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


The Homs-Tripoli line was completed in 1911. The rails were then removed for use elsewhere in 1917, but the line was reopened again in 1921. There are no stations as such between Tripoli and Abboudieh at the Syrian border on Nahr al Kabir.

The Tripoli-Abboudiyeh branch closed with the demise of all traffic on the CEL during the civil war in Lebanon, but a plan was agreed with Syria in 2002 to refurbish and open the line to Abboudiyeh. Progress is so far unknown.

Tripoli-Abboudiyeh 2003