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Dates of operation  1999–present
Headquarters  Douala, Cameroon
Track gauge  Metre gauge railway
Camrail wwwtrainweborgrailphotcamraillogogif
Successor  Régie nationale des chemins de fer du Cameroun
Length  517 kilometres (321 mi)
CEO  Didier Vandenbon (2 Nov 2015–)

Vendredi noir cameroun un avion prend feu la route se divise camrail accident mortel

Camrail operates passenger and freight traffic between the two largest cities in Cameroon and several smaller cities. The company was formed in 1999 and granted a 20-year concession to operate the Cameroon National Railway. The company is a subsidiary of French investment group Bolloré and the railway has been operated by Comazar, a subsidiary of Bolloré, since 1999. According to the Comazar website, the government of Cameroon owns the track while the rolling stock is owned by Camrail.


According to a report by the World Bank in 2011, Camrail ranked relatively high amongst African countries for productivity indicators and was considered a regional leader in terms of implementing a concession to a non-state operator. The 2016 Eséka train derailment took place on Camrail tracks and the company was under investigation by the government and was sued by relatives of the 79 passengers who died in the crash.

Manifestation cameroun afrique contre bollor eseka camrail 19 novembre 2016


As of May 2014 Camrail operated regular daily services on three routes:

Douala - Kumba

Douala - Yaoundé

Yaoundé - Ngaoundéré


1,104 km of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) gauge track (1995 est.).

Rolling stock

  • Locomotives: 50
  • Railroad cars: 1299
  • Ports

  • Douala - ocean port
  • Accidents

    On 21 October 2016 at approximately 1100 local time, a passenger train derailed close to the town of Eséka. The train, traveling from the capital Yaoundé to the country's main port and economic hub, (Douala), was crammed with people because of road traffic disruption between the two cities and came off the tracks just before reaching Eséka. Initial reports are over 60 killed with many hundreds injured. The cause of the accident is currently unknown.


    Camrail Wikipedia

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