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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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AA Travenews Electrifying African Transport

Many transport experts think that we are succeeding in decarbonizing the sector: electric vehicles are taking off, public transport use is increasing, and cities worldwide are promoting cycling. But this sense of success is illusory. Globally, transport-related greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are  increasing faster than ever, despite technol… read more


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Rail Kenya Railways Kenya: Rehabilitation of old rail-link to Western Region

Kenya Railways Corporation has begun rehabilitation of the old meter-gauge railway from Longonot to the Western side of the country; Malaba and Nakuru to Kisumu. Upon completion of repairs on the old line, a process that will take 8 months will then link to the Standard Gauge Railway (… read more


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Rail Namibia TransNamib TransNamib upgrade underway

Work has started on a project to rehabilitate Trans-Namib’s main line from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund as part of a government-backed project to develop a transport and logistics hub serving southern Africa.


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Rail Kenya Railways Passenger train from Nanyuki temporarily stalls

The first of two passenger trains from Nanyuki to Nairobi temporarily stalled on Sunday at Ruthagati in Nyeri County with more than 1,500 passengers on board.

The train, which left Nanyuki town at 10am, developed mechanical problems believed to have been caused by the heavy load and the area’s topography. However, the on-boar… read more


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Rail Kenya Railways Low demand over Christmas: KRC halts NBO commuter ops

The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has suspended operations on the Nairobi commuter train service for 11 days due to a fall in passenger demand during the festive season. The corporation’s managing director Philip Mainga told the Business Daily in an interview yesterday that service on key city routes such as Ruiru,… read more


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