The implementation of the Route de l’Iron project began in the mid-1970s to follow the industrial and agricultural development plan of that time and to link Libya to the Maghreb countries.

In 1975, he began to draw a number of lines, including Tripoli – Ras Aghadir – Sfax, Tripoli – Misratah, Misurata – Hishah – Sebha, Hishah – Sirte – Benghazi, In parallel, 1026 students were trained in the exploitation and maintenance of the railways.


Projects & Investments

Key figures

3170 km

Length of the railway network

62 voies

Number of pedestrian routes

76 stations

Number of stations

326 véhicules

Number of expected vehicles


of Travelers

40 km/h

average speed

1.00 km

Average trip between complete stations

0.50 km

Average trip between the stations of the city center

2.50 min

duration of trips

750 volts







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At the ordinary annual session of 1992, the basic people's congresses took the decision to implement the project, which notably enabled the signature of the course axis on the nature and confiscation of all property in conflict with the project. Track. Several contracts, orders and minutes have been signed for the implementation of earthworks and concreting. Protection and construction of fences around railway stations and others.
In addition to several consulting contracts in the field of implementation supervision and studies, including the preparation of specifications for mobile units and signaling and communication systems, as well as contracts for the supply of certain materials, including including stabilizers, plastic refineries, fiber optic cables, concrete bars and port port concrete beams, etc. Subcontracting and factory supply of concrete beams.
In accordance with the law n ° (14) of 1371 and the RS of the 31/06/1371 and the RS relative to the installation and the management of the railway project, the Authority examined and revised the previous decimal, covering all technical aspects, including operational, design and contractual aspects, as well as the preparation of economic indicators. And concluded with a number of recommendations:

The establishment of a railway network and its link with neighboring countries to the east, west and south, to be implemented according to the priority sectors that should generate revenues that contribute to a reasonable share of operating expenses, working with neighboring countries to finance the work of Regional Projects.
The establishment of railway infrastructure on the basis of modern broadband and duplex technologies, and a vision to be able to keep abreast of technical developments and the absorption of renewable and renewable uses. increase in passenger and freight volumes.
Use the project to train national executives capable of implementation and future employment by working on implementation contracts to enable national managers to work with them in accordance with specific plans and programs.
Use of the project to serve the national economy through its operational needs, especially in the field of infrastructure (breaking of stone - cement - reinforcing steel) or the construction of some manufacturing industries and service facilities.

The Agency is also responsible for the implementation of the urban train project at different stages.

جهاز تنفيذ وإدارة مشروع الطرق الحديدية Railroads Project Execution and Management Board (RPEMB)
صندوق بريد: 82376    طرابلس-ليبيا P. O. Box: 82376 Tripoli-Libya
بريد مصور: 4801165-021-218-00 Fax: 00-218-021-480 1165
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