CEL - Chemin de Fer de l'Etat Libanais
Lebanese State Railways
BEIRUT - TRIPOLI
The earlist part of this branch was the 1.05m gauge Tramway Libanais, started in 1895, which reached Maameltein in 1908.
In 1942 British forces had completed a standard gauge line to Tripoli as part of the HBT (Haifa-Beirut-Tripoli) line.
After WWII under the NBT and later, the CEL, a passenger service was set up between Beirut and Tripoli, with a weekly sleeping car that connected to the Taurus Express at Aleppo.