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Tanzania launches standard-gauge railway project TANZANIA’s president Mr John Magufuli officially launched construction on April 12 of the first phase of the country’s 2561km standard-gauge railway project which will eventually link the Indian Ocean port of Dar es Salaam with Mwanza on Lake Victoria and Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika, as well as neighbouring Rwanda and Burundi.
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TANZANIA’s president Mr John Magufuli officially launched construction on April 12 of the first phase of the country’s 2561km standard-gauge railway project which will eventually link the Indian Ocean port of Dar es Salaam with...
metro-car-market-primed-for-further-growth-says-report
ACCORDING to a study by SCI Verkehr, Germany, the world market for metro cars is set to grow at an annual rate of 1-2% from what it describes as a very high current market volume...
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SOUTH Africa’s president Mr Jacob Zuma unveiled on April 4 the first diesel locomotive to be designed, engineered and manufactured by Transnet Engineering, the engineering and manufacturing division of Transnet.The Trans-Africa Locomotive is designed for...
kenya-allocates-more-funds-to-standard-gauge-project
THE Kenyan government has announced more than $US 730m in new funding for the first and second phases of the 592km Mombasa - Nairobi - Naivasha Standard-Gauge Railway (SGR) project being constructed by China Road...
nigeria-to-borrow-$us-61bn-to-complete-rail-projects
THE federal government of Nigeria has concluded plans to borrow $US 6.1bn from the Chinese Export-Import (Exim) Bank in order to complete all of its ongoing rail projects by the end of 2019. Nigeria’s minster of...
first-wagons-delivered-for-kenya’s-standard-gauge-railway
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...
design-finalised-for-algerian-inter-city-trains
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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