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  • 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 ...

  • UWC wagons in Guinea
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    Partnership to supply ‘world class’ wagons for African railways

    2021-01-12T05:00:00Z

    AFRICA: Russian rolling stock manufacturers Tranmsmashholding and United Wagon Co have agreed to work together to supply ‘world class’ wagons and components to customers across Africa. The agreement announced in December aims to combine UWC’s expertise in the wagon sector with TMH Group’s global reach and ...

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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    Wabtec delivers locomotives to Egypt

    2019-12-06T13:46:00Z

    EGYPT: Wabtec has delivered 10 Evolution Series diesel locomotives to Egyptian National Railways and the Ministry of Transportation. In June 2017 the Ministry of Transportation and Egyptian National Railways signed a US$575m letter of intent for the supply of 100 mixed-traffic locomotives from GE, which subsequently ...

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    Africa’s first high speed line covers its costs

    2019-11-21T15:37:00Z

    MOROCCO: Speaking at a press conference on November 20, Moroccan National Railways Director General Mohamed Rabie Khlie told media representatives that the high speed Al Boraq service launched by King Mohamed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron on November 15 2018 had carried 2·5 million passengers in ...

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    National Railways of Zimbabwe orders Russian wagons

    2019-11-11T11:29:00Z

    ZIMBABWE: National Railways of Zimbabwe has signed an agreement for United Wagon Co to supply 100 open wagons. They are scheduled to be delivered within 12 months of NRZ finalising an export loan with the assistance of the Russian supplier. The 1 067 mm gauge wagons ...

  • Nigerian rolling stock plant groundbreaking ceremony (1)
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    Construction of Nigerian rolling stock factory begins

    2019-11-11T11:11:00Z

    NIGERIA: The construction of a rolling stock assembly plant at Kajola in Ogun state was launched when Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo attended a groundbreaking ceremony on November 9. Minister of Transportation Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said the plant on the Lagos – Ibadan railway ...

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    Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park intermodal terminal MoU signed

    2019-11-08T07:00:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: A memorandum of understanding for the development of a multi-modal dry-port within the future Limpopo Eco-Industrial Park at Musina near the border with Zimbabwe was signed by project promoter Eco-Industrial Solutions and Transnet Freight Rail on October 23. The proposed terminal alongside an existing ...

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    Nigerian railway construction agreement signed

    2019-10-31T07:00:00Z

    NIGERIA: The government and China Railway Construction Corp International have signed a US$3·9bn contract for completion of the railway corridor linking Abuja with the port of Warri. The 327 km Itakpe – Ajaokuta – Warri section of the route was completed earlier this year after being ...

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    Railway development opportunities highlighted at Russia-Africa Summit

    2019-10-28T12:18:00Z

    AFRICA: A number of agreements for Russian co-operation in railway development were signed at the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on October 23-24, where 54 African countries were represented with 43 heads of state or government attending. Africa ‘provides unique opportunities for railway development’, First Deputy ...

  • Transnet Freight Rail launched what it said was the revenue freight service with the most wagons in the world
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    Ghana signs rail development MoU with RITES

    2019-10-25T10:12:00Z

    GHANA: The Ministry of Railway Development signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian railway consultancy RITES on October 23 during the International Rail Conference 2019 in Delhi. The MoU, signed by Minister of Railway Development Joe Ghartey and RITES Managing Director Rajeev Mehrotra, aims towards long-term ...

  • CRRC Qishuyan diesel trainsets for Nigeria.
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    CRRC Qishuyan unveils Nigerian fleet

    2019-10-23T11:01:00Z

    Nigerian locos NIGERIA: CRRC Qishuyan unveiled the first NDJ3N diesel trainsets and DF11GN passenger locomotives for Nigeria when Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi visited its factory in China on October 16. The order placed by China Civil Engineering Group in January includes ...

  • The Alstom Ubunye joint venture’s modernised factory in Ekurhuleni near Johannesburg was officially inaugurated on October 17
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    Modernised Alstom Ubunye factory inaugurated

    2019-10-17T13:32:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: The Alstom Ubunye joint venture’s modernised factory in Ekurhuleni near Johannesburg was officially inaugurated on October 17, in the presence of Premier of Gauteng province David Makhura and the French Ambassador. Alstom acquired a 51% stake in the former Union Carriage Wagon ...