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Rail TAZARA Tanzania Railway Corporation

Tanzania Railway Corporation is continuing with compensation in Dodoma for all citizens who have been impacted by the construction project of the modern railway in Morogoro. Covid-19 protocols are in place to mitigate risk to the community.

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Rail Uganda Railways Uganda rail service effected

Uganda Railroad as announced to halt all pessenger services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All passenger train services were already suspended on March 23rd 2020 until further notice. Freight trains will continue to operate.

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Rail TAZARA TAZARA without cross border traffic

From next week, the TAZARA passenger trains will not cross the border between Tanzania and Zambia. Instead, the passenger trains will run within the respective boundaries of Tanzania and Zambia.

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Rail Uganda Railways Uganda Rail halted

In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, passenger train services in Uganda were suspended on March 23rd 2020 until further notice. However, freight trains will continue to operate.

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Angola Luanda Surface Metro: Contructions to start this year

During a visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Angola, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Siemens Mobility and the Angolan Transport Minister for the constructions of the Luanda Surface Metro.

It is expected the constructions to begin already in 2020. Part of the city council master plan is to build two suface metro systems.

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Rail Zimbabwe National Rail National Railways of Zimbabwe: under construction

A consortium DIDG/Transnet has been awareded a tender in August 2017 for the revival of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) operations.

However, as there was a "lack of progress" the governement's cabinet had taken the decision to revoke the US $ 400 Million recapitalisation deal. The Zimbabwean governement is of the opinion that the d… read more

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Rail Ghana Railway Company Transnet intends to revitalze Ghana Railroad

Ghana Railway Company Limited and Ghana Railway Development Authority have signed a contract with Transnet of South Africa in order to bring back full operation on Ghana’s narrow gauge between Takoradi and Tarkwa. This contract includes the rehabilitation and maintainance of the line the refurbishment of the existing wagon park, new rolli… read more

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Rail Zimbabwe National Rail Russian wagons for Railways of Zimbabwe

National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has agreed with United Wagon Co. (UWC) to deliver 100 open wagons. They are about to be delivered within the next 12 months after NRZ has finalised an export loan with the assistance of UWC.

The 1 067 mm gauge wagons will be used for cross-border shipments of coal, chrome ore and bagged grains, underlini… read more

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Rail Uganda Railways Uganda to overhaul old rail network

The 100 years old railway lines in Uganda shall be revamp, as per media in Uganda and the Uganda governement.

Uganda Railways Corporation said the invest will be done in a few stages and the plan is to invest over all USD 267m. In a very first step, the company has received € 21.5m from the European Union (EU). The nexts step… read more

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