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  • Tanzania Hyundai Rotem standard gauge trains (7)

    Tanzania Railways Corp standard gauge locomotives and EMUs unveiled


    TANZANIA: The first of the electric locomotives and multiple-units which Hyundai Rotem is to supply for Tanzania Railways Corp’s standard gauge line have been unveiled at the manufacturer’s Changwon factory in South Korea. Guests at the event on July 26 included Tanzanian ...

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    Double-deck coaches find new home in Tanzania


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp is taking delivery of 30 double-deck passenger coaches formerly used by Deutsche Bahn in Germany. The ex-DB ‘Görlitz’ coaches have been purchased through Lückemeier Transport & Logistik, which is refurbishing then for use in Tanzania. They are suitable for 160 km/h operation, ...

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    Tanzanian training academy planned


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has been granted approval to build a training institute on a 74 ha site in Tabora, according to local media reports. TRC will use the facility to focus on developing engineers with railway skills as it continues to develop the country’s 1 ...

  • TAZARA 200 tonne well wagon loaded with concrete blocks for testing

    Well wagon acquired for 200 tonne loads


    TANZANIA: Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority has taken delivery of a 200 tonne capacity well wagon which will be used to transport abnormal loads such as turbines for the construction of the Julius Nyerere hydroelectric power plant. TAZARA’s Acting Chief Mechanical Engineer Greyson Moilo said the wagon was ...

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    Contract agreed to build standard gauge railway to Lake Tanganyika


    TANZANIA: A contract has been signed for the construction of a 1 435 mm gauge line running west from Tabora to the port of Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika. The US$2·21bn contract was signed by Tanzania Railway Corp and a joint venture of China Civil Engineering Construction ...

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    Tabora – Isaka standard gauge railway contract signed


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded a contract to Turkish contractor Yapı Merkezi for the construction of Stage 4 of its expanding 1 435 mm gauge network.

  • Makutupora to Tabora groundbreaking

    Work begins on third stage of Tanzania’s standard gauge line


    TANZANIA: Minister of Works & Transport Makame Mbarawa laid a foundation stone in Tabora on April 12 to officially launch construction of the third stage of the 1 211 km Dar es Salaam – Mwanza standard gauge railway project.

  • The first of four former Austrian Federal Railways Class 1014 electric locomotives purchased by Yapı Merkezi has been shipped to Tanzania

    Austrian locomotives head for Tanzania


    TANZANIA: The first of four former Austrian Federal Railways Class 1014 electric locomotives purchased by Turkish construction company Yapı Merkezi has been shipped to Tanzania for use in testing the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro standard gauge line now nearing completion. Locomotive 1014 014 was delivered ...

  • Tanzanian Railways Corp CRRC wagon contract

    Tanzania orders Chinese wagons for standard gauge network


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has ordered 1 430 wagons from CRRC International for use on the country’s embryonic 1 435 mm gauge network. The US$127·2m contract was signed by TRC Director General Masanja Kadogosa and CRRC International’s Assistant General Manager Tang Yunpeng on February 8, at ...

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    Tanzania – Burundi rail link agreement


    AFRICA: Plans to build a rail link between Tanzania and Burundi are expected to move forward following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two governments on January 16. The 282 km route would diverge from the Tabora – Kigoma branch of Tanzania’s embryonic ...


    Tanzanian railway project offers accessibility examples for Africa, disability body says


    TANZANIA: The SHIVYAWATA federation of disabled people’s organisations says organisations across Africa can learn from the provision of facilities for people with reduced mobility on the Dar es Salaam – Morogoro standard gauge railway. On October 30 the SHIVYAWATA board toured the 202 km first phase ...

  • SMH Rail H10 locomotive for Tanzania Railways Corp.

    Malaysian-built locomotives ready for delivery to Tanzania


    TANZANIA: The first batch of H10 Series diesel locomotives developed by Malaysian company SMH Rail for the African freight market is now ready to be handed over to Tanzania Railways Corp, the company announced on November 1. ‘We are proud to handover the first batch of ...

  • TCDD Hyundai Rotem electric loco with Skoda Transportation equipment

    Tanzanian electric locomotive contract finalised


    TANZANIA: Hyundai Rotem has awarded Škoda Transportation a Kc580m contract to supply the electrical equipment for 17 passenger locomotives which Tanzania Railways Corp has ordered for use on the 546 km 25 kV 50 Hz electrified standard gauge line under construction between Dar es Salaam, Morogoro and Makutopora.

  • SMH Rail H10 Series locomotive for Tanzania (2)

    Malaysian-built locomotive for the African freight market unveiled


    LOCOMOTIVE: Malaysian rolling stock manufacturing and maintenance company SMH Rail has rolled out its first H10 Series diesel-electric locomotive. It is designed for use by African freight operators, with Tanzania Railways Corp as the launch customer. Unveiling the first locomotive at a virtual ceremony on August ...

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    Tanzania: The race is on


    International contractors are forging ahead with construction of Tanzania’s first 1 435 mm gauge railway, with a view to opening East Africa’s third standard gauge network before the end of this year. Toma Bačić investigates.

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    Tanzania Railways Corp selects Hyundai Rotem to supply electric trains


    TANZANIA: South Korean company Hyundai Rotem has been selected as preferred bidder for a 335·4bn won contract to supply 80 electric multiple-units and 17 electric locomotives to Tanzania Railways Corp by 2024. These will be designed to operate at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The ...

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    Chinese companies awarded Mwanza – Isaka standard gauge contract


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railway Corp has signed contracts for two Chinese construction companies to build Stage 5 of the country’s embryonic 1 435 mm gauge network, covering the 249 km from the dry port at Isaka to Mwanza on Lake Victoria.

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    TAZARA urged to seek freight traffic ‘aggressively’


    AFRICA: The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority board chaired by Tanzania and Zambia’s permanent secretaries responsible for transport has directed the railway’s management to ‘aggressively seek additional freight traffic in order to capture more business’. The railway should also take steps to improve safety, increase capacity accommodate more private ...

  • Tanzania Railways Corp has commissioned a study for a commuter rail network in Dodoma (Photo: Tanzania Tourist Board).

    Dodoma commuter rail study commissioned


    TANZANIA: Tanzania Railways Corp has awarded an international consortium a €2·5m nine-month contract to undertake feasibility and preliminary design studies for a commuter rail network in the capital Dodoma. The consortium is led by Spanish consultancy Ardanuy Ingenieria and includes Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats from India and ...

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