The Ethiopian Railway Corporation has taken delivery of 315 locomotives that carry passengers and freight along the Ethio-Djibouti railway.
APA reports that a total of 1,171 trains are required to start full service on the Ethio-Djibouti railway line, according to Dereje Tefera, Corporate Communication Affairs Head with the corporation.
The project, which is being built in two directions – Sebeta-Measo, Measo-Diredawa-Dawele – is expected to be finalized at the end of October.
Dereje says that the completion of track laying has ensured thaat project progress stands at 92 percent. Remaining tasks include installation of power lines and signal reception and communications equipment.
The Ethio-Djibouti railway line stretches 656 kilometers inside the Ethiopian boarder while it spans only 100 kilometers inside the Djibouti boarder.
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