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Chinese delegation discusses plans to revive Lebanon's railway

A picture shows an old train locomotive inside the abandoned Riyaq train station in the Bekaa Valley on April 1, 2019. Rail transport in Lebanon began in the 1890s as French projects under the Ottoman Empire but largely ceased in the 1970s owing to the country's civil war. The last remaining routes ended for economic reasons in the 1990s. At its peak Lebanon had about 408 kilometers of railway. (AFP / JOSEPH EID)

 

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