Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens

Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens
 

Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa.
It links Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti - a stretch of more than 750km (466 miles).
Travelling at 120km/h, the new service cuts the journey time down from three days by road to about 12 hours.
The $3.4bn (£2.7bn) project was built with the help of funding from a Chinese bank and will have Chinese staff.
Africa Live: More on this and other stories The track runs parallel to the abandoned Ethio-Djibouti railway, built more than 100 years ago.
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5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 31
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