Africa

image
Financing agreed for Casablanca - Marrakech track-doubling THE board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to provide Morocco with a $US 112.3m loan, which will be used by Moroccan National Railways to construct a second track on part of the Casablanca - Marrakech line.
financing-agreed-for-casablanca-marrakech-track-doubling
THE board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to provide Morocco with a $US 112.3m loan, which will be used by Moroccan National Railways to construct a second track on part of the...
contracts-awarded-for-algiers-metro-extensions
ALGIERS Metro Company (EMA) has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail and Algerian partner Kou GC has two contracts with a total value of €168m for work on two extensions of the Algiers metro network. The...
transnet-continues-to-invest-despite-commodities-slump
THE view from the 49th floor of Transnet's Johannesburg headquarters is impressive. The city sprawls out on all sides and those with an eye for such things will immediately note the big yard to the...
crcc-to-upgrade-mali-senegal-railway
THE governments of Mali and Senegal have signed contracts worth a total of $US 2.7bn with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) for the reconstruction of the 1286km metre-gauge line from the Malian capital Bamako to...
irj-looks-ahead-to-the-railway-in-2016
FOR its January 2016 issue, International Railway Journal has forsaken its usual format for something a little different. The Railway in 2016 is a comprehensive look ahead to the trends and issues set to impact...
tazara-suffers-huge-fall-in-freight-traffic
THE Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara), which operates the 1860km 1067mm-gauge railway linking Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with New Kapiri-Mposhi, Zambia, has revealed that freight traffic dropped by 57% from 208,538 tonnes in 2013-14 to...
gautrain-to-order-additional-trains
BOMBELA Concession Company, which operates and maintains South Africa's Gautrain commuter network, has issued a request for qualification for the design, manufacture, supply and maintenance of 12 four-car EMUs. The project will also include the expansion...
first-prasa-xtrapolis-emu-arrives-in-south-africa
THE first of 600 X'Trapolis Mega six-car commuter EMUs for Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has been delivered to the operator's Wolmerton depot near Pretoria in readiness for the start of dynamic testing...
uganda-and-china-sign-kampala-light-rail-agreement
THE governments of Uganda and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a light rail network in the Ugandan capital Kampala. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation will construct the initial 35km...
angola-plans-luanda-railway-track-doubling
ANGOLAN National Railways (INCFA) is planning to begin civil works early next year on a project to construct a second track on part of the Luanda Railway (CFL), which links the capital with Malanje and...