President Alassane Ouattara and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will launch the works of the Abidjan metro project, Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the Treichville station .
The traffic jams in the Ivorian economic capital will soon be a distant memory with the construction of the subway of Abidjan, a rail network of urban transport whose entry into service is scheduled for 2019.
It will be a sigh of relief for the 5 million or so inhabitants of this city. Indeed, the metro will transport about 300,000 people per day. And will connect the city of Ayama north of Abidjan to that of Port-Bouet to the south.
Funding for the Abidjan Metro was completed thanks to support from France. The cost of this rail line is 1.4 billion euros or 918.33 billion CFA francs.
The construction contract was awarded to the Abidjan Rail Transport Company (STAR), whose capital is held by a consortium made up of French Bouygues (33%) and Keolis (a subsidiary of SNCF with 25%), and Koreans. Hyundai Rotem (33%) and Dongsan engineering (9%).
The project in a few figures:
-37 km route of Anyama Center-Station Aerocity (Port-Bouët) will form the Line 1
-21 road-rail bridges
-1 viaduct bridge over Ebrié Lagoon
-40 pedestrian bridges
2,000 Ivorian workers mobilized
-500,000 passengers per day and 1 million by 2020
-918.34 billion F CFA, cost of construction of Line 1
-80 km, top speed of the urban train
-50 minutes, full journey time Anyama Center – Aérocité