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South African X’Trapolis EMUs enter service THE GLOOM hanging over the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) lifted a little on May 9 as the first of a fleet of Alstom X'Trapolis Mega EMUs entered service on one of the country's busiest commuter corridors.
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EGYPT’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation signed a €100m loan agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) on May 16 which will help finance a €360m project to modernise the 13.7km Raml tram line...
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MAN Engines has delivered the first of 162 D2676 LE264 diesel engines to Alstom for installation on two fleets of Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode trains for customers in Africa. MAN is supplying 102 of the six-cylinder in-line...
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THE GLOOM hanging over the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) lifted a little on May 9 as the first of a fleet of Alstom X'Trapolis Mega EMUs entered service on one of the...
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SENEGAL’s minister of economy, finance and planning Mr Amadou Bâ has signed two financing agreements worth a total of CFA 129.6bn ($US 215.5m) to finance rolling stock for the Dakar TER project and relocation and...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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