Ghana railway news

News about railway and urban rail infrastructure, operations, policy, projects and the supply industry in Ghana.

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    First Tema – Mpakadan DMU arrives


    GHANA: The first of two Pesa diesel multiple-units for the 1 435 mm gauge Tema – Mpakadan railway was delivered to the port of Tema in early April. The two-car DMU from the manufacturer’s Link family had been taken by road from the assembly plant in ...

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    DMU for Ghana unveiled in Poland


    GHANA: Pesa’s first diesel multiple-unit for Ghana Railway Development Authority has been unveiled in a ceremony at the Polish manufacturer’s local Bydgoszcz Główna station. A framework agreement for 12 DMUs was signed at the InnoTrans 2022 trade fair, with a firm order for two units. The ...

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    Ghana Western Railway development agreement signed


    GHANA: A 25-year agreement for the development of the 299 km Western Railway has been signed by the government and a consortium of Thelo DB and local partner Transtech Consult. Under the agreement, national railway Ghana Railway Co will act as rail operator and Thelo DB ...

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    Ghana Railway Development Authority board appointed


    GHANA: Deputy Minister for Railway Development Kwaku Asante-Boateng has inaugurated a newly board of directors at the Ghana Railway Development Authority. GRDA was formed following the Railway Act 2008 to advise the government on railway matters, create a regulatory framework with opportunities for private sector participation, ...

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    Financing agreed for Ghana’s Western railway upgrade


    GHANA: Loans totalling €600m have been signed to finance construction of a 100 km section of 1 435 mm gauge line on the Western Railway corridor running inland from Takoradi Harbour to Huni Valley. The existing 1 067 mm gauge Western Railway runs from Takoradi to ...

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    Ghana signs rail development MoU with RITES


    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 co-operation ...

  • The build-operate-transfer concession agreement covers the 340 km Accra – Achimota – Koforidua – Bososo – Boankra – Kumasi railway project.

    Ghana eastern line concession agreed


    GHANA: A US$2·2bn build-operate-transfer concession agreement for the 340 km Accra – Achimota – Koforidua – Bososo – Boankra – Kumasi railway project was signed by the Ministry of Railway Development and Ghana European Railway Consortium on April 4. The agreement must now be approved by the cabinet and parliament. ...

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


    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 ...

  • Pushpesh Tyagi of the Abidjan Representative Office of Export-Import Bank of India finalised the buyer’s credit agreement with Ghana’s Minister of Finance & Economic Planning Seth E Terkper and Deputy Minister Deputy Minister Mona Quartey.

    Ghana railway project gets Indian loan


    GHANA: Construction of an 84·8 km mixed traffic railway between Tema in the Greater Accra region and the Lake Volta port of Akosombo could begin by the end of the year, after Export-Import Bank of India signed an agreement to provide the government with a US$398·3m national export insurance account ...

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    Ghana studies light rail and inter-city PPPs


    GHANA: The minister responsible for public-private partnerships, Dr Rashid Pelpuo, has appointed New York investment bank Chesterfield Faring to devise a request for proposals for PPP contracts to develop a light rail line in Accra and an inter-city link between the capital and Kumasi. The elevated light rail line would ...

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    DMUs shipped to Ghana


    GHANA: Two diesel multiple-units built by CNR Tangshan Railway Vehicle Co for Accra - Tema commuter services were shipped from the Chinese port of Tianjin at the end of last month. The 1 067 mm gauge DMUs are expected to be cheaper to operate and capable of more intensive ...

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    Ghana revival starts as concessions are signed


    RECONSTRUCTION and expansion of the rail network in Ghana is expected to get underway before the end of this year, following the award of two 35-year concessions covering the country's Western and Eastern corridors. Transport Minister Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi pledged that 'we will leave no stone unturned' to revive the rail ...

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    Spoornet close to Ghana accord


    A CONSORTIUM led by South African rail operator Spoornet is reported to have been selected as preferred bidder for the concession to modernise and operate the rail network in Ghana.CPCS Transcom is advising the government on the privatisation process. A ’rolling concession’ will start with an initial 20-year period followed ...