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Rwanda and Tanzania sign standard-gauge railway agreement THE president of Rwanda Mr Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian counterpart Mr John Magufuli signed an agreement in Dar es Salaam on January 14 pledging to press ahead with the construction of a standard-gauge line which will connect landlocked Rwanda with the Indian Ocean.
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MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) has awarded a €130m contract to Alstom for the supply of 30 electric Prima locomotives following an international tender launched by ONCF in March 2017. The locomotives will be manufactured at Alstom’s...
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KENYA Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco) has signed a Shillings 24.2bn ($US 239m) contract with China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Company (CET) for the electrification of the Mombasa - Nairobi section of Kenya’s Standard Gauge...
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THE African Development Bank has agreed to provide the Namibian government with a Rand 2bn ($US 167m) loan to finance upgrading of TransNamib’s Kranzberg - Walvis Bay line, together with the construction of a new...
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THE first 17 Alstom Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode multiple units for Algerian National Railways (SNTF) was unloaded at the port of Algiers on January 28 after completing its voyage across the Mediterranean. SNTF awarded Alstom a contract...
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SOUTH Africa has some of the world’s richest mineral reserves, with an estimated value of more than Rand 20 trillion ($US 1.56 trillion), and the country is estimated to have the world’s fifth-largest mining sector...
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THE president of Rwanda Mr Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian counterpart Mr John Magufuli signed an agreement in Dar es Salaam on January 14 pledging to press ahead with the construction of a standard-gauge line...
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TWO years since it began, construction on the new Rand 928m ($US 75.4m) rolling stock manufacturing plant at Dunnottar, South Africa, is entering its final stages, with Alstom and its partners in the Gibela joint...
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KENYA Railways (KR) celebrated the first day of commercial freight operations on the new standard-gauge Nairobi - Mombasa line on January 1.   The inaugural train consisting of 52 wagons, including 20 wagons containing maize, left Mombasa...
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CAF confirmed on December 26 that it has received a turnkey contract worth more than €100m to supply rolling stock and signalling systems for Mauritius Metro Express, a 26km light rail line linking the island’s...
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ALSTOM has starting dynamic testing at the Velim test track in the Czech Republic of the first Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode - diesel and 25kV electric - trains for Algerian State Railways (SNTF).During the tests, which...

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