Trinidad Government Railway
The Trinidad Government Railway existed between 1876 and 28 December 1968. Originally built to connect Port of Spain with Arima, the railway was extended to Couva in 1880, San Fernando in 1882, Cunapo (now Sangre Grande) in 1897, Tabaquite in 1898, Siparia in 1913 and Rio Claro in 1914.
At this, its greatest extent, the railway covered 173 km (107 mi).
After the end of World War I, the appearance of the automobile led to changes that culminated with the phased closure of the railway April 1953 and 28 December 1968 saw the complete closure of the Trinidad Government Railways.
The principal stations, terminii and junctions are:
- Port of Spain - terminus, capital and port
- Tunapuna - junction in east
- Chaguanas - junction in south east
- Gasparillo - junction
- San Fernando - town in south
- Penal - town
- Siparia - terminus in south
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- "Railroad Gauge Width". Parovoz.com. Archived from the original on 11 January 2013. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
- "Trinidad rapid rail consortium confirmed". Railway Gazette International. 2008-04-11.