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Rail Ghana Railway Company Ghana's railway developments

AL-AMIN IS-HAK AL-HASSAN, Director for Policy and Planning at the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA), gave an insightful update on the current and forthcoming projects within Ghana’s railway sector. He emphasized the ongoing developments and strategic plans that aim to rejuvenate and expand the rail network across the count… read more


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Kenya How will Nairobi's new passenger trains revolutionize Kenya's travel industry?

Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, recently received 20 new passenger trains from China’s CRRC, enhancing the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). This delivery, part of a 2023 agreement, includes first and second-class carriages, dining cars, power cars, and business-class coaches, bringing the total SGR rolling stock from CRRC to over 60 units… read more


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Rail Kenya Railways Kenya: New coaches to boost capacity

CRRC Nanjing Puzhen has shipped an additional 20 coaches to enhance capacity on the 480 km Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) connecting Mombasa to Nairobi. This shipment, which left Shanghai at the end of June, is part of a contract signed in September that includes a mix of first-class, second-class, business-class coaches, dining cars, and generato… read more


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AA Travenews Railway projects aligned with corridor development

The Walvis Bay Corridor Group, a key player in Namibia's corridor development, is actively involved in the proposed Trans-Zambezi and Trans-Kalahari railway projects. CEO Mbahupu Tjivikua announced the group's participation in technical committees to ensure these projects align with strategic initiatives.

The Trans-Kalahari Railway, a join… read more


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Rail Ethiopia Leading the way in green climate finance for sustainable railways

As industrialization and trade activities intensify, Ethiopia has seen a significant rise in road freight transportation. From 2011 to 2030, freight transport is projected to grow by over 13% annually, despite high fuel costs. Passenger transport demand is also expected to rise by approximately 9% each year, with overall transport emissio… read more


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Rail Uganda Railways Railway infrastructure development in Uganda

The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Mr Matia Kasaija, presented to Parliament the Budget for the Financial Year 2024/2025. This budget, approved by Parliament, highlights significant achievements and future plans concerning railway transport in Uganda.

Achievements in the Previous Financial Year

Acquisi… read more


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Rail Zimbabwe National Rail More talk on revitalising Zimbabwe's railway network

In a recent parliamentary engagement, the Zimbabwe Ministry of Transport highlighted significant developments and future plans concerning the country’s railway infrastructure. This aligns with the Vision of His Excellency, the President, to revitalise and modernise Zimbabwe’s transport system with the support of international partners.… read more


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Rail Tanzania Railways Tanzania launches electric passenger train services

Passenger services on the 201·8 km electrified standard gauge railway from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro were formally launched on June 14. President Samia Suluhu Hassan paid the fares for the 1 400 passengers on the first trip.

The journey time is less than 2 h. Services are to be extended to the capital city Dodoma by July 25, … read more



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Rail Kenya Railways Kenya Railways: Unlocking land potential to enhance urban mobility

The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) boasts an extensive railway network, comprising 2,778 km of narrow-gauge lines and 605 km of standard-gauge lines across the country. Additionally, KRC is the second largest landowner in Kenya, with significant land holdings along the railways and around station areas. Despite this, much of this land r… read more


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