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Kenyan standard-gauge railway to start trial operation in March CONSTRUCTION of the $US 3.8bn 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge railway (SGR) is due to be completed in March by China Railway and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which has a 10-year concession to operate the line, to allow test running to begin in preparation for the start of train operation in June.
kenyan-standard-gauge-railway-to-start-trial-operation-in-march
CONSTRUCTION of the $US 3.8bn 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge railway (SGR) is due to be completed in March by China Railway and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which has a 10-year concession to operate the line,...
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TUNISIAN National Railways (SNCFT) signed a Dinars 167m ($US 73m) loan agreement with Tunisia’s Attijari Bank on February 20 to finance 20 series GT42AC locomotives ordered from Progress Rail last December. Attijari Bank will provide Dinars...
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THE governor of the Egyptian city of Alexandria Mr Reda Farhat signed a contract with Ukrainian tram supplier Tatra-Yug on February 6 for 15 high-floor LRVs. The articulated vehicles will enter service on Alexandra Passenger Transport...
oncf-to-invest-$us-700m-in-2017
THE board of Moroccan National Railways (ONCF) has set an investment budget of Dirhams 7.13bn ($US 709m) as it seeks to accommodate further growth in freight and passenger traffic and enhance the quality of its...
tanzania-awards-standard-gauge-contract
TANZANIA’s government has awarded a contract for the construction of 205km of Tanzania’s proposed standard gauge railway to Yapi Merkez Insaat Ve Sanayi (YMIVS), Turkey, and Mota-Engil, Portugal. The $US 1.2bn contract is part of the...
hyundai-rotem-wins-cairo-metro-vehicle-contract
EGYPT’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), a division of the ministry of transport, has selected Hyundai Rotem to supply 256 metro cars for the phase three extension of Cairo metro Line 3, which is currently...
can-lorries-deliver-a-south-african-rail-freight-revival?
Transnet signed a 20-year contract with RailRunner to haul lorry trailers on its 1400km Capecor corridor in 2016, with the aim of delivering a dramatic uplift in rail freight traffic, as Paul Ash explains.  IF...
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THE first batch of coaches for the Mombasa - Nairobi Standard-Gauge Railway (SGR) line arrived at the port of Nairobi on January 29. According to Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), the initial batch of 32 vehicles includes...
transnet-to-install-ge-shipper-data-system
TRANSNET, South Africa, has awarded a contract to GE to install its Predix operating system for the industrial internet to connect shippers and transport operators by providing real-time information on the status of shipments.Africa’s intracontinental...
nigeria-approves-$us-12bn-kano-kaduna-line
THE Nigerian federal government has approved construction of the Kano - Kaduna standard-gauge line. The Nigerian Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi revealed that the federal government is negotiating a loan of $US 1.2bn with the...

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