- This train runs in the African country Mauritania
- Train completes the journey in 20 hours
Many trains in the world are known for their uniqueness. But there is also a train in which traveling is considered very dangerous. Although it is a goods train, but many people risk their lives and travel in this train. Most of the coaches of this train neither have a seat to sit nor a toilet.
This train runs in the African country of Mauritania. The ‘Train du Desert’ started in the year 1963. The train passes through the Sahara desert. This train takes 20 hrs to cover a distance of 704 kms. Its length is 2 kilometers. It also gets 3 to 4 diesel engines.
This train runs between Nouadhibou and Zuerat cities of Mauritania. There are 200 to 210 freight train coaches in this train. One coach is for the passenger. But many people make difficult journey sitting on top of cast iron.
Lifeline is this train
People from the desert community of the African country also travel in this train. This reduces the road distance of 500 kms. People also get relief from taking a long detour to go to Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania.
This is the reason why people living in the country of Mauritania choose this train for their journey. Because for those people this train is like a lifeline. In terms of work and to meet family members, the train is a very big way.
According to the BBC report, people who travel in goods trains in this train do not have to pay any money. During the journey in the train, the passengers have to bear the temperature of about 49 degree Celsius. At the same time, the temperature drops below zero degree Celsius at night.