Ethiopian workers lay tracks for the Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway (file photo)
A train recently made a test run along the Addis Ababa–Djibouti railway route, which will soon open to the public, according to the China Railway Group.
During the successful test, the rail’s power supply, signal and communication system each underwent thorough inspections. The train traveled a total distance of 220 kilometers, with its top speed reaching 95 kilometers per hour.
The first electric railway in Africa, the Addis Ababa–Djibouti railway was built by Chinese companies in accordance with Chinese standards. It is poised to play a significant role in rejuvenating the local economy.