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Latest railway industry news from Africa, including operations, infrastructure, rolling stock and policy.

Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.

Egyptian locomotive renewal programme underway

2019-09-16T10:00:00+01:00

EGYPT: Egyptian National Railways has invited expressions of interest in the supply of up to 100 diesel-electric locomotives for use on long-distance passenger services, with tendering expected to get underway by the end of the year.

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Failure ‘not an option’ for maize shipments

2019-09-13T07:00:00+01:00

AFRICA: The Grain Marketing Board of Zimbabwe has awarded Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority, Zambia Railways Ltd and National Railways of Zimbabwe a contract to transport 17 000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to Bulawayo.

Delta Energy Zambia has awarded Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority and Zambia Railways Ltd a contract to transport petroleum from the Port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Ndola in Zambia.

Zambian regulation switches freight from road to rail

2019-08-26T11:00:00+01:00

AFRICA: Following the implementation of a Zambian regulation requiring 30% of selected bulk commodities to be transported by rail rather than by road, Delta Energy Zambia has awarded Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority and Zambia Railways Ltd a contract to transport petroleum from the Port of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to ...

A bilateral agreement for the modernisation of the Abidjan – Ouagadougou – Kaya route and construction of an extension to Tambao has been signed by the presents of Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso.

Côte d'Ivoire – Burkina Faso railway upgrade agreement

2019-08-12T08:00:00+01:00

AFRICA: A bilateral agreement for the modernisation of the Abidjan – Ouagadougou – Kaya route and the construction of an extension to manganese deposits at Tambao near the borders of Niger and Mali was signed by the presidents of Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso at the Eight Summit Conference ...

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Appenzeller Bahnen to Ouagadougou

2019-08-09T07:00:00+01:00

AFRICA: Société de Transport Ivoiro-Burkinabe has acquired rolling stock formerly used by Appenzeller Bahnen in Switzerland.

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Coast-to-coast cruise train crosses Africa

2019-08-07T12:37:29+01:00

INTERNATIONAL: On August 2 a passenger train set out on the return leg of a coast-to-coast trip across Africa. Departing from the port of Lobito on Angola’s Atlantic coast and bound for the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean, the train had arrived in Lobito on ...

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