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THE first stage of the Abuja light rail network opened on July 12, the first light rail line in the Nigerian capital.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
A GE-led consortium signed an agreement with the Nigerian federal government in Washington D.C. on April 27 to proceed with the interim phase of the country’s narrow-gauge railway concession.
DYNAMIC testing of the first Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode (diesel/25kV ac electric) multiple unit for the Dakar Express Regional Rail (TER) project has begun at Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant in eastern France.
EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Thales a contract to resignal the 48km Cairo - Benha section on the Cairo - Alexandria main line.
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