Railway Operators in Tunisia


SNCFT - Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Tunisiens

Network length, gauge and electrification (2008):

Tunesia has a fairly small network of standard gauge lines to the North and West of Tunis, including a link to Algeria. There are passenger services from Tunis to Bizerte and from Tunis to Ghardimaou (on the Algerian border).
The narrow gauge network extends from Tunis to the South and Southeast, along the coast and inland. Passenger services run from Tunis to Hammamet-Nabeul, Sousse, El Jem-Sfax-Gabes, El Jem-Sfax-Gafsa-Tozeur and Kalaa Khasba. Commuter services are provided on Tunis-Borj Cedria and Sousse-Monastir-Mahdia (electrified, Métro léger du Sahel).
For freight trains especially the line Metlaoui-Gabes-Sfax is of major importance. Over this line phosphate ore is transported from the mountains around Metlaoui to the port of Sfax.
In 2007 SNCFT transported 38.8 million passengers and 11.1 million tonnes of freight. Data based on "Maghreb Rail" by Marcel Vleugels.

Website: http://www.sncft.com.tn/

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CPG - Compagnie des Phosphates de Gafsa

Network length, gauge and electrification (2000):

This company runs phosphate ore trains around Metlaoui and Gafsa. However the long-distance trains are now operated by SNCFT. They used to own the (now SNCFT) line Metlaoui-Gafsa-Sfax.
Data based on "Maghreb Rail" by Marcel Vleugels.

Website: http://www.gct.com.tn/

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TRANSTU - Société des transports de Tunis

Network length, gauge and electrification (2006):

TRANSTU operates light rail trains on Tunis-La Marsa (TGM line), plus the city tram in Tunis (former SMLT). These two operations merged in 2003.
Data based on "Maghreb Rail" by Marcel Vleugels, with many changes and additions.

Website: http://www.transtu.tn/

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Last update: 24-02-2012