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Alstom to supply inter-city trains to Algeria ALSTOM confirmed on August 20 that it has been selected as preferred bidder for a Dinars 21bn ($US 260m) contract to supply 17 bi-mode (diesel and electric) multiple units to Algerian National Railways (SNTF) for long-distance services.
alstom-to-supply-inter-city-trains-to-algeria
ALSTOM confirmed on August 20 that it has been selected as preferred bidder for a Dinars 21bn ($US 260m) contract to supply 17 bi-mode (diesel and electric) multiple units to Algerian National Railways (SNTF) for...
benguela-railway-reconstruction-completed
A CEREMONY was held in Angola on August 13 to mark the completion of a project to rebuild the 1344km Benguela Railway from Luau on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to Lobito...
transnet-secures-$us-563m-locomotive-loan
SOUTH AFRICAN state-owned rail and port operator Transnet has secured a Rand 6bn ($US 563m) funding guarantee from US export credit agency US-Exim to fund the acquisition of 233 diesel-electric locomotives from GE Transportation. The guarantee...
alstom-withdraws-from-casablanca-lrt-maintenance-contract
ALSTOM has pulled out of a contract to maintain Casablanca's light rail network citing "unresolved contractual differences" with Casa Tram, the consortium appointed by Casa Transport to operate and maintain the line. The Casa Tram consortium...
casablanca-scraps-metro-plan-in-favour-of-more-trams
AT a meeting on July 24 Casablanca city council voted to abandon plans for a 15km elevated metro line in favour of expanding the city's light rail network. Preliminary studies for the metro line from Boulevard...
consortium-wins-moroccan-gsm-r-contract
MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) has awarded a €30m contract for the first phase of its national GSM-R deployment to a consortium of Thales, Huawei, and Imet, Italy. The contract covers five lines totalling 712km, including the...
nigeria-to-study-feasibility-of-building-4000km-of-new-lines
NIGERIA's Ministry of Transport has invited bids for a consultant to carry out a $US 8m feasibility study into the construction of six proposed standard-gauge lines totalling 4028km.The projects include a line which would largely...
rift-valley-railways-to-invest-$us-100m-this-year
RIFT Valley Railways (RVR), the concessionaire which operates the 1900km metre-gauge network in Kenya and Uganda, has announced capital investment will exceed $US 100m this year. Investments will include 20 new GE locomotives and 1400 wagons...
emd-secures-african-locomotive-orders
EMD has secured four separate orders to supply locomotives to customers in Africa. The orders include 15-18 GT42AC units for Botswana Railways (BR); 13 GT38 LC-3s for Tanzania Railways, which will be assembled by DCD in...
design-finalised-for-new-south-african-commuter-trains
THE ALSTOM-led Gibela consortium and Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (Prasa) have concluded the design review for the new fleet of 600 X'Trapolis Mega EMUs, clearing the way for production to begin on the...