Dakar-Port Sudan Railway

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The Dakar-Port Sudan Railway is a 4,000 km long proposal which surfaced in 2008-2010 to link Dakar, Senegal with Port Sudan, Sudan by a transcontinental railway. It would pass through several countries along the way and would have branches to link capital cities not on the direct route.[1][2][dead link][3][4]

The initial line would develop into a railway network that would cover the whole of Africa. By comparison, except for the extreme south and extreme north of Africa, railways are fragmentary, and hampered by differences in track gauge.

It would go through the following countries:

There is already a metre gauge (Dakar–Niger Railway) from Dakar to Koulikoro, Mali, as well as a 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) gauge railway connecting Port Sudan to Nyala, Sudan near the border with Chad.

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  1. ^ "Transportation Sector in OIC (Organisation of Islamic Countries) Member Countries" (PDF). Organisation of the Islamic Conference. May 2009. Retrieved 2017-07-15.
  2. ^ http://sudanviews.net/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=2227
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Muhammad, Aliyu Harun; Jibia, Aliyu (2016). "The Role of Dakar – N'Djamena- Port Sudan Rail Road in Reviving Traditional Hajj Routes" (PDF). The International University of Africa. Retrieved 2017-07-15.

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