There were no railways in Chad before 2012.
In 2012, construction started on a new 161km, standard (1435mm) gauge from Adré, on the border with Sudan, to Abéché. This will be the first railway in Chad; it will connect with a planned new railway in Sudan.
A further 575km section is planned to run from Abéché to the capital, N’Djamena, with another 528km line from N’Djamena to Koutéré on the border with Cameroon, where it will connect with a planned new railway in Chad.
Flag image from CIA World Factbook