New train assembled in Poland for use on Tema-Mpakadan line handed over to Ghana

New train assembled in Poland for use on Tema-Mpakadan line handed over to Ghana

The first twelve of the modern trains built in Poland specifically for Ghanaian railway travel have pulled into the Tema Port.

This will be utilized on the new Tema-Mpakadan standard-gauge railway line, and it is a momentous occasion for Ghana’s transportation industry.

Transporting products and people along Ghana’s Eastern Corridor would be made easier by the 97-kilometer standard-gauge railroad, also called the Tema-Mpakadan railway line. The project involves linking Ouagadougou to the Port at Tema over a distance of 1000 km between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Yaw Owusu, the CEO of the Ghana Railways growth Authority, underlined the need of a dynamic and effective railway system for industrialization and growth during the handover ceremony in Poland.

He thanked the Polish manufacturer, PESA, for their assistance and emphasized the advantages of Ghana and PESA having a long-term partnership for future commerce and upkeep.

The trains are Ghana’s first standard-gauge rolling stock, built to run smoothly on both long- and regional-distance routes. When maintained consistently and persistently, they are designed to survive for more than 30 years. Ghana intends to increase the maintenance duration to ten years after signing a five-year agreement with PESA.

Ghana Railways and PESA have a complete framework deal that includes the purchase of these contemporary trains, with the possibility to order an additional 10 vehicles down the road. It is anticipated that the deployment of these trains will enhance passenger satisfaction, efficiency, and connection while also bolstering the overall economic growth supported by the railway network.

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