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    Locomotives for Gabon under construction


    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 ...

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    Gabon railway concession extended as investors fund expansion


    GABON: Sociéte d’Exploitation du Transgabonais’ concession to operate the 650 km railway linking Franceville with the capital Libreville and the port of Owendo has been extended, and a new investor has committed to providing finance and expertise to support a modernisation to increase capacity on the ...

  • One of the refurbished ex-DB Regio coaches awaits shipment to Setrag in Gabon (Photo: Tudosă Mihai-Marian, Electroputere VFU Pașcani).

    Gabon takes delivery of refurbished DB Regio coaches


    GABON: Coaches formerly used by DB Regio in Germany are being refurbished by Electroputere VFU Pașcani in Romania for use on Libreville – Franceville overnight services operated by Sociéte d'Exploitation du Transgabonais. The first batch of nine vehicles was shipped at the end of May and is expected to arrive ...

  • SETRAG is the concessionaire of the 650 km Transgabonais rail line between Franceville and Libreville.

    Gabon rail upgrade funding agreed


    GABON: The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corp has agreed to provide railway concessionaire Société d’Exploitation du Transgabonais with €52·5m of debt financing to boost the capacity, efficiency and reliability of the rail network, while the Proparco private sector financing arm of the French Development Agency is ...

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    Octra concessioned


    GABON: Belgian consultancy Transurb Consult, part-owned by SNCB and Brussels transport authority STIB, is to operate the 650 km Trans-Gabon railway under a 20-year concession awarded to a multinational private-sector consortium. The Gabonese government announced on January 6 that it had selected the Transgabonais consortium as preferred bidder to take ...