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Rail transport in Madagascar

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Rail transport in Madagascar

Rail transport in Madagascar is primarily operated by Madarail, a subsidiary of Comazar.[1]

The northern railway (TCE) is currently concessioned to Madarail. The southern line, Fianarantsoa-Côte-Est railway (FCE), is a parastatal line.


  • Overview 1
  • Interfaces 2
  • Cities served by rail 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
    • Notes 5.1
    • Further reading 5.2
  • External links 6


There is a regular (at least daily) goods traffic between the port city of Toamasina and the capital city of Antananarivo. There are no passenger trains on the Madarail system. Very occasionally there are special chartered trips on restored Micheline railcars for tourists. The southern line has a regular daily passenger train, as there is no road alternative in the region.

total: 875 km (544 mi)
narrow gauge: 875 km (544 mi) 1.000 m (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge (2006)
There are two unconnected systems.


Cities served by rail

See also



  1. ^ Water management; basic issues. Gestion de l'eau; aspects fondamentaux. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 1972. p. 287.  
  2. ^ RailwaysAfrica 1/2008 FCover

Further reading

  • Robinson, Neil (2009). World Rail Atlas and Historical Summary. Volume 7: North, East and Central Africa. Barnsley, UK: World Rail Atlas Ltd.  

External links

  • UN map
  • Interactive map of Madagascar railway system
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