There were no railways in Chad before 2012.
In 2012, construction was reported started on a new 161km, standard (1435mm) gauge from Adré, on the border with Sudan, to Abéché. However, it would appear that little progress has been made, and a further report on the start of construction in 2016 may be optimistic. When opened, this will be the first railway in Chad; it will connect with a planned new railway in Sudan from Port Sudan on the Red Sea.
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 from Ngaoundéré.
Flag image from CIA World Factbook