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Alstom chosen for Dakar TER rolling stock contract SENEGALESE investment agency Apix has selected Alstom as preferred supplier for a contract to provide rolling stock for the Dakar Express Regional Rail (TER) project.
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CASA Transport has launched a tender for a contract to operate Casablanca's expanding light rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) networks for five years from the end of 2017. The new contract encompasses the operation of...
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The first five trains out of a planned fleet of 600 six-car EMUs has been completed by the Gibela consortium for operation on South African commuter networks as production begins to shift to a new...
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Gautrain, South Africa's first standard-gauge railway, has confounded many of its critics by cutting journey times in the Pretoria and Johannesburg area and attracting a loyal ridership. Plans are now being drawn up to extend...
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Kenya is on course to complete a new Chinese-funded 472km standard-gauge railway line linking Mombasa with Nairobi in the second half of 2017. Shem Oirere reports from Nairobi on progress so far and assesses the...
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CHINA Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) signed a contract with CRRC Qishuyan, China, for on May 30 for 56 diesel locomotives, which will be used on the initial phase of Kenya's standard-gauge railway. The order, which...
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CASA Transport has awarded Yapi Merkezi, Turkey, a €83m contract to construct the 14.6km Line 2 of the Casablanca light rail network following an international tender in which four other groups participated.The four other bidders...
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SPEAKING at a conference on high-speed rail in Morocco on May 26-27, Mr Mohamed Rabie Khlie, director general of Moroccan National Railways (ONCF), said the 183km high-speed line under construction between Tangiers and Kenitra will...
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IRJ at WCRR 2016, Milan: Leading Italian railway officials have called on the railway industry to better promote its sustainable credentials in order for rail to secure its place as the backbone of transport in...
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THE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Egypt's Ministry of International Cooperation on financing for the reconstruction of the Cairo - Heliopolis tram network.The metre-gauge system...
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SENEGALESE investment agency Apix has selected Alstom as preferred supplier for a contract to provide rolling stock for the Dakar Express Regional Rail (TER) project. The 57km standard-gauge line from the city centre to the new...