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Title: Camrail  
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Subject: Transport in Cameroon, Rail transport in Cameroon, Ngovayang, Eséka, Companies of Cameroon
Collection: Companies of Cameroon, Rail Transport in Cameroon
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System map
Dates of operation 1999–present
Successor Régie nationale des chemins de fer du Cameroun
Track gauge Metre Gauge
Length 517 kilometres (321 mi)
Headquarters Douala
Website .net.camrailwww

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 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.[1]


  • Services 1
  • Gauge 2
  • Rolling stock 3
  • Ports 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


As of May 2014 Camrail operated regular daily services on three routes:[2]

Douala - Kumba[3]

Douala - Yaoundé[4]

Yaoundé - Ngaoundéré[5]


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

Rolling stock


See also


  1. ^ AICD Cameroon Country Report, World Bank, 2011, http://www.ppiaf.orgs/
  2. ^ Cameroon, seat61,
  3. ^ Timetable, 2014,
  4. ^ Timetable, 2014,
  5. ^ Timetable, 2014,

External links

  • Camrail homepage
  • Camrail information page at MBendi
  • Map of railways in Cameroon

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