A new wind is blowing through Benin railway. After having renovated the Central Station of Cotonou and transformed the first minor station of Cadjèhoun St. Jean in a clean and friendly environment, the Bolloré Group announces the refurbishment of three other stations on the Cotonou-Pahou axis.
For the record, Cadjèhoun St. Jean Station has been furnished accordingly and repainted blue and white, colors of the Blueline which hosted on 19 March this year His Excellency Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi, President of Benin, his counterpart MAHAMADOU ISSOUFOU, President of Niger, Michel Roussin (representing the CEO of the Bolloré Group) and a huge procession of distinguished guests, in prelude to the official launching of the railway rehabilitation works linking Cotonou and Parakou.
In the development model of Cadjèhoun St. Jean station, the stations of Godomey, Cococodji and Pahou will be aligned with the same standard. All buildings of these stations will now be refurbished and repainted in the colors of Blueline. “The passenger hall, offices, the police station and depots will be repainted” certified Mr. DONADIEU de LAVIT, Head of Infrastructures for the Bolloré Group in Benin.
Cadjèhoun Saint-Jean station is the first of minor stations to benefit from the investments of the Bolloré Group in railways in Benin. Today it has been emulated. Thus the renovation of the old buildings of the stations of Godomey, Cococodji and Pahou will enhance the image of these neighborhoods and will have some impact on the beautification of these places.
The railway line renovation work began on 19 March. The Bolloré Group provides many other investments as part of the modernization of the network, with of course the construction of Bluezones and Bluepoints along the route to Parakou.