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  • The agreement was signed in Windhoek by Hippy Tjivikua, Acting CEO of TransNamib, and Thomas Konditi, President & CEO of GE Transportation for Africa.

    TransNamib orders GE locomotives


    NAMIBIA: National railway TransNamib signed a US$22·7m purchase agreement for six GE Transportation C23EMP locomotives on September 11. The 1 067 mm gauge diesel locomotives are scheduled to be delivered to Walvis Bay within the next 18 to 20 months. They will be used to haul sulphuric acid ...

  • Transnet has selected Sun International to develop aa marketing strategy for The Blue Train.

    Sun International to revitalise The Blue Train


    SOUTH AFRICA: Following an open tender, national freight operator Transnet has selected tourism, leisure and gaming group Sun International to develop and implement a marketing strategy for The Blue Train luxury train service. The agreement with Sun International was signed on September 8 and will run for up ...

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    Benin – Niger railway agreement signed


    AFRICA: Bolloré Group has signed a concession agreement with the two governments for the construction and operation of a railway from Cotonou in Benin to Niamey in Niger. The project involves rehabilitation of the metre-gauge Cotonou – Parakou line, and the construction of a 574 km extension. ‘This is ...

  • The first two NRE/TZV Gredelj Type GT26CW-2 diesel locomotives for Israel Railways were unloaded at the port of Kishon on August 5.

    ISR freight locomotives delivered


    ISRAEL: The first two of six GT26CW-2 diesel locomotives which are being built for Israel Railways by TZV Gredelj were unloaded at the port of Kishon near Haifa on August 5. TZV Gredelj is subcontractor to US firm National Railway Equipment for the 50m shekel order, which was placed through ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent inter-city electro-diesel multiple units for Algerian national railway SNTF  (Image: Alstom Transport/ Design & Styling).

    Algerian electro-diesel multiple-unit contract signed


    ALGERIA: Alstom Transport announced the signing of a €200m contract to supply national railway SNTF with 17 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple units on July 29. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2018. The units are to be deployed on inter-city services linking Alger with destinations including Oran, ...

  • Map of the proposed DIKKM railway linking Tanzania., Burundi and Rwanda.

    Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi invite interest in DIKKM railway


    AFRICA: Expressions of interest in a contract to finance, design, build, operate and maintain a 1661 km railway linking the port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania with Burundi and Rwanda have been invited by the three countries. Known as the DIKKM railway from the initials of the main places ...

  • Two National Railway Equipment Co GT26 locomotives for Sitarail  were unloaded at the Port of Abidjan on June 24.

    NRE locos arrive in Abidjan


    CÔTE D'IVOIRE: The first two of six GT26 diesel locomotives being supplied from the USA by NRE were unloaded at the Port of Abidjan on June 24. The remaining four are scheduled to arrive by August. Bolloré Africa Logistics subsidiary Sitarail holds the concession to operate the 1 260 ...

  • X’Trapolis Mega commuter electric multiple-unit car for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

    Construction of Gauteng rolling stock factory to begin this year


    SOUTH AFRICA: Construction of a rolling stock manufacturing plant at Dunnottar is to begin in the third quarter of this year, the Gibela joint venture of Alstom (61%) New Africa Rail (9%) and Ubumbano Rail (30%) has confirmed. The plant to the southeast of Johannesburg will produce 580 of ...

  • Alstom Duplex high speed train for the Tanger - Casablanca route.

    Africa’s first high speed train delivered


    MOROCCO: The first of 12 Alstom Duplex high speed trainsets for national railway ONCF was unloaded at the Port of Tanger on June 29. It had been shipped from the Port of La Pallice near La Rochelle in France onboard Ville de Bordeaux , a roll-on roll-off vessel custom-built to ...

  • Transnet is to use the loan to fund the acquisition of 240 Bombardier electric locomotives.

    Transnet signs R2·8bn locomotive loan


    SOUTH AFRICA: A R2·8bn loan agreement was signed by freight operator Transnet and Germany’s KfW Development Bank on June 22. Transnet is to use the proceeds to fund the acquisition of 240 Bombardier Transportation electric locomotives it has ordered as part of its programme to acquire 1 064 locomotives from ...

  • The 25 km Cotonou – Pahou line is being rehabilitated.

    Benin passenger service to launch this year


    BENIN: President Thomas Bony Yayi joined Vincent Bolloré, CEO of railway concessionaire Bolloré Group, to officially launch the rehabilitation of the 25 km metre gauge Cotonou – Pahou line on June 2. The project includes complete replacement of the track and the rehabilitation of the stations at Cadjèhoun Saint-Jean, Godomey, ...

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    Tanzanian standard gauge contracts announced


    TANZANIA: A Chinese consortium led by China Railway Materials has been awarded a US$7·6bn contract to build a 2 561 km standard gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Burundi and Rwanda, Minister of Transport Samuel Sitta told parliament on May 30. Construction could be formally launched within weeks Sitta ...

  • Transnet has ordered 232 diesel and 359 electric locomotives from CNR and CSR.

    Transnet and China Development Bank sign R30bn locomotive loan


    SOUTH AFRICA: State-owned freight transport company Transnet signed a R30bn loan agreement with China Development Bank on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town on June 4. The loan is part of a bilateral memorandum of understanding signed by the two countries’ presidents last December. The proceeds ...

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    Ineco studies Cairo - Luxor high speed line


    EGYPT: Spanish state-owned engineering consultancy Ineco announced on May 27 that it is to carry out a feasibility study for building a high speed line between Cairo and Luxor. According to Ineco, this 600 km route between the country’s two principal cities would be major addition to Egypt’s tourist infrastructure. ...

  • Under the terms of its contract with PRASA, the Gibela consortium plans to delver more than 3 600 EMU cars.

    First X’Trapolis Mega cars completed at Lapa


    SOUTH AFRICA: The first two completed cars for the 600 X’Trapolis Mega commuter electric multiple-units ordered by Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa have been rolled out at Alstom’s Lapa factory in Brazil. Planned to be a mix of six-car and four-car formations totalling 3 600 vehicles, the trainsets are ...

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    Ogun State Intercity Rail Mass Transit agreement signed


    NIGERIA: A contract for the construction of a 334 km rail network in the southwestern state of Ogun was signed by the state government and China Railway Construction Corp’s China Civil Engineering Construction Co Nigeria subsidiary of on April 27. The cost of the Nigeria Ogun State Intercity Rail ...

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    Grindrod locos delivered to Douala


    CAMEROON: Railway concessionaire Camrail, owned by Bolloré Africa Logistics, has taken delivery of two CC 3300 locomotives at the port of Douala. Representing an investment of FrCFA3bn each, the locomotives were supplied by South African manufacturer Grindrod as part of an initial batch of eight diesel heavy freight locos which ...

  • CNR Type CKD8C1 diesel-electric locomotives for SNCC.

    CNR delivers locomotives to DR Congo


    DR CONGO: A batch of 18 CNR Beijing February 7 Railway Transport Equipment Co Type CKD8C1 diesel-electric locomotives ordered by national railway company SNCC was shipped from the Chinese port of Tianjin on April 8. The new locomotives were procured as part of the Multimodal Transport Project, which was launched ...

  • A railway wagon for carrying a road crane has been designed by DAXI and built by Electroputere VFU Pașcani.

    Custom-built crane wagon for Africa


    WAGON: A wagon for carrying a heavy road crane to the sites of infrastructure works or derailments on a line in Africa has been designed by Belgian company DAXI and built by Electroputere VFU Pașcani of Romania. The 1 435 mm gauge wagon is 23·58 m long over the buffers, ...

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    Algerian coach refurbishment contract confirmed


    ALGERIA: National railway SNTF has confirmed a €75m contract for a consortium of Faiveley Transport and Compin to modernise 202 main line and suburban coaches. On March 26 consortium leader Faiveley said it had a €45m share of the contract, including the supply of doors as well as heating, ...