Africa

  • Kenya train ferry Uhuru_II_01
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    Lake Victoria train ferry launched

    2022-09-03T05:00:00Z

    KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the launch of the train ferry Uhuru II at Kisumu on Lake Victoria in early August. The 100 m long, 1 800 tonne ship with a capacity to carry up to 22 metre gauge wagons has been ...

  • Ghana Western Railway agreement (1)
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    Ghana Western Railway development agreement signed

    2022-08-31T08:29:00Z

    GHANA: A 25-year agreement for the development of the 299 km Western Railway has been signed by the government and a consortium of Thelo DB and local partner Transtech Consult. Under the agreement, national railway Ghana Railway Co will act as rail operator and Thelo DB ...

  • Cairo Hyundai Rotem metro train order
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    Local production included in Cairo metro train order

    2022-08-25T13:29:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Authority for Tunnels has formally awarded a joint venture of Hyundai Rotem and National Egyptian Railway Industries Co a US$563·2m contract to supply 40 trainsets totalling 320 cars to increase capacity on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. The trains are to be delivered ...

  • Egyptian National Railways Talgo train delivery (Photo Ministry of Transportation) (12)
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    Talgo to consider Egyptian rolling stock factory

    2022-08-12T08:22:00Z

    EGYPT: The Ministry of Transport, the National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture and Talgo have agreed to study the feasibility of developing a domestic passenger rolling stock factory. It is envisaged that this could produce 100 air-conditioned first class coaches, 200 air-conditioned second class coaches ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years.
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    Talgo awarded Egyptian night train contract

    2022-08-11T11:19:00Z

    EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has awarded Talgo a €280m contract to supply seven night train sets and maintain them for 15 years. The contract was announced on August 9. Talgo expects financing to be put in place in the coming months, and deliveries from its Alava ...

  • An agreement in principle to provide landlocked Botswana with more efficient rail access to South African ports has been announced by Botswana Railways and Transnet Freight Rail.
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    Botswana – South Africa rail enhancements agreed

    2022-08-10T11:30:00Z

    AFRICA: An agreement in principle to provide landlocked Botswana with more efficient rail access to South African ports has been announced by Botswana Railways and Transnet Freight Rail. The two operators are to collaborate to upgrade sections of the 126 km South African line between Swartruggens ...

  • Siemens Mobility trains for Egypt
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    Egyptian electric train equipment ordered

    2022-08-04T07:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse contracts to supply subsystems for the rolling stock to be delivered for the country’s electric railway programme. The order announced on August 3 includes Knorr-Bremse braking systems and IFE-branded pressure-tight doors with boarding aids for 15 eight-car 230 km/h Velaro ...

  • SMB-Winning's Santou – Dapilon railway
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    Joint venture formed to develop 600 km iron ore railway

    2022-07-29T09:58:00Z

    GUINEA: La Compagnie du TransGuinéen has been formally established to develop a 600 km multi-purpose and multi-user railway and port to serve the Simandou iron ore mining project.

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    Sénégal: Rites deal supports passenger revival

    2022-07-25T13:00:00Z

    Grands Trains du Sénégal’s ambitions to restore passenger services on sections of the Senegalese network will be boosted by support from Indian consultancy Rites.

  • Angola Lobito Corridor train
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    Lobito Corridor concessionaire selected

    2022-07-21T09:10:00Z

    ANGOLA: The Ministry of Transport has announced the award of a 30-year concession for operation of rail freight and logistics services in the Lobito Corridor.

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    Côte d’Ivoire: Abidjan metro makes slow progress

    2022-07-21T08:02:00Z

    Longstanding plans for construction of a north-south metro line in the capital of Côte d’Ivoire have progressed slowly, with only 4∙4 km of the route so far cleared for the main work to start.

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    Africa: SNCC restores passenger services in DR Congo

    2022-07-20T12:30:00Z

    Passenger services have been reinstated on the 1 067 mm gauge line from Lubumbashi to Kananga following the arrival of modern rolling stock from China. Murray Hughes reports.

  • Yapı Merkezi Tanzania SGR contract signing
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    Tabora – Isaka standard gauge railway contract signed

    2022-07-20T11:00:00Z

    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded a contract to Turkish contractor Yapı Merkezi for the construction of Stage 4 of its expanding 1 435 mm gauge network. Valued at US$900·1m, the contract covering 130 km of the main line between Tabora and Isaka and 35 km ...

  • Cairo to 10th Ramadan City and New Administrative Capital electric railway inauguration (2)
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    Electric railway opened to serve Cairo’s new cities

    2022-07-14T09:45:00Z

    EGYPT: President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has inaugurated the first phase of the 103 km Capital Train ‘light rail transit’ electric suburban railway which is being built to connect Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital. The ceremony was held on July 3, ...

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    Through running accord to boost chrome exports

    2022-07-07T09:36:00Z

    AFRICA: Transnet Freight Rail has signed a cross-border through-running agreement with Mozambique’s CFM, aimed at boosting the export of South African chrome and ferrochrome through the port of Maputo.

  • CRRC has delivered the final three of 10 four-car diesel multiple-units ordered by INCFA for use on services between Luanda and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport.
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    CRRC completes Angolan DMU deliveries

    2022-06-22T13:42:00Z

    ANGOLA: CRRC has delivered the final three of 10 four-car diesel multiple-units ordered by INCFA for use on services between Luanda and Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport. Each of the 1 067 mm gauge 100 km/h DMUs has a capacity of 696 passengers, and up to ...

  • Impression of Mitsubishi and Kinki Sharyo train for Phase 1 of Cairo metro Line 4
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    Cairo Metro Line 4 ticketing and telecoms contract awarded

    2022-06-22T12:46:00Z

    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has awarded Thales, Orascom Construction and Colas Rail a turnkey contract to design and deploy the telecoms, control and ticketing systems for Cairo Metro Line 4 Phase 1 and provide two years of maintenance. The east-west Line 4 is being developed ...

  • NERIC agreement
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    Egyptian rolling stock localisation agreement signed

    2022-06-16T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The National Egyptian Railway Industries Co joint venture has signed an agreement with Hyundai Rotem for the local assembly of 40 metro trains totalling 320 cars to be deployed on Cairo metro lines 2 and 3. NERIC said the localisation agreement signed when a delegation ...

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    Locomotives for Gabon under construction

    2022-06-07T05:00:00Z

    GABON: CRRC’s Ziyang factory is manufacturing six diesel locomotives which railway concessionaire Sociéte d’Exploitation du Transgabonais will use to haul 10 000 tonne manganese ore trains. The contract signed in early 2022 includes 10 years of maintenance. CRRC has previously delivered 16 ...

  • Indra ticketing mobile access
    Metro Report International

    Cairo monorail ticketing contract awarded

    2022-06-02T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Indra is to supply the ticketing system for the 22 stations on the future 54 km New Administrative City – East Cairo and 42 km October 6 City – Giza monorail lines. The contract includes the design, development and supply of contactless cards, QR code ...