With nearly 2,000 kms in operation, Morocco has developed one of the most reliable railway networks in Africa. A high-speed line is even being built between Tangier and Marrakech.
Since 1963, the SNIM ore train has been carrying three times a day millions of tons of iron to the port of Nouadhibou in Mauritania. With 200 cars and 3 or 4 locomotives, the train is one of the longest that exist in the world: 2,500 meters!
This train is almost one of the last transborder lines still operating in Africa. Since the mid-1990s, it has been managed by the Sitarail company through a public-private partnership.
The railway line Libreville-Franceville is nearly 700 km long. The Transgabon railway carries logs and manganese to Libreville.
Republic of the Congo
The Congo-Ocean Railway (COR) has connected Brazzaville to Pointe-Noire since 1934. This train carries the product of mining, agriculture and forest wood to Pointe-Noire, the only deep-water port in the region.