He stated that since the start of the Addis Ababa light rail, he has been working to solve the various problems he is facing.

He stated that since the start of the Addis Ababa light rail, he has been working to solve the various problems he is facing.


The light rail transport service, which was launched in 2008 to solve the transport problem in Addis Ababa, has failed to achieve its intended purpose, and is being criticized by the society from time to time, and it is dealing with complaints about transport disruptions.
ABC Cyber asked Mr. Robe Mengesha, the director of Public Relations Department of Addis Ababa Light Rail Transport, what is the reason for this problem.
In his response to the question, the director stated that the railway transport is facing the challenges it faces regularly and is serving the society on the routes it provides services to, and said that various works are being done to solve the problems.
Addis Ababa subway started operating in 2008 with a total of 41 trains.
Mr. Robe, who stated that there are currently 15 trains providing service, said that the problems of switching are the main reason for not operating at full capacity, and electricity cuts are the second challenge.
Mr. Robe, who stated that the Addis Ababa light rail has signed an agreement with the government to provide seven trains with aid from the Chinese government to solve the problem, said that apart from the trains, spare parts will also be provided through China Aid.
He also announced that he is in the process of purchasing spare parts to put the stopped trains into operation by issuing an international tender.
They also stated that it is planned to use generators in key areas so that the service is not disrupted during power outages.
He also said that they believe that the processes have been successful in recent months and that the light rail will serve the community to its full potential.

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