Print Subscription Online Registration Advertising Rates

Buyers Guide

The Railways Africa™ team is currently preparing the Rail Buyers Guide for 2017. Please complete the online form to have your company's products and services listed. Submit Company Profile

Africa Update

NEW RAILWAY LIKELY

The developing of an iron ore mine at Mbalam in Cameroon, currently being looked at by Sundance Resources Ltd of Australia, would probably mean building a port capable of accommodating ships of...

Read More

GABON MAY LINK TO CAMEROON

A Chinese company, CMEC, is considering the development of an iron-ore mine at Belinga in Gabon. It would be connected probably to the existing 1,435mm gauge railway to the port of Libreville in...

Read More

RAILING FROM BEIRA

According to the Mozambican News Agency, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is once again using Beira as point of entry for imports. In 2005, ,923t of cargo went through the port, presumably on...

Read More

FLOODS, FUEL SHORTAGE & REBELS

According to a report by United Nations Regional Information Networks on 25 April, the suspension of rail service to Brazzaville has had serious consequences for the city’s million inhabitants, as...

Read More

AFRICA RAILWAYS MEET IN BRAZZAVILLE

The theme at a conference of rail experts taking place in Brazzaville from 11 April was: "a more efficient railway system for the development of the African continent". More than 200 officials from...

Read More
Page 19 of 19 pages - < First < 14 15 16 17 18 19 Last >

URC CRANE TROUBLE

The breakdown of Uganda Railway Corporation's (URC) only two cranes at the Nakasero yard late in February incurred losses estimated at millions of shillings. Container traffic was seriously delayed...

Read More

URC CONCESSION PROBLEMS CONTINUE

Uganda Railway Corporation (URC), a large part of which was to have been jointly concessioned with Kenya Railway Corporation (KRC) to the Rift Valley consortium led by Sheltam of South Africa, risks...

Read More

URC DEAL STALLED BY INFIGHTING

The privatising of operations along Uganda's main line from Kampala to the Kenyan border is stalled pending the outcome of court applications by disgruntled former members of the bidding consortium...

Read More

COURT HALTS UGANDAN CONCESSIONING

Mirambo Holdings Limited and Prime Fuels (Kenya) Limited, which jointly held 25% of the consortium that was awarded the concession to operate railways in Kenya and Uganda, have applied successfully to...

Read More

UGANDAN CRISIS AFFECTS SHELTAM AND ESKOM TOO

Eskom, South Africas parastatal electricity utility, which has a 20-year contract to run Ugandas Kiira (formerly Owen Falls) and the newer Nalubaale hydro power plants (which between them produce 95%...

Read More
Page 100 of 100 pages - < First < 95 96 97 98 99 100 Last >

Siemens-led consortium to build the first metro line in Algiers Total order worth EUR 380 million

The first metro line in Algiers, Algeria, is to be built under the leadership of Siemens Transportation Systems France. The Siemens-led consortium includes the two companies Construcciones y Auxiliar...

Read More
Page 57 of 57 pages - < First < 52 53 54 55 56 57 Last >

BOTSWANA-ZAMBIA LINK

A new rail link between Botswana and Zambia, bypassing Zimbabwe, was mooted last year by BR (Botswana railways) general manager Andrew Lunga. The line was envisaged as running south-westwards from...

Read More

RICHARDS BAY

In September 2006, Richards Bay coal terminal (RBCT) began a R1.17 billion Phase 5 project planned for completion in 2009, to increase capacity from 72 to 91 million tons.  But the much needed major...

Read More

SARCC-METRORAIL CENSUS

The South Africa Commuter Corporation-Metrorail is to conduct a detailed passenger census on suburban lines in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town from 18...

Read More

FREE STATE SCENE

The Wepeners, who report regularly on the sar-L site, provided a detailed recent update on the Free State scene. As the locomotive depot at Bethlehem loco has been closed, Danskraal-based electric...

Read More

ZAMBIA'S NW EXTENSION

Preparatory work is going forward on Zambia's proposed new north-western extension railway from Chingola to Solwezi, estimated to cost about $US235m. The area has excellent mining potential which...

Read More

RAILWAY NEEDED FOR ELECTION

According to President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, it will not practicable to hold national elections in Angola before 2007 at the earliest. People will not be able to access polling stations, he says,...

Read More
Page 746 of 747 pages - < First < 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 > Last >

RAIL TARIFF UP IN GHANA

For 10 years, Ghana Railways Corporation has been conveying bauxite from Awaso to Takoradi harbour for the Canadian-owned Ghana Bauxite Company (GBC) at a fixed tariff of $US9.35 per tonne. After GBC...

Read More

MAKE-AWAY ACCIDENT DETAIL

More detail has emerged on the 13 January accident in Liberia, on the recently revived Bong Mines railway. A train travelling from the mine to Monrovia collided, 68km from the capital, with a...

Read More
Page 102 of 102 pages - < First < 97 98 99 100 101 102 Last >

International Rail News

Alstom’s Hydrogen Train Coradia ILint First Successful Run At 80km/h

Alstom has successfully performed the first test run of the world’s only fuel cell passenger train, the Coradia iLint, on the company’s test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). An...

Brazil Launches Infrastructure Concession Plan

Brazilian president, Michel Temer, recently announced that his government will be pursuing an infrastructure concessions programme that aims to raise $US14.6 billion in investment for building and...

Hack To The Future: Global Showdown In Montréal

From Cambridge to Cape Town, Santiago to Stockholm, more than 25 cities around the world are hosting transport hackathons, with the winners set to meet for a showdown at the upcoming UITP Global...

Alstom And NTL Launch Aptis, A New, 100% Electric Experience Of Mobility

Alstom and NTL presented Aptis, an innovative mobility solution, on 9 March in Duppigheim (Alsace, France). As cities are looking for smarter, more efficient and connected means of transportation,...