Ghana’s Railway Network has seen a massive revival within the 2016-2020 period. The aim to revive old rail networks and develop new ones has been a great vision of the country in order to enhance trade and transport activities in the country. This vision steered by the Ministry of Railway Development of Ghana looks forward to build modern railway network from the South to the North of Ghana with associated infrastructure.

The new development also termed the “Priority Projects” is a 1394 km railway network which will cost the country about $7.8 billion, according to the Ministry of Railway Development. This project which will serve both freight and passenger purposes is to be completed within 2016 and 2020. Below are the railway lines of the “Priority Project” set to be completed in 2020:

  • Accra – Ouagadogou Line
  • Trans – Ecowas Line
  • Kumasi Light / Mono Rail
  • Accra Light / Mono Rail
  • Ashanti Node
  • Central Line
  • Tema – Akosombo
  • Takoradi – Kumasi (Western) Line
  • Accra – Kumasi (Eastern Line) 300 KM
  • Kumasi-Paga (Central Spine) Rail 595 KM
  • Kumasi – Nyinahin Line 58 KM
  • Tamale – Yendi Line 102 KM

Source: Ministry of Railways Development.

Louis Gyan Kofi
Author: Louis Gyan Kofi

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