There were no railways in Chad before 2012.
In 2012, construction was reported started on a new 161km, standard (1435mm) gauge from Adré, on the border with Sudan, to Abéché. However, it would appear that little progress has been made, despite a further report that construction was under way in 2016. If eventually completed, this will be the first railway in Chad; it is proposed that it would connect with a new railway in Sudan from Port Sudan on the Red Sea. A further 575km section in Chad would run from Abéché to the capital, N’Djamena.
Funding was approved in 2021 for a feasibility study into a 528km line from N’Djamena to Koutéré on the border with Cameroon, where it would connect with a new railway from Ngaoundéré.
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