Railway stations in Guinea

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Railway stations in Guinea include:

Maps[edit]

Cities served by rail[edit]

Northern line[edit]

This line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge and carries about 12 million tonnes per annum.

Central line[edit]

This line is 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge and heads off in a northwestern direction.

Central Trans-Guinean Railway[edit]

This line is 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge. Conversion to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge has been proposed.[1] Rejuvenation of this line will be paid for by allow Simandou North iron ore to be exported to a more close by port in Liberia.[2]


Southern branch[edit]

This line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in).

South Western line[edit]

This line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) and parallels the Southern line.

South Trans-Guinean Railways (Proposed)[edit]

The heavy duty Transguinean Railways is about 670 km long and would be 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge. It goes from iron ore mines in the south east and bauxite mines in the north to a new port at Matakong.[7] The link may be double track.[8] This project has been delayed by a coup.[9] In 2001, this line was estimated to cost $3,000m.[10] The line includes 21 km of tunnels [11] which might mean one tunnel 21 km long, or 21 tunnels each 1 km long.[12]

Tougué Branch[edit]

Proposed Guinea - Liberia Railway[edit]

(This line would be heavy duty 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge)

Timeline[edit]

2011[edit]

  • Vale commences to relay derelect railway from Conakry to Kankan. This billion dollar project might be the opportunity to introduce gauge conversion to standard gauge.

2010[edit]

  • Guinea and Liberia agree to build transborder railway for iron ore traffic.[4] This railway would be shorter and cheaper than a railway entirely within Guinea territory. As part of the deal, the narrow gauge Trans-Guinean railway would be renovated.

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