Transport in Djibouti


"total:"100 km (Djibouti segment of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad)
"narrow gauge:"100 km 1.000 m gauge
"note:"Djibouti and Ethiopia planned to revitalize the century-old railroad that links their capitals by 2003

Railway links to adjacent countries

* Ethiopia - yes - 1000mm line to Addis Abeba
* Eritrea - no - systems do not connect
* Somalia - no - there is no railway in Somalia
* Yemen - no - proposed 27km bridge []



* Planned start of construction of Red Sea bridge [ [ Link in danish ]


* Red Sea bridge [ [ Notice-to-Proceed Launches Ambitious Red Sea Crossing - ENR | McGraw-Hill Construction ] ]


* [ Bridge will connect Africa to Yemen]
* [ Biggest bridge]


150 km/h CONTAINER TRAINS FOR AFRICA - Speaking at the inauguration of his second term in office, President Ismael Omar Guelleh of Djibouti appealed for a 6 000 km landbridge rail line linking his country's Gulf of Tadjourah to Cameroon on the Gulf of Guinea. Estimated to cost $US6 billion, the line would run through the Sudan and the Central Africa Republic. Neighbouring landlocked countries such as southern Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi would all benefit from improved facilities for import and export traffic, as well as Chad. Pointing out that the trade development, peace and economy of the African continent could be considerably enhanced, Guelle suggested that the project forms part of the investment programme proposed by British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the G8 meeting in Scotland."It will take only 48 hours to transport goods between the Red Sea and the Atlantic Ocean using a double-stack container carrier express train at an average speed of 150 km/h", Guelleh told his impressed guests. Because the line encounters three different gauges along the way, 950 mm, 1067 mm and 1000 mm, the break of gauge problem can best be solved by adopting the world standard 1435 mm gauge.

Towns served by stations


"total:"2,890 km
"paved:"364 km
"unpaved:"2,526 km (1996 est.)

Ports and harbors


Merchant marine

"total:"1 ship (with a volume of GRT|1,000|first=yes or over) totaling GRT|1,369/DWT|3,030|metric|first=yes
"ships by type:"
cargo ship 1 (1999 est.)


12 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways

"over 3,047 m:"1
"2,438 to 3,047 m:"1 (1999 est.)

Airports - with unpaved runways

"1,524 to 2,437 m:"2
"914 to 1,523 m:"5
"under 914 m:"3 (1999 est.)

See also

* Djibouti


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