The Tananarive East Coast railway line TCE status report in 2021

The TCE line, Train Cote Est, has existed since 1913. Its construction was long and steeped in history. It was the train that transported the goods to the capital. And especially the great escape of Tananarivians to the seaside resort of Ambilalemaintsoa and Vatomandry.

This line crosses :

  • 2 provinces: Toamasina and Antananarivo.
  • 3 Regions: Atsinanana Region, Alaotra Mangoro Region and Analamanga.
  • 7 Districts: Antananarivo Renivohitra et Avarandrano, Manjakandriana, Moramanga, Brickaville, Toamasina 1 et Toamasina 2.
  • And the TCE passes more than twenty rural and urban municipalities throughout its course.

We can say that this is a real natural and human sanctuary. (Source: Harison EL Stephanioensis). Many Malagasy people feel nostalgia around this journey by train to Ambila, as we said at the time. It brings back many colorful and countless stories and memories for Malagasy families. For the record, let's remember that he left on time, at 6 in the morning. I can still hear the departure whistle and the packages on my knees: first stopover at Soanierana, Ankadimbahoaka. The current Total Station: travel time 30 minutes. We knew the time of departure, but never the time of arrival. The adventure begins when you leave home, the station, right?

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