As part of the Government of Ghana’s efforts to revive the railway service in the country, supported by the results of professional studies, the reconstruction of the western railway line was selected as the beginning of this revival. Based on Amandi’s expertise and excellent previous performance, the company was awarded the contract to design and build the suburban railway service infrastructure from Takoradi to Sekondi via Kojokrom, in the Western Region of Ghana. This would be a first of its kind, with design parameters of 21 tons axle load and a speed of 120 km/h, on concrete sleepers.
Advanced signaling and communication systems, as well as level crossing controls were introduced to increase safety and reliability of the suburban services within the highly urbanized area. The project includes the construction and redevelopment of 30km of railway line, 9 railway stations and halts, and the supply of two Diesel Multiple Unit train sets.