The antique French colonial railway station is still chugging along nicely.

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Dakar Railway Station

A blast from the railway past.

Dakar's main railway station - which you'll almost inevitably come across if you're exploring the city on foot - is more than a land transportation hub, it’s also a veritable trip back to colonial times. After a good look and some photos of the outside, head on in, where on top of the usual Dakar hustle and bustle you'll find an equally antiquated interior and trains connecting to nearby cities, but which nonetheless all work perfectly fine. From the station you then have just a little way to walk toward Independence Square, and it's also a great place to start a stroll to the port to the southwest.

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