[WorldKings - World Almanac Event 2021] 65th year anniversary of the establishment of Tunisian Railways ( December 27, 1956 – December 27, 2021)

27-12-2021

(Worldkings.org) Tunisia has a rail link with neighbouring Algeria via the border at Ghardimaou, but passenger services are limited to a single round-trip per day (as at summer 2008).

The Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Tunisiens (English: Tunisian Railways; v.i.), abbreviated SNCFT, is the national railway of Tunisia and under the direction of the Ministry of Transport. SNCFT was founded on December 27, 1956 as separation from Société Tunisienne des Transports Publics (STTP). Headquartered in Tunis the company employs about 6000 people. SNCFT provides both passenger and freight services at a national level.

Tunisia inherited much of its rail transport system from the French and the Tunisian Government has developed the infrastructure further. Due to historical reasons, the country has two different track gauge systems.

 

 

Thus SNCFT manages 471 km of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge network in the northern and a 1,674 km of 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge network in the central and southern part of the country (65 km electrified); only 8 km are double gauged track (2006). Tunisia has a rail link with neighbouring Algeria via the border at Ghardimaou, but passenger services are limited to a single round-trip per day (as at summer 2008).

SNCFT owns about 180 diesel engines, 15 diesel railcars, 6 electric rail cars, over 200 passenger cars, and more than 5200 freight cars. On order are diesel engines that will attain a speed of 130 km/h; China South has supplied locomotives, two of which are used on the Tunis – Beja – Jendouba line.

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- Happy International Day of Epidemic Preparedness (December 27, 2020 - December 27, 2021)

- Celebrating the 76th anniversary of the establishment of the International Monetary Fund (December 27, 1945 - December 27, 2021)

According to en.wikipedia


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