Fastest train in Africa

One of safest, best and favorite transport in the world is Railway. Railway transport is economical, quicker and best suited for carrying heavy and bulky goods over long distances. Below is a list of the fastest trains in Africa and the Country then operate in.

LGV Maroc train

Fastest train in Africa

In November 2018, Morocco inaugurated Africa’s fastest train. The train, which was tested at a speed of 357 km (222 miles)per hour runs Casablanca-Tangier journey for about two hours. 

Fastest train in Africa


Gautrain

Fastest train in Africa

South Africa’s high-speed Gautrain linking Johannesburg’s international airport to the city’s financial district Sandton is the second fastest train in Africa with speed of 160km/h, 99mph.

Fastest train in Africa

SNCFT Train

Fastest train in Africa

The Tunisian Railways (SNCFT) are easily the best way to travel between Tunis, Sousse, El Jem, Sfax and Gabès. There is also a branch line from Sousse to Monastir and Mahdia, and several other routes. The trains are comfortable, modern and air-conditioned. It has a speed of 120km/h, 74mph.

Djibouti Train

Fastest train in Africa

The Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway is a new standard gauge international railway that serves as the backbone of the new Ethiopian National Railway Network, and it has a speed of 120km/h, 74mph.

Madaraka  Express

Fastest train in Africa

The Mombasa–Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway is a standard-gauge railway in Kenya that connects the large Indian Ocean city of Mombasa with Nairobi, the country’s capital and largest city. It has a speed of 120km/h, 74mph.

Regional  Train

Fastest train in Africa

The national railway of Egypt and managed by the parastatal Egyptian Railway Authority. It’s speed runs between 120km/h, 74mph.

The Cairo Metro is the rapid transit system in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It was the first of the three full-fledged metro systems in Africa and the first in the Arab world to be constructed. It has a speed of 100km/h, 62mph.

Abuja – Kaduna Train

Fastest train in Africa

The Abuja-Kaduna rail line is one of the first standard gauge railway modernisation projects (SGRMP) undertaken in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa. The standard gauge line connects federal capital city Abuja with its commercial capital Kaduna, enabling faster movement of goods and people between the two cities. The train has a speed of 100km/h, 62mph.

Metro rail

Fastest train in Africa

It is a division of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), a state-owned enterprise which is responsible for most passenger rail services in South Africa. The Metrorail system consists of 471 stations, 2,228 kilometres (1,384 mi) of track, and carries an average of 1.7 million passengers per weekday, with a speed of 90km/h, 55mph.