Senegal - Dakar-Diamniadio-AIBD Regional Express Train Project - Phase I: Dakar-Diamniadio Segment

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Jun 2017
Signature Date 21 Jul 2017
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21030
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 146,012,083.87
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Regional Express Train (TER) project which will cover a total distance of 55 km, from the Dakar city centre to the Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD), via Diamniadio, is intended to transport 113,000 passengers per day and should form the public transport backbone of the Dakar metropolitan area. The project will be implemented in two phases, namely: Dakar-Diamniadio (36 km) and Diamniadio-AIBD (19 km). The expected project outcomes are: (i) a reduction in travel time; (ii) increased mobility; and (iii) reduced congestion through the consolidation of public transport dominance. Lastly, this project will support women’s and youth activities through: (i) the development of multipurpose sports complexes for the youth; (ii) the construction of women's centres and childcare centres; (iii) support for youth associations; (iv) support for women's organizations; (v) support to health structures; (vi) support for local economic initiatives (handicrafts, fishing, etc.); (vii) construction of market infrastructure; and (viii) training in railroad professions to facilitate integration into this sector.

Project Objectives

The project's development objective is to contribute to the restructuring of the urban transport system in the Dakar Region in order to achieve the expected level of GDP growth. Specifically, the project will: (i) significantly improve the railway service level between the city centre and suburbs of Dakar; (ii) improve the working conditions of women's groups and youth employability in the project area; and (iii) raise awareness on railway safety, environmental protection and the protection of public property.


The direct project beneficiaries are transport users of the PA who rely on motorized means of transport (20% of daily trips). Considering that the project will reduce congestion and pollution, the indirect beneficiaries are persons who go on foot (80% of daily trips).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Senegal


IATI identifier 46002-P-SN-DC0-003
Last Update 31 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name DIARRA Abdoulaye

Geographic Location

Country Senegal
Coordinates Location Name
14.6937 -17.44406 Dakar
14.7205 -17.1816 Diamniadio