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GE DEALS WITH ANGOLA

In 2013, the government of Angola signed an accord with General Electric (GE) of the USA for the supply of locomotives and related technical assistance. The deal, which became effective immediately, provided for the purchase of “about 100 locomotives”. In terms of a new agreement concluded early in June 2014, GE is to supply Angola […]

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OVER 100 NEW ANGOLAN STATIONS

According to an official Angolan government report, the ministry of transport inaugurated more than 100 new railway stations in various parts of the country during 2013. At the port of Lobito, two quays were rehabilitated. In addition, new container and mining terminals were constructed.

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ANGOLAN OFFICIAL TRAIN AT LUAU

An official train from Luena operated by Angola’s Caminhos de ferro de Benguela (CFB), arrived at Luau, 1,324km from the Atlantic coast, on 26 November. It was the first seen in the area in nearly thirty years, due to damage caused during the lengthy civil war. The train conveyed Angolan transport minister Augusto da Silva […]

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BLACK GRANITE VIA ANGOLA’S CFM

The board of Caminhos de ferro de Moçamedes (CFM) in Angola is dealing with the implications of moving black granite by rail from Lubango City in southern Huila Province to the port of Namibe. CFM director for technical matters António Cabral told the press that contracts with firms involved in the extraction of the rock […]

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ANGOLA EXPECTS TO INCREASE CFM FREQUENCIES

Speaking at Matala on 4 November in Angola’s southern Huila province, Caminhos de ferro de Moçamedes (CFM) chief executive Daniel Quipaxe announced the possibility of improved passenger train service frequency between the provinces of Namibe, Huíla and Kuando Kubango (southern Angola), from early 2014. At the same time it is intended to commence the movement […]

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TEN ANGOLAN STATIONS INAUGURATED

On 1 November, Angolan transport minister Augusto Tomás officially inaugurated ten new stations on Caminhos de ferro de Moçamedes (CFM), six in the southern Huíla Province and four in the south-eastern Kuando Kubango Province. There are now 56 stations along the length of the CFM. Those recently opened include Maquelo, Laceiras, Micose, Cabanas, Kapunda, Kuvango […]

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ANGOLAN CROSS-BORDER RAIL CONNECTIONS

Speaking at the fifth Germany-Angola Forum on 5 June, Angolan minister of transport Augusto Tomas stressed the importance of connecting the national railway systems to adjoining countries. He mentioned specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Namibia. The structuring programme, he explained, concentrates on the railway connecting with the ports, airports and large […]

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PRIVATE PARTICIPATION IN ANGOLAN RAILWAYS

Speaking to the press at the end of the second ordinary session of the commission for the real economy of the Angolan cabinet council in Luanda, minister of transport Augusto da Silva Tomás said government intends to leave the commercial provision of rail facilities for the participation of private entities. For this reason, he explained, […]

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PROPOSED SOUTHERN ANGOLA TOURIST TRAIN

The Namibe Directorate of Tourism in Southern Angola has proposed a “Tourist Train” to operate sightseeing excursions from the Atlantic coast at Namibe into the Kubango region along the recently reopened Caminhos de ferro de Moçamedes (CFM). An inaugural journey was envisaged originally to take place during the Festival of the Sea which takes place […]

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ANGOLA: EVENING TRAINS AT LUANDA

As from 9 April, four passenger trains have been operated in the evenings by Angola’s Caminhos de ferro de Luanda (CFL). The Angolan news agency Angop quotes CFL’s commercial director Isaac Mateus explaining that the new service is aimed largely at students who live in Viana and study in the city centre of Luanda. The […]

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