Dakar-Niger, Service des Trains (1936-1943)
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This section contains copies of various posters entitled "Avis au Public" that announce changes in passenger fares, new timetables, and other information for the public.
Autorail service on the Dakar-Niger was canceled "par suite de manque des pieces de réchange" (for lack of spare parts). This affected four trains between Bamako and Dakar, as well as all autorails between Dakar and St. Louis, Thiés and Kaolack.
The station at Médine-Ville was closed temporarily.
Automobiles could be shipped by train from Dakar to the interior at a cost of 0.10 franc/kilometer up to 800 kilometers, and for 0.05 franc for each additional kilometer. The following table lists some sample rates:
After August 15, 1936, freight bound for ports along the Niger River could be shipped directly from authorized Chemin de Fer stations "sans que le paiement d'avance du montant du transport soit exigé" (without requiring payment in advance).
Special rates were made available for anyone headed to the "Foire Exposition de Dakar" held from December 20, 1936 to January 24, 1937.