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Bombardier hands over Traxx Africa locomotive to Transnet 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).
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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...
french-to-assist-prasa-with-deployment-of-new-trains
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...
thales-secures-egyptian-signalling-upgrade-contract
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...
china-to-carry-out-sudan-chad-railway-study
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...
breakthrough-in-north-africa’s-longest-rail-tunnel
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 the breakthrough on the final...
sheltam-rebrands-and-launches-leasing-and-investment-divisions
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.   Sheltam Group will be known as Traxtion Sheltam and its...
alstom-to-supply-more-lrvs-to-rabat
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 extensions totalling 7km, which are...
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THE first Citadis LRV for the initial phase of the Sétif light rail network arrived in the Algerian city on October 18. The fleet of 26 vehicles is being assembled by Cital, a joint venture of...
yapi-merkezi-wins-tanzanian-standard-gauge-line-contract
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 Dar es Salaam with Mwanza...

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