NIGERIA: Nigerian Railway Corp launched full commercial services on the 157 km Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge line on June 15, President Muhammadu Buhari having attended an inauguration ceremony on June 10.
MOZAMBIQUE: President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi has laid a foundation stone to launch work to reinstate the 44 km section of the Sena line between Mutarara and Vila Nova da Fronteira on the border with Malawi.
Railway reform and regulatory stability will help to revitalise Africa’s railways and put them at the heart of sustainable transport strategies across the African Continental Free Trade Area, suggests ARIA Chief Executive Officer Mesela Nhlapo.
SENEGAL: The Ministry of Infrastructure has opened negotiations with a view to building a rail link to carry iron ore from deposits located near the headwaters of the River Falémé in the far southeast of the country, close to the border with Mali.
NIGERIA: Construction of the long-planned Red Line in Lagos was launched on April 15 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Ikeja station attended by the Governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Transport Minister Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi.