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All set for the Dakar Regional Express Train!

Last June, Terre Armée began work on Reinforced Earth® access ramps, forming the overpasses for the Senegalese capital's new Regional Express Train line.

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stations and 57 kilometres in just 45 minutes is the promise of the future Express Regional Train line which will link the Dakar city centre with the new Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) by 2019.

Terre Armée signed up to the project in 2017, taking charge of the study, design, supply, technical assistance and formwork provision for 12 Reinforced Earth® access ramps. In total, 17,000 m² of access ramps will be built, all made from 3 X 1.5 metre rectangular TerraPlus® panels and GeoStrap® 5 reinforcements.

Kick-started in 2016, this project is part of the "Emerging Senegal plan" launched by the President of the Republic and the Senegalese government in 2014 for the economic and social development of the country. The aim is to relieve congestion in Dakar, a conurbation of almost three million people facing traffic issues due to daily traffic jams.