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Longest electric railway in Africa inaugurated in Ethiopia (photos)

The longest electric railway in Africa was inaugurated yesterday, October 5th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 726km railway linking Ethiopia and Djibouti was inaugurated by the leaders of both countries, Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn and President Ismail Omar Guelleh.

According to the China’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, La Yifan, The railway is the first standard gauge electrified railroad on the continent built with Chinese standards and technology.The 1 435 mm gauge line is electrified at 25 kV 50 Hz.

The new line is designed to China’s specifications for operation at up to 120 km/h, providing a freight transit time of between 10 h and 12 h, compared to two or three days by lorry.The whole project reportedly cost a whooping $3.4 billion.

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