The international Company of African transport by rail or Sitarail is a company of the Ivory Coast, subsidiary of Comazar (group Bolloré) operating the railroads in Ivory Coast and to the Burkina Faso. The company has a concession on the rail network of these 2 countries.
HistoryThe railway line Abidjan - Ouagadougou was built between 1905 and 1954. Of 1960 with 1989, this line was managed and exploited by a state enterprise Bi-main road, the Governed railroads Abidjan-Niger ( RAN ) pertaining to the Ivory Coast and the Burkina Faso. The two countries decide to resort to a dealer in December 1994. The line is conceded in Sitarail in August 1995 for one 15 years duration. The civil war in Ivory Coast causes the interruption of the traffic starting from September 19th, 2002. The border with the Burkina Faso remains closed until June 2003. The traffic begins again timidly for the travellers in October 2003. But because of the insecurity, the traffic is in clear fall: in 2004, one records a reduction of 50%.
- Locomotive S: 24
Coach S: 631 (clean) +197 (pertaining to thirds)
- Cars passengers: 29 in 2005
- Governed railroads Abidjan-Niger
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