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Rwanda and Tanzania sign standard-gauge railway agreement THE president of Rwanda Mr Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian counterpart Mr John Magufuli signed an agreement in Dar es Salaam on January 14 pledging to press ahead with the construction of a standard-gauge line which will connect landlocked Rwanda with the Indian Ocean.
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THE president of Rwanda Mr Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian counterpart Mr John Magufuli signed an agreement in Dar es Salaam on January 14 pledging to press ahead with the construction of a standard-gauge line...
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TWO years since it began, construction on the new Rand 928m ($US 75.4m) rolling stock manufacturing plant at Dunnottar, South Africa, is entering its final stages, with Alstom and its partners in the Gibela joint...
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KENYA Railways (KR) celebrated the first day of commercial freight operations on the new standard-gauge Nairobi - Mombasa line on January 1.   The inaugural train consisting of 52 wagons, including 20 wagons containing maize, left Mombasa...
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CAF confirmed on December 26 that it has received a turnkey contract worth more than €100m to supply rolling stock and signalling systems for Mauritius Metro Express, a 26km light rail line linking the island’s...
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ALSTOM has starting dynamic testing at the Velim test track in the Czech Republic of the first Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode - diesel and 25kV electric - trains for Algerian State Railways (SNTF).During the tests, which...
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A handover ceremony was held at Transnet Engineering’s assembly plant in Durban on December 7 to mark the acceptance of the first class 23E Traxx Africa electric locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). Bombardier was awarded...
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FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) and the French Development Agency (AFD) will sign a 12-month agreement with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to provide expertise and training, and in particular to assist with...
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EGYPT National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise the signalling and telecommunications system used on the 180km Asyut - Nagh Hammadi line on the north-south Alexandria - Cairo - Aswan rail corridor. The...
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SUDAN’s Ministry of Roads and Bridges signed an agreement with two Chinese companies in Khartoum on November 7 for a 12-month feasibility study into the construction of a 3400km railway linking the Red Sea with...
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THE CEO of Algiers Metro Company (EMA) Mr Omar Hadbi confirmed on November 7 that two extensions of the Algiers metro network will open before the end of the year, while several other Algerian cities...

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