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GE to supply 100 locomotives to Angola GE Transportation (GE) has secured a contract from AEnergia to supply 100 C30ACi locomotives to Angolan National Railways (INCFA) to boost railfreight services in the country.
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GE Transportation (GE) has secured a contract from AEnergia to supply 100 C30ACi locomotives to Angolan National Railways (INCFA) to boost railfreight services in the country. Manufacturing of the six-axle diesel electric locomotives will take place...
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THE president of Benin Mr Boni Yayi and his Nigerien counterpart Mr Mahamadou Issoufou formally launched upgrading of the 437km Cotonou - Parakou line in a ceremony at Cotonou Central station on March 19, marking...
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THE Kenyan government has told a High Court hearing that Rift Valley Railways (RVR), which has a concession to operate the metre gauge Kenya-Uganda Railway, must continue to pay a road maintenance levy for highway...
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TANZANIA-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) has announced measures to reduce waste and enhance efficiency following an agreement between the president of Tanzania Mr Jakaya Kikwete and his Zambian counterpart Mr Edgar Lungu to revive the 1860km...
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GHANA Railway Corporation plans to launch a suburban rail service in the twin cities of Sekondi-Takoradi in the fourth quarter of this year.Ghanaian president Mr John Mahama said last week the reconstruction of the Sekondi...
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RABAT Municipal Council voted unanimously on February 25 to approve the first extension to the two-line light rail network in the Moroccan capital since the opening of the initial 19km phase of the Rabat-Salé Tramway...
transnet-agrees-financing-for-1064-new-locos
TRANSNET, South Africa, announced on March 2 that it has concluded financing for a Rand 50bn ($US 4.3bn) investment in 1064 new locomotives for its Transnet Freight Rail subsidiary, which were ordered from four manufacturers...
cairo-metro-line-3-contracts-awarded
EGYPT's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) signed infrastructure contracts on February 25 for Phase 4A of metro Line 3, which will extend the line 5.7km from Haroun station in Heliopolis to Al-Nozha 1. Signalling, train control,...
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ETHIOPIA's prime minister Mr Hailemariam Desalegn has laid the foundation stone to signal the start of the construction of the 447km Awash - Woldia - Hara Gebeya railway project. Turkish infrastructure firm Yapı Merkezi is carrying...
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THE board of Moroccan National Railways (ONCF) approved a capital budget of Dirhams 7.5bn ($US 780m) for this year at a meeting in Rabat on February 19, which was chaired by minister for infrastructure, transport...