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  • Tunis – La Goulette – La Marsa suburban railway
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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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    Abidjan to expand bus network and study cocoa biofuel

    2019-12-27T08:00:00Z

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The Ministry of Transport, transport operator SOTRA and Scania have signed an agreement for the supply of 400 low-entry 13 m buses and 50 compressed gas fuelled 18 m articulated buses, which will have with bodies from Marcopolo. The deal includes depot upgrading and training ...

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    Abidjan metro package approved

    2019-12-23T13:13:00Z

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: The government has formally approved the technical and funding proposals for construction of an elevated metro line in Abidjan, which is to be developed by a consortium of French companies.

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    PRASA put into administration

    2019-12-10T09:43:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: The interim board of Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa has been dismissed, and the troubled organisation has been put into administration Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced on December 9. ‘The continued decline of the quality of service PRASA provides to the ...

  • DSC_0862_Metro Express, Mauritius - CAF Urbos 100-3 LRV no 104 departs Richelieu Depot for Rose Hill with PM Pravind Jugnauth, VIPs & media, 3 Oct 2019_photo Stephen Spark
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    Mauritius Metro Express inaugurated

    2019-10-17T12:21:39.820Z

    Photo: Stephen Spark MAURITIUS: The first phase of the Metro Express light rail project was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth at a ceremony on October 3. The 13 km north-south route serves nine stops between Immigration Square in Port Louis and Rose ...

  • Hyundai Rotem is to supply six eight-car trainsets to operate on Cairo metro Line 2.
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    Hyundai Rotem and Socofer sign Cairo metro contracts

    2019-08-13T13:17:49Z

    EGYPT: The Ministry of Transport signed contracts on August 6 for the supply of rolling stock and track maintenance machines to operate on Cairo metro Line 2. Hyundai Rotem announced in January that it is to supply six eight-car trainsets with a maximum speed of 80 km/h. Deliveries ...

  • Bombardier is to supply Innovia 300 monorail trainsets for the two lines being developed in Cairo.
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    Cairo monorail contract signed

    2019-08-08T09:11:22Z

    EGYPT: A design, build and operate contract for two driverless monorail lines serving Cairo was signed by the National Authority for Tunnels and a consortium of Bombardier Transportation, Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors on August 5. The consortium was named preferred bidder in May for the contract, which ...

  • The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4.
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    Mauritius Metro Express light rail vehicle arrives

    2019-07-05T13:04:33Z

    MAURITIUS: The first of 18 light rail vehicles which CAF is supplying for the Metro Express project was delivered on July 4, with five more expected to follow by the end of the year. The initial 13 km Port Louis – Rose Hill section of the Metro Express line is ...

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    Consultants selected to develop Addis Ababa transport plan

    2019-07-04T06:00:00Z

    ETHIOPIA: The government has selected Ramboll to help it to develop a strategic infrastructure plan for Addis Ababa. The World Bank funded project focuses on sustainable urban development as the capital is experiencing a sharp increase in air pollution and traffic congestion. Ramboll is the lead consultant in a ...

  • Tanzania Railways Corp has commissioned a study for a commuter rail network in Dodoma (Photo: Tanzania Tourist Board).
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    Dodoma commuter rail study commissioned

    2019-06-11T13:40:12Z

    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded an international consortium a €2·5m nine-month contract to undertake feasibility and preliminary design studies for a commuter rail network in the capital Dodoma. The consortium is led by Spanish consultancy Ardanuy Ingenieria and includes Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats from India and South Korea’s Soosung ...

  • The Constantine tramway has been extended south to Ali Mendjeli.
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    Constantine tramway extended

    2019-06-04T07:00:00Z

    ALGERIA: An extension of the Constantine tramway to the new city of Ali Mendjeli entered revenue service on May 3. The 6·9 km extension runs south from the terminus of the initial route at Zouaghi and adds five stops. In July 2015 Entreprise du Métro d’Alger awarded a turnkey ...

  • Bombardier Transportation is preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. The rolling stock would be built at its Derby plant.
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    Bombardier Transportation selected for Cairo monorail contract

    2019-05-28T11:43:23Z

    EGYPT: Bombardier Transportation has been named preferred bidder for a contract to design a build two monorail lines in Cairo. A 54 km line would connect east Cairo with the New Administrative City, and a 42 km line would link October 6 City with Giza. The contract announced on ...

  • The City of Cape Town plans to take over the operation of local commuter rail services from PRASA.
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    City to take over suburban rail operations in Cape Town

    2019-03-29T08:00:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: The City of Cape Town is planning to take over the operation of local commuter rail services from Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, and has received four bids for a contract to provide consultancy services for the project. The team is expected to have experience in ...

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    Cairo metro bogie drop to reduce downtime

    2019-03-05T06:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Representatives of the National Tunnels Authority and Cairo metro depot operator Colas Rail recently visited the UK to inspect a bogie drop which Sheffield-based depot equipment manufacturer Mechan is to supply for a depot on Line 3, the Al Thawra line. This will enable bogies to be removed and ...

  • The tram line would serve the city's railway station at Bassengué. (Photo: Mboupda Talla Roger, CC BY-SA 3.0)
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    Douala tram project poised to launch

    2019-02-15T14:08:29Z

    CAMEROON: Construction work on a ‘pilot’ 18 km tram route in the rapidly expanding port city of Douala is expected to start during the first half of this year. This follows signature of an agreement announced on January 30 between the government and a consortium led by Iristone Consulting of ...

  • Tatra-Yug is supplying 15 trams to Alexandria.
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    Tatra-Yug delivers tram to Alexandria

    2019-02-12T10:16:26Z

    EGYPT: The first of 15 high-floor trams that Tatra-Yug is supplying to Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority began test running on February 10, having arrived in Alexandria four days earlier. The tram is expected to enter revenue service on the 32 route-km standard gauge network in late February. It is ...

  • King Mohammed VI officially opens Casablanca’s second tram line.
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    King opens second Casablanca tram line

    2019-01-25T11:27:28Z

    MOROCCO: King Mohammed VI officially opened Casablanca’s second tram line on January 23, with revenue services starting the following day. Line T2 runs between Sidi Bernoussi and Aïn Diab. It has a total length of 22·5 km, including 15 km of new alignment and 7·5 km of existing line between ...

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    Hyundai Rotem wins further Cairo metro train contract

    2019-01-03T13:35:17Z

    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Hyundai Rotem a 150·8bn won contract for the supply of 48 cars to operate on Cairo metro Line 2. Deliveries are due to be completed in 2021, and the manufacturer will provide maintenance until 2031. The trainsets will have a maximum speed ...

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    CNG buses delivered to Abidjan

    2018-12-18T09:40:13Z

    CÔTE D’IVOIRE: Iveco Bus officially handed over 26 compressed natural gas buses to Abidjan transport operator SOTRA on December 13, at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly and Transport Minister Amadou Koné. In January the government signed a contract with Iveco for the supply of 450 ...

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    Abuja metro starts operation with diesel-hauled trains

    2018-07-19T08:17:58Z

    NIGERIA: President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the initial section of the Abuja metro on July 12. China Civil Engineering & Construction Corp acted as main contractor, and construction started in 2007. The 27·3 km Yellow Line runs from Abuja station to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the 18 km ...