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  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.
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    Specialist cables developed for Egyptian resignalling project

    2020-06-29T09:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Nexans has supplied 1 700 km of cables specially developed to an Egyptian National Railways and Alstom specification for use on the project to upgrade signalling systems on the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut section of ENR’s main line along the River Nile south ...

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    First batch of TMH coaches arrives in Egypt

    2020-06-26T13:38:00Z

    EGYPT: TMH International delivered an initial batch of 22 third-class, forced ventilation loco-hauled passenger coaches to the port of Alexandria on June 25 as part of its contract to supply 1 300 vehicles of five types to Egyptian National Railways. The first 22 vehicles were manufactured ...

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    Cairo metro Line 3 trains delivered

    2020-06-25T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Hyundai Rotem has begun delivery of 256 metro cars ordered for Cairo Line 3 which is being extended to run 45·5 km east–west across the city and serve the international airport. The 433bn won order was placed by the National Authority for Tunnel in February ...

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    Addis Ababa – Khartoum railway study funded

    2020-06-10T11:57:00Z

    AFRICA: Funding has been awarded for a comprehensive study of the technical, economic, environmental and social feasibility of building a 1 435 mm gauge railway linking Addis Ababa in Ethiopia with Khartoum in Sudan, together with an extension to Port Sudan on the Red Sea. The ...

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    Dakar freight line rebuild completed

    2020-05-13T06:19:00Z

    SENEGAL: Reconstruction of the metre-gauge freight railway through the suburbs of Dakar has been successfully completed, despite the constraints imposed by new working arrangements to protect against coronavirus.

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    UIC shares ways to restore confidence in rail travel

    2020-04-30T12:02:00Z

    COVID-19: The International Union of Railways has published a summary of potential steps that could be adopted to increase customer confidence in rail transport following the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The €1bn multilateral agreement to finance Egyptian National Railways’ purchase of 1 300 Transmashholding coaches over five years has come into force
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    Egypt, Russia and Hungary complete coach financing agreement

    2020-04-21T10:53:00Z

    EGYPT: The €1bn multilateral agreement to finance Egyptian National Railways’ purchase of 1 300 Transmashholding coaches over five years has come into force, the Russian supplier announced on April 21. The chair of the ENR board has received the official loan authorisation notice from the Hungarian ...

  • Knorr-Bremse is supplying pneumatic braking systems for the 1 300 coaches which TMH International is building for Egyptian National Railways.
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    Brakes designed for Egypt’s hot and dusty desert climate

    2020-04-16T13:36:00Z

    EGYPT: Knorr-Bremse is supplying pneumatic braking systems for the 1 300 coaches which TMH International is building for Egyptian National Railways. The first of the 140 km/h coaches of various types, which were ordered in September 2018, are scheduled to enter regular service in Q3 2020. ...

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    Cairo Monorail site characterisation contract awarded

    2020-04-14T11:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Arab Contractors has awarded Fugro a contract to undertake geophysical and geotechnical investigations for the second phase of the Cairo Monorail project. Fugro is to deploy up to 15 geotechnical drilling rigs along the 43 km route of the planned Giza to October 6 City ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit for the Train Express Régional project in Dakar.
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    Train Express Régional simulators ordered

    2020-04-13T12:00:00Z

    SENEGAL: Five Corys train driving simulators have been ordered by SETER, the joint venture of SNCF and RATP Dev which has been appointed to operate the Train Express Régional line in Dakar. The contract covers the supply of two multifunction simulators with driving desks, as well ...

  • The second batch of three four-car 100 km/h DMUs which CRRC is building for INCFA has been shipped from the Chinese port of Tianjin.
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    CRRC delivers DMUs to Angola

    2020-04-01T10:00:00Z

    ANGOLA: The second batch of three four-car 100 km/h DMUs which CRRC is building for INCFA has been shipped from the Chinese port of Tianjin. They will join four trainsets delivered to Angola on February 10, with three more to follow. Each ...

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    Locomotive for Guinea rolled out

    2020-03-31T08:03:00Z

    GUINEA: The first of 14 series-build diesel locomotives ordered by the SMB-Winning consortium in December has been unveiled at CRRC Qishuyan’s plant in Changzhou. The Type DF8B 3·3MW Co-Co locomotives follow on from two prototypes, with all 16 scheduled to be ...

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    Nairobi DMU deal signed

    2020-03-03T10:14:00Z

    KENYA: The much-delayed contract for Kenya Railways to purchase 11 second-hand DMUs from Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca to operate commuter services around Nairobi was formally signed by KR Managing Director Phillip Mainga during a visit to the Balearic island on March 2.

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    Zambia Railways to benefit from telecoms firm’s digitalisation expertise

    2020-02-24T15:32:00Z

    ZAMBIA: National telecoms company Zamtel has signed a memorandum of understanding to provide Zambia Railways Ltd with voice and data communications as well as digitalisation technology. As part of the agreement, Zambia Railways’ telecoms network on the corridor from Chililabombwe to Livingstone will be integrated with ...

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    Zimbabwe: The long wait goes on

    2020-02-09T00:00:00Z

    An agreement for Russia’s United Wagon Company to supply 100 wagons offers fresh hope for investment in National Railways of Zimbabwe. However, a proposed US$1bn recapitalisation programme collapsed in October, further delaying much-needed enhancements. Daisy Jeremani reports from Bulawayo.

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    Tunis suburban railway modernisation backed by EBRD

    2020-01-22T07:00:00Z

    TUNISA: The acquisition of 18 light rail vehicles to replace ageing rolling stock on the 18 km Tunis – La Goulette – La Marsa 750 V DC overhead electric suburban railway is to be financed using a €45m loan agreed last month by the European Bank for ...

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    TAZARA urged to seek freight traffic ‘aggressively’

    2020-01-21T06:00:00Z

    AFRICA: The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority board chaired by Tanzania and Zambia’s permanent secretaries responsible for transport has directed the railway’s management to ‘aggressively seek additional freight traffic in order to capture more business’. The railway should also take steps to improve safety, increase capacity accommodate more ...

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    TAZARA and Copperbelt University form skills development partnership

    2020-01-15T06:02:00Z

    ZAMBIA: Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority and Copperbelt University have signed an agreement establishing a joint educational campus in Mpika which the international railway operator said would ‘create unheralded value and opportunities for both the university and the railway industry’. The campus at TAZARA’s existing training centre will ...

  • ONCF has taken delivery of the first of 30 Alstom Prima M4 locomotives
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    First of 30 Prima M4 locomotives delivered to ONCF

    2020-01-07T10:25:00Z

    MOROCCO: National railway ONCF has taken delivery of the first of 30 Alstom Prima M4 locomotives which are being supplied under a €130m contract announced in February 2018. The 3 kV DC electric locomotives have a nominal power of 5·5 MW, operating speed of 160 km/h ...

  • TMH is to supply ENR with a total of 1 300 coaches
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    South African company joins the global supply chain with TMH contract

    2019-12-11T11:04:00Z

    EGYPT: The TMH International subsidiary of Russian rolling stock manufacturing group Transmashholding has awarded South African company SME Exports a contract to supply 800 heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for coaches ordered by Egyptian National Railways. SME Exports supplies HVAC to customers in South Africa and ...