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  • Railway between Senegal and Mali (Photo: John Stubbs).
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    West African mineral line in prospect as Dakar – Bamako renovation inches closer

    2021-04-19T10:10:00Z

    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. Ousmane Cissé, ...

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    Traxtion supplies locomotives to Sénégal

    2021-02-18T12:36:00Z

    SENEGAL: Société des Nationale Chemins de Fer du Sénégal has awarded Traxtion Group a contract to supply five refurbished main line diesel locomotives and one shunting loco, in a two-year leasing deal which includes maintenance at the operator’s workshop. CFS was formed last year to ...

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    OWLS provides accurate measurement of Dakar TER track

    2020-12-07T10:00:00Z

    SENEGAL: Raysimaş, Uroven and Latronix have completed track geometry measurements for Dakar Train Express Régional construction contractor Yapı Merkezi using an OWLS measuring system fitted to a 1960s locomotive. Developed by Latronix in Sweden and distributed overseas by UK company Uroven, OWLS ...

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    Senegal: TER to transform the Dakar commute

    2020-08-17T05:00:00Z

    The first phase of an ambitious scheme to build an electrified suburban railway and airport rail link in Dakar is nearing completion. Murray Hughes reports.

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    Africa: Dakar – Bamako trade artery awaits revival

    2020-08-12T06:00:00Z

    Rehabilitating the moribund railway linking Senegal with landlocked Mali is seen as a ‘vector of growth’ in plans to stimulate the economy of the two countries. Murray Hughes investigates.

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    Dakar freight line rebuild completed

    2020-05-13T06:19:00Z

    SENEGAL: Reconstruction of the metre-gauge freight railway through the suburbs of Dakar has been successfully completed, despite the constraints imposed by new working arrangements to protect against coronavirus.

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit for the Train Express Régional project in Dakar.
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    Train Express Régional simulators ordered

    2020-04-13T12:00:00Z

    SENEGAL: Five Corys train driving simulators have been ordered by SETER, the joint venture of SNCF and RATP Dev which has been appointed to operate the Train Express Régional line in Dakar. The contract covers the supply of two multifunction simulators with driving desks, as well ...

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    Alstom train makes first run in Dakar

    2019-01-15T15:45:14Z

    SENEGAL: President Macky Sall was among the invited guests who joined the first test run of an Alstom Coradia Polyvalent multiple-unit in Senegal on January 14. The train’s first run marks a further step in preparations for the opening of the 55 km Train Express Régional rail link between the ...

  • lstom has begun shipping 15 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel trainsets for the 55 km Train Express Régional line which is being built to connect central Dakar with Blaise Diagne International Airport.
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    Alstom ships Senegal trainsets

    2018-10-22T13:38:37Z

    SENEGAL: Following the completion of testing, Alstom has begun shipping 15 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel trainsets for the 55 km Train Express Régional line which is being built to connect central Dakar with Blaise Diagne International Airport. Similar to units previously supplied to France and Algeria, the 160 km/h four-car trainsets ...

  • ‘This test run is a significant milestone for Alstom and for the project’, said Didier Pfleger, Alstom’s Senior Vice-President for Middle East & Africa.
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    Alstom trainset for Senegal on test

    2018-05-02T15:58:24Z

    SENEGAL: The first of 15 four-car Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units ordered for the Train Express Régional project in Dakar is now on test at Alstom’s plant at Reichshoffen in France. The Train Express Régional will link the centre of Dakar with the new Blaise Diagne international airport in Diass, serving ...

  • Alstom is to supply an initial batch of 15 dual-mode Coradia trainsets for the Regional Express line.
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    Work starts on Dakar airport rail link

    2016-12-16T08:29:00Z

    SENEGAL: A ceremony was held in Dakar on December 14 to mark the launch of preparatory works for construction of a 55 km regional express railway, which is intended to link the city centre with a new airport. Among the guests at the ceremony were Senegalese President Macky Sall and ...

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    Dakar Train Express Régional contracts

    2016-07-27T12:30:00Z

    SENEGAL: State investment and public works agency APIX has selected preferred bidders for the construction of the Train Express Régional, a planned 1 435 mm gauge double-track line to be built in two phases to link Dakar with Diamniadio (36 km) and Blaise Diagne International Airport (a further 19 km). ...

  • Dakar Bamako Ferroviaire to manage the railway between Dakar and Bamako (Photo: John Stubbs).
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    New operator for Dakar – Bamako railway

    2016-03-23T14:15:00Z

    AFRICA: The governments of Senegal and Mali have established Dakar Bamako Ferroviaire to manage the revival of the 1 286 km railway between the port of Dakar and Bamako. The new company replaces concessionaire TransRail, a 51% subsidiary of Advens which had operated the metre-gauge line under a concession awarded ...

  • China Railway Construction Corp (International) Ltd has agreed to modenrise the railway between Senegal and Mali (Photo: John Stubbs).
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    Senegal - Mali railway modernisation agreements signed

    2016-01-05T13:52:00Z

    AFRICA: The governments of Senegal and Mali have entered into agreements with China Railway Construction Corp (International) Ltd for the repair and reconstruction of the 1 286 km metre-gauge railway between the port of Dakar and Bamako. The contract with the National Railway Administration of Senegal covers 644·6 km ...