Ivory Coast & Burkina Faso

 
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
These two railways are linked together to provide landlocked Burkina with access to the sea.

Ivory Coast (aka Cote d'Ivoire) is taken delivery of 10 new diesels from NRE of the USA.

See: http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/nre-locos-arrive-in-abidjan.html
See: Ivory Coast Map: http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/cotedivoire.pdf
See: Burkina Map: http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/burkina.pdf

Plans are afoot to link the following metre gauge railways in West Africa:

* Benin
* Niger
* Togo
* Ivory Coast
* Burkina Faso

Senegal and landlocked Mali are also metre gauge in West Africa; also Guniea.

There are also railways with non-metre gauge lines, and it is not clear how they will be connected.

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
The concession holder for the Ivory Coast-Burkina Faso railway are investing some money in some track upgrades.

See: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/10/ivorycoast-cocoa-bollore-idUSL5N11F4ER20150910
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
A river bridge in Ivory Coast has collapsed which will close the railway for several weeks.

See: http://www.railwaysafrica.com/news/rail-services-suspended-due-to-collapsed-bridge-between-ivory-coast-and-burkina-faso
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
A river bridge in Ivory Coast has collapsed which will close the railway for several weeks.

See: http://www.railwaysafrica.com/news/rail-services-suspended-due-to-collapsed-bridge-between-ivory-coast-and-burkina-faso
awsgc24

The bridge collapsed with 2 engines on it on 7 September 2016. The span(s) that collapsed are the small ones right at the end. The large main spans are undamaged, and this is where the 20 waggons are located.

As at 15 December 2016, (14 weeks later) there do not seem to be any reports of the bridge being fixed.

Maybe news of the bridge repair is unimportant or boring. Sad
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
As at 15 December 2016, (14 weeks later) there do not seem to be any reports of the bridge being fixed.

Maybe news of the bridge repair is unimportant or boring. Sad
awsgc24
As at 19 January, 4 months later, there still does not seem to be any news of the salvaging of the fallen engines, or repair of the bridge near Dimbokro.
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
As at 15 December 2016, (14 weeks later) there do not seem to be any reports of the bridge being fixed.

Maybe news of the bridge repair is unimportant or boring. Sad
As at 19 January, 4 months later, there still does not seem to be any news of the salvaging of the fallen engines, or repair of the bridge near Dimbokro.
awsgc24

On 06 Feb, news turned up that a multinational team had the bridge fixed enough for trains to recommence running. This was done within 15 days.

Much better for the private company to "just" get on with the job that to "establish a working party to recommend to a committee established for this purpose to evaluate alternatives for the employment of consultants to determine a preferred course of action to consider the possibility of preparation of an action plan, etc.", to use the sort of words spoken by Sir Humphrey Appleby.

The damage span has been temporarily replaced by an earthen embankment, which would need to be replaced by a new span in time for the wet season where the full cross section of the original bridge is needed to cope with a large water flow.
  jmt Assistant Commissioner

A river bridge in Ivory Coast has collapsed which will close the railway for several weeks.

See: http://www.railwaysafrica.com/news/rail-services-suspended-due-to-collapsed-bridge-between-ivory-coast-and-burkina-faso
awsgc24

The bridge collapsed with 2 engines on it on 7 September 2016. The span(s) that collapsed are the small ones right at the end. The large main spans are undamaged, and this is where the 20 waggons are located.

As at 15 December 2016, (14 weeks later) there do not seem to be any reports of the bridge being fixed.

Maybe news of the bridge repair is unimportant or boring. Sad
"awsgc24"


Perhaps you should be reading the employees and local media Facebook pages
https://www.facebook.com/864878223657815/photos/a.865211643624473.1073741828.864878223657815/961413677337602/?type=3&theater
Line was reopened for traffic on 20/09/2016

Rail in Ivory Coast is franchised to the French Bollore Group, so quick action from free enterprise, not bumbling corrupt indigenous bureaucrats covering backsides

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