Africa

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    Commercial services begin on Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge railway

    2021-06-15T11:12:00Z

    NIGERIA: Nigerian Railway Corp launched full commercial services on the 157 km Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge line on June 15, President Muhammadu Buhari having attended an inauguration ceremony on June 10. The President said the government’s aim is to revitalise ...

  • President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has laid a foundation stone to launch work to reinstate the 44 km section of the Sena line between Mutarara and Vila Nova da Fronteira on the border with Malawi.
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    Mozambique – Malawi railway reinstatement gets underway

    2021-06-09T08:27:00Z

    MOZAMBIQUE: President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has laid a foundation stone to launch work to reinstate the 44 km section of the Sena line between Mutarara and Vila Nova da Fronteira on the border with Malawi. This section of the 1 067 ...

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    Viewpoint: Unlocking Africa’s economic growth

    2021-04-28T12:30:00Z

    Railway reform and regulatory stability will help to revitalise Africa’s railways and put them at the heart of sustainable transport strategies across the African Continental Free Trade Area, suggests ARIA Chief Executive Officer Mesela Nhlapo.

  • Nigerian Railway Corp Warri to Itakpe freight train (1)
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    Nigerian rail freight is cheaper, faster and safer than road

    2021-04-20T06:00:00Z

    NIGERIA: Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi ceremonially flagged off a train on April 16 to mark the start of commercial freight operations on the 1 435 mm gauge Warri – Itakpe line. Nigerian Railway Corp is operating trains for Nigerian National Petroleum Corp to ...

  • Railway between Senegal and Mali (Photo: John Stubbs).
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    West African mineral line in prospect as Dakar – Bamako renovation inches closer

    2021-04-19T10:10:00Z

    SENEGAL: The Ministry of Infrastructure has opened negotiations with a view to building a rail link to carry iron ore from deposits located near the headwaters of the River Falémé in the far southeast of the country, close to the border with Mali. Ousmane Cissé, ...

  • Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.
    Metro Report International

    Lagos Governor launches Red Line works

    2021-04-16T09:44:00Z

    NIGERIA: Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. The north-south mass transit ...

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    AfDB backs Egyptian railway modernisation

    2021-04-12T08:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The African Development Bank has approved a €145m loan to support reliability and capacity upgrading works as part of the Egypt National Railways Modernisation Project. Rail’s share of the passenger market is predicted to increase from 8% to 15% and its share of the ...

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    SGR operating contract to be terminated

    2021-03-15T12:15:00Z

    KENYA: The government has given notice that it intend to transfer control of operations on the country’s standard-gauge railway to Kenya Railway Corp from May 2022.

  • Egypt ENR train with GE Wabtec loco
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    Railway Improvement & Safety for Egypt funding approved

    2021-03-14T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: The World Bank’s executive board has approved a US$440m loan to support the Railway Improvement Safety for Egypt project. The RISE programme has a total value of US$681·1m, including a US$241·1m contribution from Egyptian National Railways. It is a continuation of the ...

  • Indian-built locomotive for Mozambique's CFM
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    Indian designed and built locomotives for Mozambique

    2021-03-12T08:50:00Z

    MOZAMBIQUE: Indian Railways’ Banaras Locomotive Works in Varanasi has rolled out the first two of six 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives ordered by Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique along with 90 stainless steel coaches. The 3 000 hp ‘Designed in ...

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    Delivering coaches from Hungary to Egypt

    2021-03-10T05:00:00Z

    EGYPT: DHL Global’s complex logistics subsidiary DHL Industrial Projects is managing the delivery of 676 coaches which are being built in Hungary for use by Egyptian National Railways. The 24·5 m long and 4·5 m high coaches weighing 43·5 tonnes are ...

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    RATP to operate Cairo light rail line

    2021-03-03T17:58:00Z

    EGYPT: National Authority for Tunnels has selected RATP Dev Mobility Cairo to operate and maintain the ‘light rail’ line linking Cairo with 10th Ramadan City and the New Administrative Capital.

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    Casablanca tramway construction contracts awarded

    2021-02-24T12:05:00Z

    MOROCCO: Casablanca transport authority Casa Transports has awarded Colas Rail two contracts for the construction of tram routes T3 and T4 The first contract is worth €24m and covers the design, construction and commissioning of 25 km of overhead electrification for the two routes, along ...

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    Traxtion supplies locomotives to Sénégal

    2021-02-18T12:36:00Z

    SENEGAL: Société des Nationale Chemins de Fer du Sénégal has awarded Traxtion Group a contract to supply five refurbished main line diesel locomotives and one shunting loco, in a two-year leasing deal which includes maintenance at the operator’s workshop. CFS was formed last year to ...

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    Mauritius light rail Phase 2A contract awarded

    2021-02-16T09:00:00Z

    MAURITIUS: India’s L T Construction has been awarded a contract to build Phase 2A of the Mauritius Metro Express. This will extend the light rail line by 3·4 km from Rose Hill Central to Quatre Bornes Central Station and Trianon, serving the densely populated areas ...

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    Algeria: Recovery elusive as expansion plans await funding

    2021-02-15T07:36:00Z

    With no passenger trains operating in the 10 months from March 2020 to January 2021, the future for Algeria’s national operator SNTF looks uncertain. Christian Scasso contrasts political aspirations with a bleak outlook on the ground.

  • A train carrying SNCC management and other guests reached Dilolo on August 11.
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    African Rail Industry Association says reform and regulatory stability will unlock economic growth

    2021-02-04T14:42:00Z

    A 422 km section of the former Benguela Railway in northwestern DR Congo was reactivated in 2016 following extensive refurbishment. AFRICA: The independent RailRoad Association of South Africa has rebranded itself as the African Rail Industry Association, positioning itself to play a greater role in revitalising ...

  • Bombardier is to supply Innovia 300 monorail trainsets for the two lines being developed in Cairo.
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    Financing package enables Bombardier’s Derby plant to go ahead with Egyptian monorail production

    2021-01-21T10:03:00Z

    EGYPT: Bombardier Transportation’s factory at Derby in the UK is to go ahead with the production of 70 four-car Innovia Monorail 300 trainsets for two lines being built in Cairo, after the British government confirmed a £1·7bn export finance guarantee. In August 2019 a Bombardier-led ...

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    Egypt plans Mediterranean to Red Sea high speed line

    2021-01-15T10:19:00Z

    EGYPT: A memorandum of understanding for the design, construction and maintenance of a 1 000 km high speed rail network has been signed by the Ministry of Transport’s National Authority for Tunnels, Siemens Mobility and local companies Orascom Construction SAE and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman ...

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    Mota-Engil to build Niger – Nigeria link

    2021-01-14T10:59:00Z

    AFRICA: Construction of a long-planned rail link to landlocked Niger is set to go ahead, after Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Transportation signed a memorandum of understanding with Portuguese company Mota-Engil to build a cross-border rail link from northern Nigeria.