Guinea railway news

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


  • Guinea mine transport infrastructure agreement

    Simandou iron ore railway and port deal reached


    GUINEA: The government has signed agreements with a consortium to develop more than 600 km of railway and port facilities to support the export of iron ore from the Simandou mining area.

  • Representatives of British Steel, CBG, Trackwork and Pandrol on British Steel's Scunthorpe site

    Guinea bauxite miner orders British sleepers


    GUINEA: British Steel, Trackwork and Pandrol are to supply 244 000 steel sleepers to mining company Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée, which is upgrading its 135 km standard gauge heavy haul line which links the Sangarédi bauxite mine with Kamsar. Trackwork will process the rolled sleepers ...

  • SMB-Winning's Santou – Dapilon railway

    Joint venture formed to develop 600 km iron ore railway


    GUINEA: La Compagnie du TransGuinéen has been formally established to develop a 600 km multi-purpose and multi-user railway and port to serve the Simandou iron ore mining project.

  • Sinara TGM8A Elephant diesel locomotive for CBK

    Elephants on the way to Guinea


    GUINEA: Russian manufacturer Sinara Transport Machines has begun delivery of six TGM8A Elephant locomotives ordered by the Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia bauxite mining subsidiary of aluminium producer RUSAL. The 1 435 mm gauge, four-axle 882 kW diesel-hydraulic shunting locos are equipped for multiple operation and ...

  • STM TGM8 locomotive

    Russian company to export Elephants to Africa


    GUINEA: Russian manufacturer Sinara Transport Machines has been awarded a contract to supply six TGM8 ‘Elephant’ shunting locomotives to the Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia bauxite mining subsidiary of aluminium producer RUSAL. The first TGM8 four-axle diesel-hydraulic locos were produced for French company Solmer in 1972, ...

  • SMB Winning's Santou – Dapilon railway

    Guinean bauxite railway inaugurated


    GUINEA: President Alpha Condé attended the inauguration on June 18 of the 125 km Santou – Dapilon railway, which has been built by the Société Minière de Boké-Winning consortium to link bauxite deposits at Santou II and Houda with the River Nunez port of Dapilon near Kolabouio. ...

  • gn CRRC locos (3)

    Locomotives on the way to Guinea


    GUINEA: CRRC Qishuyan has begun delivering eight DF8B twin-cab diesel locomotives and six CDA5A1 single-cab locomotives which the SMB-Winning bauxite mining consortium ordered in two batches in November and December last year. The locomotives will be used on a 125 km line from ...

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    Locomotive for Guinea rolled out


    GUINEA: The first of 14 series-build diesel locomotives ordered by the SMB-Winning consortium in December has been unveiled at CRRC Qishuyan’s plant in Changzhou. The Type DF8B 3·3MW Co-Co locomotives follow on from two prototypes, with all 16 scheduled to be delivered ...

  • ArcelorMittal’s Liberian railway concession has provision for third-party access to the infrastructure, subject to capacity being available or the third parties funding works to add capacity.

    Liberian railway could carry iron ore from Guinea


    LIBERIA: A memorandum of understanding which could see iron ore from a proposed mine at Zogota in Guinea exported by rail through Liberia has been signed by mining project developer Niron Metals plc and the Liberian government. Various proposals have been put forward over the years for the exploitation of ...

  • United Wagon Co has shipped the first of 114 hopper wagons ordered by aluminium producer Rusal for use in Guinea.

    United Wagon delivers wagons to Guinea


    GUINEA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has shipped the first of 114 hopper wagons ordered by aluminium producer Rusal following an international tender. The wagons will be used to transport bauxite from the Dian-Dian deposit in the Boké region. The 1 435 mm gauge hopper wagon designed by UWC’s All-Union ...

  • The former Lamco railway was rehabilitated by ArcelorMittal.

    Mining companies could share Liberian railway


    LIBERIA: The government of Liberia is to convene discussions this year which could lead to Sable Mining exporting iron ore from neighbouring Guinea using the 273 km Yekepa - Buchanan line. The former Lamco railway was rehabilitated by ArcelorMittal and operations restarted in 2011 under a 2006 mineral development agreement ...

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    One on, one off


    GUINEA: Construction of a 650 km railway linking planned iron ore mines at Simandou to a new port near Matakang is set to go ahead, after Rio Tinto’s Simfer subsidiary signed a US$700m mining agreement with the government on April 22. The current administration is reviewing all ...

  • Iron ore wagons in Sweden.

    Liberian ore line to spur Guinea revival


    AFRICA: A revival of passenger and general freight services on the 662 km Chemins de fer de Guinée line is among commitments the BSG Resources (Guinea) Ltd mining joint venture has made in return for permission from the governments of Guinea and Liberia to build a new iron ore export ...