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Nigeria to study feasibility of building 4000km of new lines NIGERIA's Ministry of Transport has invited bids for a consultant to carry out a $US 8m feasibility study into the construction of six proposed standard-gauge lines totalling 4028km.
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NIGERIA's Ministry of Transport has invited bids for a consultant to carry out a $US 8m feasibility study into the construction of six proposed standard-gauge lines totalling 4028km.The projects include a line which would largely...
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RIFT Valley Railways (RVR), the concessionaire which operates the 1900km metre-gauge network in Kenya and Uganda, has announced capital investment will exceed $US 100m this year. Investments will include 20 new GE locomotives and 1400 wagons...
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EMD has secured four separate orders to supply locomotives to customers in Africa. The orders include 15-18 GT42AC units for Botswana Railways (BR); 13 GT38 LC-3s for Tanzania Railways, which will be assembled by DCD in...
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THE ALSTOM-led Gibela consortium and Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (Prasa) have concluded the design review for the new fleet of 600 X'Trapolis Mega EMUs, clearing the way for production to begin on the...
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ARCELORMITTAL Liberia (AML) took delivery last month of six additional ES44AC locomotives from GE, which will supplement the existing fleet of three GE units and enable the operation of 140-wagon trains on the 243km line...
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GERMAN infrastructure consultant Gauff Ingenieure has been awarded a $US 8.6m contract to design the new standard-gauge railway line linking Uganda's capital Kampala with Kigali in Rwanda. Around 1400km of new railway will be constructed...
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THE government of Uganda is planning to invite six Chinese companies to compete for contracts worth up to $US 8.3bn to expand the country's railway network. Ugandan works minister Mr John Byabagambi told Bloomberg that Uganda...
cameroon-and-chad-to-study-700km-rail-link
CAMEROON and its landlocked neighbour Chad reached an agreement on June 3 to carry out a feasibility study into the construction of a 700km line linking Ngaoundéré in northeast Cameroon with Ndjamena, the Chadian capital. Financing...
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Consultant Arthur D Little and the International Public Transport Association's (UITP) Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 study outlines recommendations for how global cities can improve their public transport offerings amidst the pressures of increasing urbanisation...
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THE Egyptian Ministry of Transport has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a contract to carry out a commercial feasibility study for the proposed 1087km Alexandria – Cairo – Luxor – Aswan high-speed corridor. The...