Ngaoundéré Central Station

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Ngaoundéré Central Station
Gare centrale de Ngaoundéré
Stazione di Ngaoundéré.jpg
The station in 2010
Coordinates 7°20′19″N 13°35′23″E / 7.3385°N 13.5898°E / 7.3385; 13.5898Coordinates: 7°20′19″N 13°35′23″E / 7.3385°N 13.5898°E / 7.3385; 13.5898
Operated by Camrail
Line(s) Yaoundé-Bélabo-Ngaoundéré line
History
Opened December 10, 1974 (1974-12-10)

The Ngaoundéré Central Station (Gare centrale de Ngaoundéré in French) is the main railway station in Ngaoundéré, Cameroon. It is located on the Yaoundé-Bélabo-Ngaoundéré line of the Camrail network.[1]

The station was opened on December 10, 1974. It was extensively renovated in 2012, at a cost of around two billion CFA francs. This renovation added 22 benches, 16 lamps, toilet blocks, commercial buildings, the installation of tiles and the construction of offices for the Commissioner of Railways.[2]

The station serves as a discharge point for fresh foods which are then loaded into trucks for transport to points in the north of the country and in Chad. While a true dry port, the railway station in Ngaoundere lacks the appropriate infrastructure for the storage of fresh food. The food items are left in the open air, close to other types of goods, regardless of the type.[3]

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  1. ^ "Réseau". Camrail.net (in French). CAMRAIL. 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Petsoko, Mathurin (June 15, 2012). "Gare voyageurs relookée de Ngaoundéré: Les nouvelles installations inaugurées" [Passenger station revamped in Ngaoundere: New facilities inaugurated]. Journal du Cameroun (in French). Journal du Cameroun. Retrieved May 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ DANDJOUMA, A.; et al. (April 20–23, 2009). "Filières fruitières dans les savanes du Cameroun et du Tchad". Actes du colloque «Savanes africaines en développement: innover pour durer» (in French). p. 7.