• Short Summary

    A NEW PASSENGER TRAIN IS SOON TO GO INTO SERVICE ON THE MAIN NORTH COAST LINE BETWEEN DAKAR AND KAOLACK AS PART OF A MOVE TO MODERNISE SENEGAL'S RAILWAY SYSTEM.

  • Description

    A NEW PASSENGER TRAIN IS SOON TO GO INTO SERVICE ON THE MAIN NORTH COAST LINE BETWEEN DAKAR AND KAOLACK AS PART OF A MOVE TO MODERNISE SENEGAL'S RAILWAY SYSTEM.

    SENEGAL'S MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, MR. MADY CISSOKO, WAS PRESENT FOR THE INAUGURAL RUN OF THE NEW THREE-CARRIAGE TRAIN, WHICH WILL OPERATE ON THE III MILE (180 KMs) RUN BETWEEN DAKAR AND KAOLACK. EVENTUALLY, MORE NEW TRAINS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON THIS AND SENEGAL'S OTHER MAIN PASSENGER LINE EAST FROM DAKAR TO MALI.

    AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY, MR. CISSOKO TOOK A TRIP ON THE NEW TRAIN, WHICH IS FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED AND RUNS ON PNEUMATIC TYRES FRO A COMFORTABLE RIDE. THE TRAIN IS MUCH FASTER THAN THE OLD TYPE... ON CERTAIN STRETCHES OF NEWLY-LAID RAIL IT TOUCHES 74 M. PH. (120 K.P.H)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5ZV48IW71HQGTGVLG40X5DNB
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5ZV48IW71HQGTGVLG40X5DNB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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