Trains can reach speeds of 160 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for cargo trains, slashing freight carriage times. press releaseThe completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia's capital with the Port of Djibouti, was officially marked today at a ceremony at Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti. The new railway can reach speeds of 160 km/h for passenger trains and 120 km/h for cargo trains. Currently, more than 90% of Ethiopia's trade passes through Djibouti, accounting for 70% of the overall activity at Djibouti's ports. The railway project has been coupled with a US$15 billion expansion programme to improve Djibouti's port facilities, and build new highways and airports in the country.
Source: Ethiopian News January 10, 2017 06:44 UTC