Train Express, the inter-city train commenced business today, four years after the train accident at Ezeka on October 21, 2016.
A total of 79 persons died and 551 were injured from the accident.
Starting a new page, Train Express between Yaounde and Douala has five stops -Ngoumou, Malak, Eseka, Messondo and Edea.
Unlike the Yaounde -Ngaoundere train with ancients seats, Train Express has more comfortable seats, WIFI on board, workspace, Television, sockets to charge phones, laptops among others.
Round tickets for first class tickets are sold for FCFA 17,000 while a single trip ticket is FCFA 10,000.
Meanwhile, premium class tickets sell for FCFA 8000 and a round trip at FCFA 14,000.
Departure time from the economic capital is 6:00am while from the political capital, Yaounde is 2:30pm.
The ride is 4:45 minutes, the same time it takes a bus to leave from Yaounde to Douala.
“No, No Camrail you are not solving any problem, the price of FCFA 8000 is on the high side. Cameroonians expected prices from FCFA 2500. And the time 4:45 minutes too long, why not provide a real express train in Cameroon”.