Senegal has temporarily reopened a long-closed railway line to transport worshippers to an annual Religious Festival. Three trains, each with a capacity of 240 passengers, are being utilized on the 130-kilometer route between Thies and Touba. The service will run until next Wednesday and aims to alleviate traffic congestion caused by the pilgrimage to the Grand Magal festival. The railway line, part of a network constructed by France in the 19th and early 20th centuries, was closed in 2018 due to lack of maintenance. This temporary service is seen as a precursor to the potential permanent restoration of railway traffic.
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