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Ghana to Welcome Diesel-Powered Trains to Boost Rail Transportation

The initial consignment comprises 12 modern passenger coaches, which will undergo rigorous testing upon arrival on the Tema-Mpakadan Railway line.

Ghana is poised to welcome a new set of diesel-powered trains that is expected to boost the country’s rail transportation infrastructure.

The initial consignment comprises 12 modern passenger coaches, which will undergo rigorous testing upon arrival on the Tema-Mpakadan Railway line. A video shared on X by user @SIKAOFFICIAL1 captured the trains being towed from the Polish harbor warehouse onto the awaiting ship destined for Ghana.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Development Authority, Yaw Owusu, confirmed that the arrival of the trains signals a critical phase in Ghana’s rail modernization agenda. Once operational, the trains will serve the Tema-Mpakadan line, enhancing connectivity and efficiency in the transportation network.

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Owusu revealed that the second batch of trains is scheduled for shipment in May, with anticipated arrival by August 2024. He emphasized that the commissioning of the Tema-Mpakadan Railway, currently at 98% completion, is slated for May 2024.

“With the first shipment expected in March 2024 and the second in August, we are nearing the realization of enhanced rail connectivity in Ghana,” Owusu stated.

The timely deployment of these trains underscores Ghana’s commitment to advancing its transportation infrastructure and fostering economic growth and development across the nation.

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