CEL - Lebanese Railways CEL - Chemin de Fer de l'Etat Libanais
Lebanese State Railways


The Beirut-Naqoura line, was part of the original Haifa - Beirut standard gauge line built by the British forces in Palestine inaugurated for military traffic between Haifa and Beirut in August of 1942. The line was taken over by the Lebanese government as part of their aquisition of the entire Naqoura-Tripoli line in 1946. The line was only ever used thereafter for transport of oil products from the MEDRECO refinery at Zahrani to the electricity plants further north.