Djibouti-Addis Ababa


The new US$4B electrified railway from Djibouti to Addis Ababa is more than 90% complete, and is scheduled to begin running early next year. The 750 km standard gauge line replaces the old 1m gauge line. The fate of the old line is unknown, but it will presumably be decommissioned. Freight trains take two days to travel from Djibouti to the Ethiopian capital, so most cargo is currently carried by road. However, the new line will have a transport time of just 10 hours, and so the two governments

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