Rail transport in Ghana

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Railway network of Ghana

The railway system in Ghana has historically been confined to the plains south of the barrier range of mountains north of the city of Kumasi. However, the 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge railway, totalling 935 kilometres, is undergoing major rehabilitation and inroads to the interior are now being made. In Ghana, most of the lines are single tracked, and in 1997 it was estimated that 32 kilometres were double tracked.

There are no rail links with adjoining countries. However, there are plans to extend the Kumasi-Takoradi railway to Paga, by the Burkina Faso border,[1] plus a branch from Tamale to Yendi.[2]


  1. ^ "Railway Gazette: News in Brief". Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  2. ^ "GHANA SIGNS WITH CHINA". Railways Africa. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 

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