Africa

AFTER six years of construction, excavation of North Africa’s longest railway tunnel was completed on the morning of October 30, when Algeria’s minister of public works Mr Abdelghani Zalène witnessed…
SOUTH African private locomotive repair and leasing company, Sheltam, has announced a rebranding and the launch of new rolling stock leasing and railway infrastructure investment subsidiaries.
RABAT-SALÉ Transport (STRS), Morocco, has awarded a €45m contract to Alstom for the supply of 22 Citadis LRVs for operation on the city’s 19km light rail network and two new…
THE first Citadis LRV for the initial phase of the Sétif light rail network arrived in the Algerian city on October 18.
TANZANIA’s Reli Assets Holding Company (Rahco) has awarded a $US 1.9bn contract to Yapi Merkezi, Turkey, to build another section of the new 160km/h standard-gauge railway that will eventually link…
Trade between African nations is considered one of the continent’s great untapped economic opportunities, but poor cross-border connectivity continues to hinder growth. Keith Barrow reports from Cape Town on the…
TUNIS public transport operator Transtu has submitted an application to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a €100m sovereign loan to help finance its €240.2m Urban Rail Fleet…
HARSCO Rail has won two orders worth nearly $US 25m to supply track maintenance and measuring equipment for use on the Haramain high-speed line in Saudi Arabia and the Transnet…
OVER the last 20 years the value of trade between Africa and the rest of the world has quadrupled, but trade between African nations remains extremely limited. According to the…
IRJ at the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town: AN autonomous track inspection vehicle developed by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Transnet is…
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