Why are they going back to their old railways after their agreement and ambitious plans for East Africa’s Standard Gauge Railway network.
In August 2013 the Presidents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda signed a Tripartite Agreement; for the development and operation of a 1,500km-long joint Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) system; … Read More
Kenya Railway added 40 coaches to Ruiru-Nairobi route to ease congestion and reduce travel time
Kenya Railways has added 40 coaches to Ruiru-Nairobi route. This 40 coaches will ease congestion on the Thika superhighway and drastically reduce travel times for workers.
Kenya Railway Managing Director Philip Mainga said “This is … Read More
Uganda plans to invest US$205 million to restore railway linking Kampala to Malaba.
Uganda government is making plans to restore its old railways. The plans is to invest US$205 million (about Shs 768 billion) in the railway that will link Kampala to Malaba.
The plan upgrade will help boost monthly … Read More
Tanzania government finalise plans for the construction of isaka-rusumo railway project.
Preparation process for the construction of isaka-rusumo railway is finally complete in Tanzania. The railway which will move from Isaka through Kabanga to Rusumo and Kigali in Rwanda. It will also help both nations strengthen its transportation of good … Read More
South Africa’s Transnet International Holdings agrees on the deal to transform Ghana’s railway transportation system.
Transnet International Holdings plans to supply 110 wagons to Ghana Railway Company Limited by the end of 2018. This plan will give improve this sector of transportation in Ghana.
The deal includes the supply of … Read More
Chinese firm CCECC gets railway contract in Nigeria.
Chinese firm China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) won the contract for the railway project. The project will also help link lagos and kano state in the nation. It will also help the Ibadan-Kaduna segment of the Lagos-Kano rail line.
Minister of … Read More
Nigeria signs railway concession agreement with General Electric.
Nigeria Government have just signed a railway concession agreement with an international consortium led by General Electric (GE). The agreement signing in Washington D.C. is for the interim phase of the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession. The consortium comprises of four companies SinoHydro, … Read More
Tanzania and Rwanda to combined in the construction of a railway that will cost between US$800 to $900 million when completed.
The construction of the project which is expected to start from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali in Rwanda was put into motion after Rwandan President Paul Kagame toured Tanzania … Read More
Rehabilitated Railway commissioned in Zimbabwe that will help individuals with low income transport their bulk goods around the country.
The railway line which is a joint venture partnership between the government of Zimbabwe and the European Union is worth US $10m and is 35km-long. The rehabilitated Nandi-Mkwasine railway line in … Read More
Good Progress reported on the construction of longest tunnel in North Africa.
China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) which is working on Algeria’s Gantas railway tunnel – the longest railway tunnel in North Africa, has officially announced the successful cutting through of the tunnel.
The Chinese firm said that this … Read More
50% of the fastest train project in Africa was financed by the french and it is ready to slash journey time.
Morocco country’s rail office said on Monday that engineers in there country is preparing to test the Africa world’s first high speed railway this week with trains reaching 320 … Read More