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A line between Alaboudyeh on Lebanon’s border was dismantled, but studies are now under way to redevelop the line from Alakari station in Syria to the Lebanese city of Tripoli.
Although Syrian Railways had been authorised to build in Lebanese territory this project has since been delayed due to lack of financing from the Lebanese side.

This forms part of Syria’s US$ 1 billion rail expansion project as highlighted by MEED magazine last week.

Syria Rail Network

Syria Rail Network

As the map shows, two additional lines will be constructed to lead to Beirut. The plan also involves Syria upgrading their current rail network to handle high-speed trains.