Commercial Rail line Service Commences

Commercial transport service commences on Takoradi to Tarkwa rail line with cheap fares

After 5 days of free passenger service on the Takoradi to Tarkwa rail line, the Ghana Railway Company Limited ( GRCL) begins full commercial service today 10th February.

Ghanaians or travellers can access the service on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

After the previous week’s incident-free service on the rail line, the acting Managing Director John Essel said GRCL revealed that the company is satisfied with the lines, locomotives, coaches etc , hence the final decision to go commercial.

‘….Having offered the service for four days running, we wish to inform the general public that no incident has been recorded.”

The GRCL reiterated its earlier caution that there will be times when they have to stop operations to allow the contractor working on the construction of a new standard gauge line to continue its work.


“We wish to also indicate that currently on the Western Line, a new standard gauge Railway Line is being developed alongside the existing railway line and occasionally there will be the need for GRCL to stop operations to enable this contractor to do some critical works on the new line. The general public will be informed when such issues arise,” he stated.


First class coach fare from Takoradi to Tarkwa will be 10 ghc whilst second class will be 8ghc.

Others ranging from 5ghc to as low as 2ghc depending on where you alight.

The train leaves Takoradi Habour at 6:15am and from Tarkwa back to Takoradi 3:00 pm working days