Progress Report on Addis Ababa Light Railway Project

Progress Report on Addis Ababa Light Railway Project

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa Light Rail project 73% complete

September 5, 2014

Ethiopia has several ambitious infrastructure projects across the country from the massive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to Ethiopia’s first light rail transit in Addis Ababa. The 34km light railway project is similar to Subway or Sky Train.

Ethiopia’s state-run news agency reports that the construction of the Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit project has been 73% completed;. The project is on time and under budget.

The light rail will rely on 15kvs of power supplied mainly from overhead wires. Power cuts will not be a concern for the smooth operation of the transit as the LRT will have a dedicated power supply through a grid system, officials of Ethiopian Railways Corporation said.

Watch this video:
Interview held with corporate communications service head Dereje Tefera at the Ethiopian Railway Corporation:

Addis Ababa Light Rail Project Progress in photos:


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