Railway Operators in Syria

 CFS - Syrian Railways

Network length, gauge and electrification (1999):

The main railway center of Syria is Aleppo, where CFS has its headquarters. With Russian help several lines were newly constructed or completely rebuilt in recent years. From Aleppo there are main lines to Damascus, to the Turkish border and to the northeast of the country (connecting to the railway from Turkey to Iraq).

Because of the civil war train services are now rather limited, but long distance trains operate from Aleppo, e.g. towards Latakia.

In August 2020 a freight service between Damascus and the port of Tartus resumed, and also a passerger service between Tartus and Lakatia operates twice a week.

Website: https://www.cfssyria.sy/

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Al-Hijaz Railway

Network length, gauge and electrification (2003):

This company runs mostly tourist trains over what is left of the famous Hedjaz Railway, that once ran from Beirut and Haifa to Medina(-Mecca). The currently operated lines run from Damascus Kanawat to Serghaya (border with Lebanon), from Damascus Kadem to Dar'a and the Jordanian border, and from Dar'a to Bosra.
In 2005 only the section Al Hama-Deir Kanoun of the line Damascus-Serghaya is in operation, 2 steam locomotives are stationed in Al Hama for extra trains. On the line from Damascus to Dar'a there are two regular passenger (and freight) trains per week.

Because of the civil war train service is now very limited, although at least one steam special for Western railway enthousiasts has operated in 2018.

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Last update: 11-08-2020