|Approval Date||21 Jun 2017|
|Signature Date||21 Jul 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21030|
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.
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).
African Development Bank
Government Of Senegal
APIX - SA
|Last Update||30 Jan 2023|