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Eritrean Railway
Eritrean Railway - 2008-11-04-edit1.jpg
Eritrean railway, that now connects only Massawa and Asmara, showing a class 440 locomotive at work on the mountainous section between Arbaroba and Asmara.
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleEritrea
Termini
  • Massawa
  • Asmara (originally also Bishia)
Stations13 (originally 31)
History
OpenedBetween 1887 and 1932
Closed1975
Reopened2003
Technical
Line length118 kilometres (73 mi) active, full length 337 kilometres (209 mi),)
Track gauge950 mm (3 ft 1+38 in)
Route map
Eritrean Railway
The full length of the Eritrean railway

The Eritrean Railway is the only railway system in Eritrea. It was constructed between 1887 and 1932 during the Italian Eritrea colony and connects the port of Massawa with Asmara.[1] Originally it also connected to Bishia. The line was partly damaged by warfare in subsequent decades, but was rebuilt in the 1990s. Vintage equipment is still used on the line.

  1. ^ Asmara italiana

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