Uganda railway news

News about railway operations, services and the supply industry in Uganda.

  • Reconstruction work has started on the 382 km metre-gauge railway line that links Tororo near the Kenyan border to Gulu on the northwest

    Tororo – Gulu rail revival underway


    UGANDA: Reconstruction work has started on the 382 km metre-gauge railway line that links Tororo near the Kenyan border to Gulu on the northwest, Uganda Railways Corp has confirmed. The railway has not seen traffic for about three decades. A reconstruction agreement was signed on April ...

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    African Development Bank supports Uganda rail link renewals


    UGANDA: The African Development Bank has approved a US$301m financing package to support the ongoing renovation of Uganda Railways Corp’s metre-gauge main line between Kampala and the Kenyan border at Malaba.

  • UrbanMass has announced plans for a demonstration installation of its Floc concept for driverless electric pods
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    Driverless pod technology planned for Shildon and Kampala


    UK: UrbanMass has announced plans for a demonstration installation of its Floc concept for driverless electric pods which would use existing roads to collect passengers on-demand, and then ‘flock’ together as trains on dedicated elevated tracks. A demonstration system is planned to open at the National ...

  • The agreement to co-finance rehabilitation of the Tororo – Gulu railway was signed by Minister of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Matia Kasaija and EU Head of Delegation to Uganda Attilio Pacifici.

    Uganda rail revival funding agreed


    UGANDA: An agreement to fund rehabilitation of the 375 km Northern Line between Tororo and Gulu has been signed by the European Union which will provide a €21·5m grant and the government of Uganda which is to contribute €13·1m. The metre gauge line from the Kenyan border to northern Uganda ...

  • The first rolling stock transfer on February 2 was flagged off from Mombasa by Kenya's Regional Commissioner, Coast, Nelson Marba.

    Kenya – Uganda construction timescale agreed


    AFRICA: Meeting in Nairobi on February 2, ministers from Kenya and Uganda agreed a ‘synchronised’ timescale for construction of the 1 435 mm gauge railway planned to link the two countries. Signed by Uganda’s Finance Minister Matla Kasila, Kenya’s Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich and Transport & Urban Development Secretary James ...

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    Kampala light rail agreement signed


    UGANDA: The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese government for the construction of a light rail network in Kampala. To be built by China Civil Engineering Construction Corp, the first phase would cost US$440m to build and would extend for 35 km on an elevated ...

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    Kampala trials commuter trains


    UGANDA: An experimental commuter rail service was launched in Kampala on December 7, as a joint venture between the Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda Railways Corp and operating concessionaire Rift Valley Railways. The three partners have agreed run the pilot service for 12 months, following the signing of an initial ...

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    Uganda and Rwanda award standard gauge study contract


    AFRICA: The governments of Uganda and Rwanda have jointly awarded German firm Gauff Ingenieure a contract to provide consultancy for the preliminary engineering design of a proposed standard gauge railway from Kampala in Uganda to Kigali in Rwanda. The route would parallel the existing metre-gauge Kampala – Kasese line as ...

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    Kampala passenger service planned


    UGANDA: The government has awarded Rift Valley Railways a contract to operate a pilot commuter service between central Kampala and Namanve, parallel to a busy road corridor. A service to Nalukolongo is planned if this proves successful. RVR's 2005 concession to operate the Kenya - Uganda railway did ...

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    Uganda's Northern Line revived


    UGANDA: Rift Valley Railways has reopened the Northern Line, which runs for 500 km from the Kampala - Mombasa route at Tororo Junction to Gulu and Pakwach. As well as improving transport links to northern Uganda, the line provides a regional railhead for South Sudan and eastern DR Congo. ...

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    Sudan - Uganda link


    AFRICA: The transport ministers of Uganda and Sudan signed a memorandum of understanding at the end of August establishing a Joint Ministerial Transport Commission to implement road upgrading and the construction of a 920 km rail link. The line will run from the Ugandan network at Gulu, via Nimule and ...

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    Kenya-Uganda bids in


    BIDDING documentation for the 25-year concession to operate the rail networks in Kenya and Uganda was issued on August 30, after the submission deadline was extended at the request of the bidders.Final offers were due by September 30, and the two governments now expect to name the preferred bidder on ...

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    Kenya-Uganda accord


    TRANSPORT Ministry officials from Kenya and Uganda signed an agreement at the end of December to form a dedicated fleet of container trains to operate ’seamless services’ between Mombasa and Kampala.The accord was signed in Kampala by the Permanent Secretary of Uganda’s Ministry of Works, Transport & Communications Charles Muganzi ...

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    Kenya-Uganda through trains revived


    Uganda Railways Corp and 150 by KRC. KRC is relaying its line west of Nakuru with heavier rails, and work will be completed by mid-2005. KRC is also providing assistance to URC for refurbishing the track between Kampala and the border at Malaba. According to KRC’s Ugandan representative Julius Chando, ...

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    Ugandan affair


    ENABLING legislation has been drafted for the privatisation of Uganda’s rail network, and the government hopes to issue an information memorandum in August. Minister of State for Privatisation Prof Peter Kasene told the Trans Africa 21 conference in London on March 31 that formal bids for a 25-year concession, renewable ...