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Electrification starts on Addis Ababa LRT lines CHINA Railway Engineering Corporation has started work to electrify the 34.3km two-line light rail network under construction in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
electrification-starts-on-addis-ababa-lrt-lines
CHINA Railway Engineering Corporation has started work to electrify the 34.3km two-line light rail network under construction in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The electrification works include the installation of 850 masts, 143km of overhead...
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ALGERIA's transport minister Mr Amar Ghoul inaugurated the 4.2km eastern extension of Algiers light rail Line 1 from Bordj El Kiffan to Kahouat Echergui on April 16. The extension has six stations and services operate at...
gautrain-extension-studies-to-start-soon
THE Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) says it will commence feasibility studies on 200km of proposed extensions to South Africa's Gautrain commuter network by the end of June. The plan foresees the development of four Gautrain branch...
transcentury-sells-stake-in-rift-valley-railways
KENYA's TransCentury has sold its 34% stake in Rift Valley Railways (RVR) to Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital for an undisclosed sum. TransCentury held a stake in Rift Valley Railways (RVR), the operator of the...
deal-reached-on-trans-kalahari-railway
THE GOVERNMENTS of Botswana and Namibia have signed an agreement to build the Trans-Kalahari Railway (TKR), a 1500km heavy-haul line linking Botswana's coalfields with the existing railhead at Gobabis in Namibia. As well as the new...
CONSTRUCTION is expected to begin on April 7 in Niamey, the capital of Niger, on a 1050km railway link with Benin's capital Cotonou. The line will cost an estimated €1bn and forms part of a larger...
zambia-awards-ertms-regional-contract
ZAMBIA Railways Limited (ZRL) has selected a consortium of Bombardier, Huawei and local contractor GMC Technologies in a $US 51m contract to supply and install ERTMS Regional on the 980km Chingola - Livingstone line. Bombardier will...
egypt-revives-high-speed-rail-plans
EGYPT is to revive plans for a high-speed line linking the Mediterranean coast with the country's far south, according to transport minister Mr Ibrahim El-Demeiry, who has described the project as "a top priority" for...
cnr-to-supply-trams-for-addis-ababa-lrt
CNR, China, announced on March 17 that it has been awarded a contract to supply a fleet of 41 LRVs for the 37.4km light rail network which is currently under construction in the Ethiopian capital...
transnet-south-africa-orders-1064-locomotives
TRANSNET celebrated its biggest-ever locomotive order on March 17, when it signed contracts worth Rand 50bn ($US 4.7bn) with four international suppliers for a total of 1064 locomotives for its Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) subsidiary. CSR...