Alstom to supply 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains to Senegal

Alstom has been awarded a contract¹ for the supply of 15 regional trains by APIX², acting on behalf of Senegal’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Land Transport and Opening Up. The manufacture of the...

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The AfDB Pledges $US1.4 Billion In Funding For Senegal

The African Development Bank (AfDB) board of directors has the approved the Country Strategy Paper for Senegal for the next five years (2016-2020). The new strategy has two pillars, which aims to...

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Engie and Thales to Build Rail System to Connect New Airport in Dakar

French companies Engie and Thales have been selected by the Senegalese Agency for Investment Promotion and Public Works (APIX), to design and build the infrastructure and systems for the new Dakar...

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Sénégal first with electric trains

In his traditional New Year's Eve address, Sénégal 's President Macky Sall said that construction of a new electric railway is to begin during the course of 2016. Serving 14 stations, it will be able...

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Sénégal-Mali contract signed

The China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) has signed contracts worth $US2.7 billion with the governments of Mali and Sénégal in terms of which the 1,286km metre-gauge line from the Malian...

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DAKAR ELECTRIFICATION

The government of Senegal has invited interested firms to prequalify for various rail-related contracts. The western section of the Dakar-Diourbel metre-gauge line is to be upgraded and...

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SENEGAL - NEW RAILWAY PROPOSED

Senegal President Macky Sall has announced plans to construct a new railway to serve the country’s south-eastern region of Casamance. A feasibility study has been completed, he says, the cost of...

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COMMUTER TRAINS IN DAKAR, SENEGAL

In one of a series of recent articles about African railways commissioned recently for the English service of RFI - Radio France International - Sheriff Bojang writes about trains at Dakar in Sénégal....

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PROPOSED SENEGAL-SUDAN LINK

According to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary-general Professor Ekmeluddin Ihsanoglu, a “major project” envisaged is a west-east railway from the Atlantic at Dakar in Sénégal...

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SENEGAL-MALI LINE UPGRADE NEEDED

The 1,233km metre-gauge railway from Dakar in Sénégal to Bamako in adjoining Mali was completed in 1924, though portions of the line were in operation 20 years previously. An extension to Koilikoro, a...

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