Transport in Togo: Wikis

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Railways


total: 525 km (1995)
narrow gauge: 525 km of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) gauge

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Standards

Railway links with adjacent countries

  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso - no - same 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) gauge
  • Benin Benin - no - same 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) gauge
  • Ghana Ghana - no - break-of-gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in)/1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in).

Maps

Towns served by rail

2007

2005

An Indian proposal has surfaced to link the railways in Benin and Togo with landlocked Niger and Burkino Faso.

Although Togo has railways in place, no trains have run on them for many years.

History

Highways

total: 7,520 km
paved: 2,376 km
unpaved: 5,144 km (1996 est.)

The Trans-West African Coastal Highway crosses Togo, connecting it to Benin and Nigeria to the east, and Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire to the west. When construction in Liberia and Sierra Leone is finished, the highway will continue west to 7 other ECOWAS nations. A paved highway also connects Togo northwards to Burkina Faso and from there north-west to Mali and north-east to Niger.

Waterways

50 km of the lower Mono River is navigable.

Ports and harbours

Merchant marine


total: 2 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 56,332 GRT/97,443 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
ships by type: bulk 1, cargo 1 (1999 est.)

Airports

9 (1999 est.)

Airports - with paved runways


total: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2 (1999 est.)

Lomé-Tokoin Airport

Airports - with unpaved runways


total: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 5
under 914 m: 2 (1999 est.)

See also

References


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