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Sétif opens first light rail line SÉTIF became the sixth Algerian city to open a modern light rail line on May 8, when minister of the interior, local authorities and national planning, Mr Noureddine Bedoui, inaugurated the 15.2km first phase from El Bez University to Eastern Maintenance Centre.
plasser-wins-egyptian-measuring-car-order
EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Plasser & Theurer a contract worth around €6.8m to supply an EM100U track recording car. The vehicle, which is due for delivery next year, will be equipped with Plasser &...
cairo-metro-nets-E605m-in-loans-for-line-1-rehabilitation
CAIRO Metro’s Line 1 is due to be rehabilitated with the aid of €605m in loans, including €205m from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a €350m loan provided by the European Investment...
botswana-railways-launches-dmu-tender
BOTSWANA Railways (BR) has issued a call for tender for the supply of three DMUs with a closing date for bids of September 7.Each five-car train will be formed of two powered cars and three...
nigerian-railway-launches-procurement-project
NIGERIAN Railway Corporation (NRC) invites suppliers and consultants to pre-qualify for several projects under its 2018 budget for its narrow and standard-gauge networks, including new trains.The projects include:• procurement of locomotives, coaches, freight wagons, railway...
first-phase-of-abuja-light-rail-opens
THE first stage of the Abuja light rail network opened on July 12, the first light rail line in the Nigerian capital.The 45.2km first phase has two lines and 12 stations with connections to the...
lagos-signs-metro-agreement-with-alstom
LAGOS Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (Lamata) has signed a letter of intent with Alstom regarding phases 1 and 2 of the Blue Line, which will be the first metro line in Lagos.The signing ceremony took...
uganda’s-tororo-gulu-line-secures-eu-grant
THE European Union (EU) has reportedly agreed to grant €21.5m to repair Uganda’s 375km Tororo - Gulu Line, which hasn’t been used since the insurgency by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army 25 years ago.The line...
tunisian-railways-receives-new-grain-wagons-from-china
A batch of 60 new bogie grain hoppers built by Betou Beifang Chuangye, China, for Tunisian National Railways (SNCFT) was delivered to the Tunisian port of Bizerte on June 25. SNCFT says the total value of...
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ACCORDING to a report by SCI Verkehr, the market for railway products and services in Africa and the Middle East is forging ahead, with an average annual growth rate of 4% predicted between now and...
autonomous-inspection-vehicle-leads-the-way-to-enhanced-safety
The human and economic toll of railway accidents in South Africa has prompted the development of an innovative autonomous vehicle capable of improving protection against a wide range of risks.LIKE many countries, South Africa has...

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