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    Togo railway plan

    2019-03-22T08:00:00Z

    TOGO: Construction of a 760 km railway from the capital Lomé to Cinkassé on the border with Burkina Faso is included in a national development plan unveiled by the government of Togo. It is envisaged that the line could eventually run to Ouagadougou. State-owned Togo Invest Holding has been tasked ...

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    Railways are coming into Ghana in a big way, says President

    2019-03-20T06:00:00Z

    GHANA: ‘The railways are coming in a big way into Ghana, and we shall open up our country for the development that we all desire’, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said in his state of the nation address last month. He was ‘glad to be able to report’ that services ...

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    Alstom commissions second Egyptian interlocking

    2019-03-13T11:52:00Z

    EGYPT: Alstom has supplied, tested and commissioned a Smartlock 400 computer-based interlocking at Maghagha. This is the second location on the 240 km route running south up the Nile from Beni Suef to Asyut to have its electro-mechanical interlocking replaced by Smartlock 400 under a contract awarded by Egyptian National ...

  • CRRC Qiqihar has supplied two railway cranes to Chemin de fer Congo-Océan.
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    Rail cranes for Congo

    2019-03-09T06:00:00Z

    CONGO: CRRC Qiqihar has supplied two railway cranes to Chemin de fer Congo-Océan, which will use them for both lifting heavy freight and accident recovery. The cranes were custom designed for the 1067 mm gauge railway, with a compact design to remain within the loading gauge, The cranes have telescopic ...

  • Niger's Minister of Transport Mahamadou Karidio speaking at the UIC African Rail Digital Summit (Photo: UIC).
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    African rail summit sets out digital future

    2019-03-04T07:00:00Z

    AFRICA: The first UIC African Rail Digital Summit which was held in Cape Town on February 25-27 set out an agenda for the digital transformation of railways across the continent. Taking as its theme ‘Africa: the continent of the digital future for rail’, the event was organised by the ...

  • China Civil Engineering Construction Corp has awarded CRRC Qishuyan a contract to supply diesel locomotives and multiple-units for use in Nigeria.
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    Nigerian locomotive order signed

    2019-02-27T08:00:00Z

    NIGERIA: China Civil Engineering Construction Corp has awarded CRRC Qishuyan a contract to supply diesel locomotives and multiple-units for use in Nigeria. The order covers four NDJ3N diesel multiple-units, two DF7GN shunting locomotives, six DF11GN passenger locomotives and nine DF8BN freight locomotives. The first batch of 10 locomotives is scheduled ...

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    El-Qantas tunnel to cut east-west journey times

    2019-02-04T13:59:16Z

    ALGERIA: Trains have started running through the El-Qantas tunnel, which has been built as part of an ongoing programme to upgrade the Alger – Oran main line for faster speeds. Under construction since 2011, the 7·3 km twin-bore tunnel has been built for railway infrastructure authority ANESRIF by China Railway ...

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    Locos arrive in Cameroon

    2019-01-29T06:00:00Z

    CAMEROON: Bolloré Railways subsidiary Camrail took delivery of five 3 300 hp GE Transportation diesel locomotives at the Port of Douala on January 17. Camrail ordered the locomotives from the USA at cost of FrCFA12·3bn, as part of a deal under which the government of Cameroon has also ordered four ...

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    Alstom train makes first run in Dakar

    2019-01-15T15:45:14Z

    SENEGAL: President Macky Sall was among the invited guests who joined the first test run of an Alstom Coradia Polyvalent multiple-unit in Senegal on January 14. The train’s first run marks a further step in preparations for the opening of the 55 km Train Express Régional rail link between the ...

  • SNCFT has taken delivery of the first 10 of 20 EMD Type GT42AC diesel locomotives which are being supplied by Progress Rail
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    Locomotives delivered to Tunisia

    2019-01-08T06:00:00Z

    TUNISIA: National railway SNCFT has taken delivery of the first 10 of 20 EMD Type GT42AC diesel locomotives which are being supplied by Progress Rail under a 165m dinar contract awarded in December 2016. The locomotives are being produced at Progress Rail’s site in Muncie, Indiana. Numbered 060DS651 to ...

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    TransNamib and Botswana Railways sign container terminal MoU

    2018-12-27T12:00:00Z

    NAMIBIA: National railway TransNamib and its Botswana counterpart Botswana Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of a container terminal at Gobabis. Located around 110 km west of Namibia’s border with Botswana, Gobabis is the terminus of a 1 067 mm gauge line from the port of ...

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    CRRC wins Egyptian EMU order

    2018-12-12T08:00:00Z

    EGYPT: CRRC Qingdao Sifang has won an order to supply 22 six-car electric multiple-units to operate on a railway linking Cairo to 10th of Ramadan City. The 120 km/h EMUs will be designed with wind- and sand-resistant components to cope with conditions on the 68 km route with 11 ...

  • The Tanger to Kénitra line is the first high speed railway in Africa.
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    Africa’s first high speed line inaugurated

    2018-11-16T09:13:24Z

    MOROCCO: The first high speed railway in Africa was inaugurated by King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron with a ceremony in Tanger on November 15. Revenue services are expected to begin before the end of the year. During the event the king officially named the high speed ...

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    Wegh Group invests in Mozambique sleeper plant

    2018-11-14T07:00:00Z

    MOZAMBIQUE: Italian company Wegh Group has increased its stake in concrete sleeper manufacturer Travessas Do Norte, which was already 52% owned by Wegh Mocambique. The company’s plant at Namialo on the Nacala – Nampula railway is one of the largest in southern Africa with a capacity of 1 600 sleepers ...

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    Nigeria plans railway northwards to Niger

    2018-11-10T06:00:00Z

    NIGERIA: Alongside the many projects to develop new 1 435 mm gauge railways to augment and gradually replace Nigeria’s 1 067 mm gauge network, the government has unveiled plans for a line running north into the neighbouring Niger Republic. The 248 km standard gauge route from Kano to Maradi would ...

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    TMH Africa completes purchase of DCD Rolling Stock factory

    2018-11-01T16:33:41Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: Transmashholding completed its previously-announced acquisition of the DCD Rolling Stock plant in Boksburg from DCD Group on October 29. ‘We are very proud of closing this deal’, said Martin Vaujour, CEO of the Russian group’s overseas business development unit TMH International. ‘This is a major milestone in our ...

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    Gibela assembly plant inaugurated

    2018-10-29T08:56:00Z

    SOUTH AFRICA: The Dunnottar industrial park where the Alstom-led Gibela joint venture will manufacture new EMUs for Prasa was officially inaugurated by President Cyril Ramaphosa and Transport Minister Blade Nzimande on October 25. The ceremony was also attended by Deputy Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga and the Premier of ...

  • Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority and Dar es Salaam Corridor Group have entered into an agreement for the development of a rail-served dry port at New Kapiri Mposhi.
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    TAZARA awards dry port concession

    2018-10-28T07:00:00Z

    ZAMBIA: Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority and Dar es Salaam Corridor Group have entered into an agreement for the development of a rail-served dry port at New Kapiri Mposhi. DCG was the winner of a competitive bidding process, and is to develop the facility under a 25-year build-lease-transfer public-private partnership. TAZARA ...

  • The agreement to co-finance rehabilitation of the Tororo – Gulu railway was signed by Minister of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Matia Kasaija and EU Head of Delegation to Uganda Attilio Pacifici.
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    Uganda rail revival funding agreed

    2018-10-25T08:00:00Z

    UGANDA: An agreement to fund rehabilitation of the 375 km Northern Line between Tororo and Gulu has been signed by the European Union which will provide a €21·5m grant and the government of Uganda which is to contribute €13·1m. The metre gauge line from the Kenyan border to northern Uganda ...

  • lstom has begun shipping 15 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel trainsets for the 55 km Train Express Régional line which is being built to connect central Dakar with Blaise Diagne International Airport.
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    Alstom ships Senegal trainsets

    2018-10-22T13:38:37Z

    SENEGAL: Following the completion of testing, Alstom has begun shipping 15 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel trainsets for the 55 km Train Express Régional line which is being built to connect central Dakar with Blaise Diagne International Airport. Similar to units previously supplied to France and Algeria, the 160 km/h four-car trainsets ...