Africa

EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Thales a contract to resignal the 48km Cairo - Benha section on the Cairo - Alexandria main line.
Morocco is making final preparations for the opening of the 183km high-speed line from Tangiers to Kenitra. Keith Barrow reports on the final stages of this pioneering project.
Uganda has ambitious plans to build a light rail network in its capital Kampala in a bid to reduce crippling road traffic congestion and pollution, reports Shem Oirere.
ALGERIA’s president, Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, inaugurated two extensions of the Algiers metro on April 10, adding five more stations to the network.
ALGERIA’s minister of public works and transport, Mr Abdelghani Zaalane, inaugurated the first light rail line in the city of Ouargla on March 20.
IRJ at Middle East Rail, Dubai: MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) says it is on course to open Africa’s first high-speed line in the third quarter of this year.
THE transport minister of Rwanda, Mr Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye and his Tanzanian counterpart, Mr Makame Mbarawa, agreed on March 9 to electrify the planned 407km standard-gauge line linking Isaka…
AFTER a 34-year hiatus, rail traffic between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola’s Benguela Railway resumed on March 5 when a manganese train crossed the border between Dilolo and…
ALGERIA’s minister of public works Mr Abdelghani Zalene officially opened the new Algiers Agha station for Algerian National Railways (SNTF) long-distance services on March 2, at an event which also…
MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) has awarded a €130m contract to Alstom for the supply of 30 electric Prima locomotives following an international tender launched by ONCF in March 2017.
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