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South-Africa Train service between Langa and Cape Town resumes

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) chairperson Leonard Ramatlakane welcomed rail commuters at the resumption of the service between Cape Town and Langa on Monday.

The corridor that passes through Mutual station has been suspended since November 2019, with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) collaborat… read more

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Rail Nigeria Railway Corporation Ground-Breaking Ceremony Of The Kano-Maradi Rail Line

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Kano-Maradi rail line is a viable one that will not only boost economic activities but will significantly enhance the movement of passengers and freight to hinterland especially of raw materials from agricultural and mineral resources needed for industri… read more

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Rail SouthAfrica Blue Train The Blue Train resumes full service

The Blue Train has announced that it will be resuming its full operations after a temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 second wave alert in December 2020, and a partial offering in January 2021 in light of the country’s COVID-19 risk-adjusted strategy. Journeys planned for 2021 are set to continue accordingly, with a few adjustme… read more

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Rail Tanzania Railways Tanzania Railways continues with next phase of SGR

Isaka – Mwanza which is 341 km long, is the fifth phase of the SRG project.

The United Republic of Tanzania through Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) and a joint venture with two Chinese companies 'China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation' (CCECC) and 'China Railway Construction Corporation' (CRCC) have signed a con… read more

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Rail Nigeria Railway Corporation Nigeria signs USD1.959 billion for Kano-Maradi railway

The Federal Government in its bid to link the whole country by rail, has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group on the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines.

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi today in Abuja signed on behalf of the Federal Govern… read more

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Rail Zimbabwe National Rail Zimbabwe Railways suspends commuter train service

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has suspended their commuter train service in Bulawayo until further notice. The suspension of the service follows the imposition of the Level Four Lockdown by the Government from 5 January 2021 to stem the rise in Covid-19 cases.

NRZ has seen it fit to stop running the commuter service… read more

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Rail Tanzania Railways Chginese companby to build Tanzanian SGR

The contract was signed by Tanzanian foreign minister, Mr  Palamagamba  Kabudi, and his Chinese counterpart, Mr Wang Li, on January 6.

The north-south line will link the port of Mwanza on Lake Victoria to southern town of  Isaka. The $US 1.32bn line will be funded by the Tanzanian government.

The line is part of… read more

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Rail Tanzania Railways Tanzania inks $1.3bn railway deal with Chinese firms

Tanzania on Friday signed a $1.3-billion  deal with two Chinese companies for building a section of a railway aimed at linking its main port to neighbouring countries.

President John Magufuli and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi oversaw the signing of the contract at an event broadcast live on state television.

The… read more

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Rail Kenya Railways Kenya Railways revises schedule

Travellers will now be able to book a night train on the Nairobi-Mombasa standard gauge railway (SGR) route from Saturday, January 9. This is after Kenya Railways revised its train schedule following the introduction of a night inter-county train service earlier this week to cater for increased demand by teachers and students retur… read more

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Rail Kenya Railways KRC launches night servie between Nairobi and Mobasa

The  service  launched on January 4 and will  operate  in both directions  on Mondays and Tuesdays. Both trains  will  leave  Mombasa and Nairobi at 21.00, arriving  at their  destination  at 03.00  the following day. The trains  will  serve  seven  interme… read more

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