National Railway System
National Railway Operators
- Madarail operates lines in the north east of Madagascar.
- The Fianarantsoa-Côte Est Railway operates the isolated freight only Fianarantsoa - Manakara (on the east coast) line
- Online: Train Voyageur
Unofficial timetable information is available at Fahrplancenter. Note that this may be out of date.
- Printed: summary timetables are available in some editions of the European Rail Timetable.
World Rail Atlas - North, East and Central Africa by Neil Robinson.
Rule of the road
All lines are single track
None, but see Future Changes below
Recent and Future Changes
A new suburban (so called metro) service was due to start on 15 August 2023 over the first 12km from Soarano, the main station in Antananarivo, to a new station at Amaronakona. However, it appears that work on the stations was not complete.
It will be operated initially by diesel trains owing to problems with the electrical power supply.