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Railway System

There is no national system system. Various separate railways run between ports and inland locations; the compilers believe that passenger services currently operate as indicated below. Wikipedia has incomplete and apparently conflicting information: Transport in Guinea and Rail transport in Guinea.

There are some shared timetable sources:

  • Online: unofficial timetable information is available at Fahrplancenter. Note that this may be substantially out of date.
  • Printed: summary timetables are available in some editions of the European Rail Timetable (ERT).

Chemin de Fer de Boké

This line runs from Kamsar (on the coast) via Boké to Sangaredi. As of September 2022, ERT shows a return service three times a week.

  • Gauge: standard
  • Electrification: none
  • Rule of the road: not known; probably single throughout

Chemin de Fer de Guinée

This line ran from Conakry (the capital) to Kankan, and was owned by a government entity, the Office National de Chemins de Fer de Guinée (ONCFG). Most of the line appears to have ceased operations in 1993. In 2010, passenger service was reintroduced on the first 36km of the line from Conakry, as the "Conakry Express". OpenStreetMap shows the line continuing inland to bauxite mines around Debele. As of September 2022, ERT shows a daily return service on Mondays - Fridays.

  • Gauge: metre
  • Electrification: none
  • Rule of the road: not known; probably single throughout

See also AfricaNews report and video about resumption of the Conakry Express service after a ten-month suspension in 2021.

Note: Fahrplancenter and Wikipedia indicate that there is a standard-gauge line from Conakry to either Debele or Kindia, parallel to the CFG line, but this is not shown on OpenStreetMap. It is described as being used for bauxite transport, and operated originally by the Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG), and currently by Rusal (a Russian aluminium mining company).

Conakry - Fria

A metre-gauge line runs from Conakry to a bauxite mining area at Fria, connecting with the CFG line at Conakry, and operated by CBG/Rusal. There is no known passenger service.

Dapilon - Santou

A new standard-gauge line has been constructed from a port at Dapilon (near Kamsar) to bauxite mines at Santou (near Sangaredi) - see press report. It is not clear why Boffa is mentioned in the report since the line does not go near it. This new line was expected to open in 2021; it crosses the CF Boké line, but there is no connection between them. There is no known passenger service.

Tourist Lines

None known

Metro and light rail systems


Obscure and Sparse Passenger Services

None known