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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.
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THE first batch of freight wagons for Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) arrived at the port of Mombasa at the end of February. The batch of 60 type C70 bogie open wagons was supplied by CRRC...
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ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The strongest growth is expected in...
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Rift Valley Railways, which has the concession to operate and maintain Kenya’s 1918km metre-gauge network, wants Kenya Railways, the regulator, to take back control of the infrastructure and is seeking a new investor to put...
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ALGERIAN National Railways (SNTF) and Alstom have unveiled interior and exterior designs for a new fleet of Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode (diesel and 25kV ac electric) multiple units, which will be introduced on services from Algiers...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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