Sierra Leone railway news

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

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    President unveils Sierra Leone iron ore railway locos


    SIERRA LEONE: President Julius Maada Bio attended the unveiling of 10 diesel locomotives which CRRC Ziyang has supplied for the 197 km railway linking Leone Rock Metal Group’s New Tonkoliri Iron Mine with the port of Pepel. The locos were unveiled on ...

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    Japanese DMUs to support DR Congo route modernisation scheme


    DR CONGO: Seven cars of an ex-JR Hokkaido Kiha 183 trainset were delivered to the port of Matadi on December 13 for use by Office National des Transports. The intermediate and driving cars were built by Fuji Heavy Industries and Niigata Engineering between 1979 and 1992. ...

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    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.

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    Locos retrieved from Sierra Leone


    AFRICA: Diesel locomotives which South African freight and financial services company Grindrod Ltd supplied for use at a mine in Sierra Leone which has now ceased operating have been recovered for use elsewhere. Grindrod delivered a total of 34 S30SCC locomotives to haul iron ore from African ...

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    Africa miners in the railway market


    AFRICA: As two European companies start work on short-term contracts to rescue the existing railway networks in the Democractic Republic of Congo, word reaches us of ambitious plans to build more than 3 000 km of new railway in that country, together with further spending on roads, hospitals and hydro-electric ...