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Ethiopian railway projects move forward ETHIOPIAN Railway Corporation (ERC) announced at the beginning of July that construction on a new line linking the Addis Ababa - Djibouti standard-gauge railway with the north of the country is making good progress.
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ETHIOPIAN Railway Corporation (ERC) announced at the beginning of July that construction on a new line linking the Addis Ababa - Djibouti standard-gauge railway with the north of the country is making good progress. Turkish construction...
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RABAT-Salé Tramway Company (STRS) has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail and its Moroccan road construction subsidiary GTR a €29m contract to construct infrastructure on two extensions of light rail Line T2. In Rabat, a 2.4km...
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ALSTOM led consortium Gibela has completed delivery of the first 20 trains to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) as part of the €4bn contract signed in 2013 to supply 600 X’Trapolis Mega suburban...
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EGYPT’s Ministry of Transport and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has signed a letter of intent with GE Transportation for the acquisition of 100 ES30ACi Light Evolution Series diesel locomotives in a deal worth $US 575m. In...
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THALES signed two fare collection contracts covering 19 new Cairo metro stations at a ceremony held on June 10 in the presence of Egypt’s transport minister Mr Hesham Arafat. Both contracts are part of the Line...
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Poor management and maintenance have prevented the Tazara Railway linking Tanzania with Zambia from ever realising its potential. However, as Paul Ash reports, a new management team appears determined to make the railway work. TRAVELLERS are...
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Kenya Railways expects to complete a master plan, which includes the redevelopment of the existing 149km Nairobi Commuter Rail (NCR) network, within the next nine months. This will pave the way for implementation of a...
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FOLLOWING an international tender, Casablanca public transport authority Casa Transport has selected RATP Dev as preferred bidder for a 12-year contract to operate and maintain the Moroccan city’s expanding light rail network, as well two...
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AS Morocco eagerly awaits the opening of its inaugural high-speed line between Casablanca and Tangiers in the summer of 2018, the country is already reaping the benefits of a new railway training provider.Founded as part...
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THE UGANDAN government has confirmed it is terminating Rift Valley Railways’ (RVR) concession to operate the country's 1918km metre-gauge network because of poor performance. Uganda’s finance, planning and economic development minister Mr Matia Kasaija told the...

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