Rail transport in Lesotho

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Maseru station
Diesel engine with goods wagon of Lesotho Flour Mills at Maseru station

The nation of Lesotho has a single railway station, located in the capital city Maseru. It is the terminus of the Maseru branch line, which connects to the railway network of South Africa.


The length of the line within Lesotho, from the border bridge over the Mohokare River to the station, is 1.6 kilometres (1.0 mi). It opened on 18 December 1905.[1] The distance by rail from Maseru to the main line at Bloemfontein is 137 kilometres (85 mi).

As of 2008, there have been talks of building new railways to connect Lesotho to Durban and Port Elizabeth.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boonzaaier, J.N.C (2008). Tracks Across the Veld. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-620-41711-2. 
  2. ^ Radebe, Jeff (20 November 2007). Keynote address at the African Union Rail conference (Speech). Johannesburg. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 

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