Rail Services Suspended due to Collapsed Bridge between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso

On 7 September a key bridge linking Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast collapsed, resulting in rail services between the two countries being suspended.  The 1,260km railway route, operated by...

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Locomotives for Sitarail

Railways Africa has confirmed with Grindrod Communications the delivery of 6 locomotives for Sitarail. A full feature will appear in issue 3 of Railways Africa....

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San Pedro-Bamako Corridor

Italian State Railways' (FS) engineering subsidiary Italferr has signed an agreement with the Cote d'Ivoire government to develop a 1,000km rail corridor from the port of San Pedro northwards into...

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Ambitious Bolloré Plans

French entrepreneur Vincent Bolloré has ambitious plans for a railway linking Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire to Lomé in Togo via Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Niamey in Niger and Cotonou in Benin. Apart from...

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Abidjan Metro

A 37km route connecting the northern and southern suburbs via the city centre, and serving the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, has been devised for the city of Abidjan. Essentially the...

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NEW RAILWAY IN IVORY COAST

According to Ivory Coast mines and energy minister Augustin Comoe, construction is to begin in 2014 on a new railway linking the west of the country with the port town of San Pedro, to boost...

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