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SENEGAL – The Regional Express Train (TER) will not run on 24 December


After several postponements since its inauguration in 2018 by the President of the Republic Macky Sall, the Regional Express Train (TER) can be operational on 27 December 2021. The announcement was made by Mansour Faye, Minister of Infrastructure, Land Transport and Open Transportation, on the occasion of… Originally scheduled for 24 December, the commissioning of 15 trains will be delayed by three days.  Rates will vary between 500, 800 and 1000 FCFA.

Senegalese will soon be able to use the TER three years after its official inauguration by the President of the Republic Macky Sall. According to Abdou Ndéné Sall, Managing Director of Sen Ter (Société nationale de gestion d’y patrimoine du train express régional), “Everything is almost complete and at the point, the appointment is given to the Senegalese on December 24 [date retained before the postponement of three days] for the Christmas gift, with a start of operation of the TER which constitutes an important legacy for future generations.”

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The postponement of the date initially chosen on 24 December is explained by the fact that this day is a feast in the country and may not generate as much enthusiasm around this project. Then, the Head of State, Macky Sall, decided to postpone by three days this meeting so long awaited by the Senegalese people.

Under construction since 2017, this inter-urban transport project, costing €1 billion, or FCFA 650 million, will serve the Dakar-Diamniadio route 108 km away in record time, exactly 10mn. 


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