Africa

image
Kenyan standard-gauge locomotives unveiled THE first locomotives for the initial phase of Kenya’s standard-gauge railway network were officially presented to Kenyan Railways Corporation (KRC) at CRRC Corporation’s plant in Qishuyan, China, on December 16.
rabat-light-rail-expansion-approved
THE Council of Municipalities of the Agglomeration of Rabat (El Assima) granted approval on January 12 for a Dirhams 1.72bn ($US 171m) project to expand the light rail network in the Moroccan capital. The project, which...
djibouti-inaugurates-new-line-to-addis-ababa
A ceremony was held at Nagad station in Djibouti on January 10 to mark the official opening of the new $US 4.2bn 752km electrified standard-gauge railway to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.The ceremony was attended...
crrc-completes-delivery-of-first-locomotives-for-kenya
CHINA Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has successfully delivered the first six Df8B freight locomotives which will operate on the new standard-gauge railway in between Mombasa, and Nairobi, Kenya. CRRC is also set to deliver four...
qalaa-to-sell-its-rift-valley-railways-stake
AFRICAN energy and infrastructure company Qalaa Holdings confirmed on January 5 that it has begun preliminary discussions to sell its 73.76% stake in Rift Valley Railways (RVR), which has a concession to operate the metre-gauge...
crrc-rolls-out-locos-for-nigeria-and-serbia
CRRC Dalian rolled out the first two CDD3B1 diesel locomotives for Nigeria at its plant in China on January 5. The units will provide passenger services on the 186.5km standard-gauge Abuja - Kaduna railway, which...
engie-wins-casablanca-tram-extension-contracts
CASA Transport has selected subsidiaries Engie Ineo and Engie Cofely Maroc to equip the new T2 tram line and the extension of the T1 line in Casablanca, Morocco. The contracts are worth a combined Dirhams 192m...
ethiopia-and-djibouti-to-manage-chinese-railway
ETHIOPIA and Djibouti have agreed to establish a joint company which will manage the newly built line between the two countries. Based in Addis Ababa, the new company will provide passenger, freight and maintenance services for...
sncf-and-ratp-to-support-new-dakar-line
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) and Paris Transport Authority (RATP) have signed an agreement to support Senegal’s efforts to develop the 57km standard-gauge regional express train service from Dakar to Blaise Diagne International Airport near Ndiass...
cital-delivers-over-first-tram-for-ouargla-lrt
THE first Citadis LRV for the initial phase of the light rail network in the Algerian city of Ouargla was delivered to the line’s depot on December 20. The vehicles are being assembled by Cital, a...
kenyan-standard-gauge-locomotives-unveiled
THE first locomotives for the initial phase of Kenya’s standard-gauge railway network were officially presented to Kenyan Railways Corporation (KRC) at CRRC Corporation’s plant in Qishuyan, China, on December 16. The 472km Mombasa – Nairobi standard-gauge...