. ISBN 92-64-01000-9. 
  2. ^ RailwaysAfrica 1/2008 FCover

Further reading[edit]

  • Robinson, Neil (2009). World Rail Atlas and Historical Summary. Volume 7: North, East and Central Africa. Barnsley, UK: World Rail Atlas Ltd. ISBN 978-954-92184-3-5. 

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