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South African Government looks to Rail Sector to grow Economy

The government’s proposed policy interventions to allow third-party access to South Africa’s rail infrastructure, provides an opportunity not only for the growth of the freight transportation sector but also for the growth, transformation and industrialisation of our economy, says Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Delivering the … read more


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Escape nightmare Lagos traffic with new Chinese-built train

A Nigerian train is making transport easier for travellers exhausted by chaotic Lagos traffic. The Chinese-built link between Nigeria's economic hub Lagos and the city of Ibadan is also safer and cheaper. The route began partial operations in December 2020 and provides a faster and cheaper way to travel between the two cities.

It co… read more



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TransNamib Derailment

A derailment occurred at the TransNamib Swakopmund Train Station on 16 March 2021 at approximately 13h30. Regretfully one fatality was noted in the initial statement.

Four locomotives, 25 wagons and a stretch of track infrastructure sustained significant damage. No harmful or hazardous goods were being transported at t… read more


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Nigeria: Narrow Gauge Lines not inferior to Standard Gauge Lines

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said that narrow gauge rail lines were not inferior to the standard gauge lines. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that the only difference between the two lines was speed.

Amaechi was reacting to allegations that the narrow gauge lines were inferior, sub-stan… read more



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TransNamib Introduces New Train Operations System To Improve Efficiency

TransNamib has through its Technology & Innovation department which was established in 2019, used its internal resources to develop a Transportation Management System (TMS) to replace the TRACCS legacy system.

The new system is expected to increase TransNamib’s visibility on its movement of freight by rail and ultimately … read more


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Feasibility study of the Cameroon-Chad Railway Line

The related loan agreement was co-signed on February 20, 2021, in Yaoundé by the Minister of Economy, Planning and Territorial Development, Alamine OUSMANE MEY and the Country Manager of the African Bank of Development (BAD) in Cameroon, Solomane KONE. It was in the presence of the Chadian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Ahmad A… read more


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Flag-Off Eastern Rail Corridor March 9

President Muhammadu Buhari, will perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the Eastern rail corridor on 9th March, 2021.

Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Ameachi, the Minister of Transportation, disclosed this during inspection tour to all the stations from Mobolaji Johnson Station at Ebute Metta to Ibadan station over the weekend. He f… read more


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