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Cameroon: Camrail Blames Delay Traffic Flows, Accidents on Railways Residents’ Discourtesy
Category :- Human Interest Author :- L J KINGAH 
Posted on January 22, 2021, 9:21 am
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Posting a truck trailer crossing the railway track at a spot that is not a level crossing, the Communication manager at Camrail, Thierry Ngongang has blamed delay in traffic flows and accidents on the discourtesy of inhabitants along railways.

Incivility of residents along rails-cameroon

According to Camrail, these habits have greatly destabilized the activities of the carrier. From Yaoundé to Douala instead of 3 hours and 30 min, it takes a train 4hours and 35 minutes. This represents an hours’ delay.

Reminding users that level crossings are created following specific criteria and administrative procedures, Thierry Ngongang added that crossing the railway where there is no level crossing exposes the residents to risks and sanctions.  

Ngoundere railsway

It should be noted that this is not the first time that the concessionaire of railway transport in Cameroon is reporting, disgruntling and even sensitizing the public on this same incident. To reduce the number of deaths caused by the incivility at the level of crossings, Camrail in collaboration with the NGO Securoute organized an awareness-raising campaign.

Camrail

Still in a bit to limit accidents, Camrails with the support of the World’s Bank initiated a XAF630 million project to modernize level crossings along railways. Automation at six of those levels was launched with two in Douala and four in Yaoundé.

Incivility of residents along railway-Cameroon

On his January 19th post on Facebook of a truck trailer crossing the railway track at a spot that is not a level crossing, Camrail Communication manager indicated that it was a usual occurrence along the railway track in Cameroon.  

It should be recalled that Cameroon recorded 29 accidents at level crossings in 2019, according to Securoute.

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