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

Beirut-Tripoli: Tripoli Station and stockyards

It is often remarked that railway stations are located at some distance from town centers both in the Middle East and elsewhere. However, with railways meant primarily to service industry and military transportation, the location of Tripoli Station and yards near the main harbour at El Mina was as advantageous to the British forces who extended to line from Beirut as it was meant when the line from Aleppo and Homs was originally laid down.