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Sétif opens first light rail line 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 the 15.2km first phase from El Bez University to Eastern Maintenance Centre.
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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.LIKE many countries, South Africa has...
sétif-opens-first-light-rail-line
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 the 15.2km first phase from...
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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. The consortium, which includes South Africa’s Transnet,...
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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. The fleet of 15 160km/h trains...
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EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Thales a contract to resignal the 48km Cairo - Benha section on the Cairo - Alexandria main line. The project will improve safety on one of Egypt’s busiest railways, with...
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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.MOROCCAN National Railways (ONCF) says it is on...
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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.UGANDA’s Ministry of Works & Transport has initiated...
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ALGERIA’s president, Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, inaugurated two extensions of the Algiers metro on April 10, adding five more stations to the network. The opening of the 1.7km two-station extension from Tafourah Grande Poste to Place des...
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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. The 9.7km 16-station line links El Ksar with Hai Nasr via the...
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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. Speaking at the Middle East Rail conference and...