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ETHIOPIAN Railway Corporation (ERC) announced at the beginning of July that construction on a new line linking the Addis Ababa - Djibouti standard-gauge railway with the north of the country…
RABAT-Salé Tramway Company (STRS) has awarded a consortium of Colas Rail and its Moroccan road construction subsidiary GTR a €29m contract to construct infrastructure on two extensions of light rail…
ALSTOM led consortium Gibela has completed delivery of the first 20 trains to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) as part of the €4bn contract signed in 2013 to…
EGYPT’s Ministry of Transport and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has signed a letter of intent with GE Transportation for the acquisition of 100 ES30ACi Light Evolution Series diesel locomotives in…
THALES signed two fare collection contracts covering 19 new Cairo metro stations at a ceremony held on June 10 in the presence of Egypt’s transport minister Mr Hesham Arafat.
Kenya Railways expects to complete a master plan, which includes the redevelopment of the existing 149km Nairobi Commuter Rail (NCR) network, within the next nine months. This will pave the…
Poor management and maintenance have prevented the Tazara Railway linking Tanzania with Zambia from ever realising its potential. However, as Paul Ash reports, a new management team appears determined to…
FOLLOWING an international tender, Casablanca public transport authority Casa Transport has selected RATP Dev as preferred bidder for a 12-year contract to operate and maintain the Moroccan city’s expanding light…
AS Morocco eagerly awaits the opening of its inaugural high-speed line between Casablanca and Tangiers in the summer of 2018, the country is already reaping the benefits of a new…
THE UGANDAN government has confirmed it is terminating Rift Valley Railways’ (RVR) concession to operate the country's 1918km metre-gauge network because of poor performance.
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