Ethiopia's First Light Rail System Launched: In Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the light rail system was put into service this day.
ADDIS The light rail system in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa was put into service this day. It is reported that the light rail system will start carrying passengers from tomorrow. China's CREC Company is expected to benefit from the 475 thousand people per day from the light rail system costing 60 million dollars. It is reported that from the main station in front of the Building of the African Union Economic Commission to the west of the city, a total of 35 kilometers of light rail extending to the west of Addis Ababa and one line to the north will eliminate the traffic density in the capital and provide cheap transportation to the public. At the opening ceremony of the light rail system in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Minister of Transport Workineh Gebeyehu and Zhang Zongyan of the CREC Company cut the project together. The other lines of the system will be available in the coming days and in Addis Ababa you will be able to reach many parts of the city with a light rail system.