Train Terminal, Asoprochona (Tema)

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Over dependence on road transportation for both inter and intra cities coupled with overpopulation in major cities in Ghana such as Tema has resulted in heavy vehicular traffic on roads, increased road accidents, lose of precious time in traffic and increase in fuel consumption. Government as part of its long term plan to curtail this problem is carrying out an expansion and modernization of the existing rail network from southern Ghana to the north. This will help link Ghana to neighboring countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali etc. This has made it necessary to construct modem train stations and terminals where freight and passengers can be handled in the transportation process. This vision and desire by government and Ghana Railway Company has led me to choose and design a modem train terminal in Tema-Asoprochona. This facility is expected to serve as a place where passengers and freight originate, terminates or are handled in the transportation process. It is also expected to serve as a catalyst for development along the beach area south west of Sakumono, where the facility will be constructed.
A thesis submitted to the department of architecture, Kwame Nkrumah university of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of post-graduate diploma in architecture faculty of architecture and building Technology College of Architecture and Planning, 2009