The Ghana Railway master plan, completed in 2013,is a guide for the fulfillment of the Ministry’s mandate. The master plan proposes a new railway network of 4, 00.6km with an investment of approximately US$21,507,920,000.00. All the new rail network will be standard gauge. The Ghana railway master plan envisages that the total rail network of 4,007.6km is to be done in six phases.
The Government of Ghana , through the ministry of railway development , having reviewed the Ghana railways master plan, has identified specific phases of the master plan as priority projects is from July 2016 to June 2020. These priority projects are the phase 2 of the master plan and some railway lines in phase 3 and phase 5 of the master plan.
Phases 2 cover approximately a total of 1234 kilometers. It involves the construction of the following:
- Takoradi – Kumasi (Western) line (339km)(with branch line from Dunkwa to Awaso)
- Accra –Kumasi (Eastern) line (300km)
- Kumasi –Paga (Central Spine) Rail (595km)