The Minister of Transports and some officials of the Cameroon Railways, Camrail have made a trial journey from Douala to Yaounde on board the company’s renovated train express which is expected to resume transportation of passengers in the days ahead.
The 11 wagons left the Douala Bessengue railway station this Thursday morning at about 11am en route to Yaounde.
In one of the renovated wagons was the Minister of Transports, Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe accompanied by Camrail officials, administrative, religious and traditional authorities of the Littoral region.
The train made stops in Edea, Makak, Ngoumou and Ezeka at the end of which the Transports boss made an appraisal of the technical state of the renovated waggons expected to hit the rails in the days ahead in between Douala and Yaounde.
The Inter City had stopped all activities after it derailed in Ezeka in October 2016, killing about 79 with 550 injured, making history as the deadliest rail accident on the African continent since the August 2007 Benaleka train accident in DR Congo.