News: Luxembourg Protocol Can Reshape African Rail Industry

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The ability of Africa’s rail industry to unlock billions of dollars of investments from private investors and create a more vibrant and competitive industry through increased freight volumes, could lie in adopting a ground-breaking new global treaty that provides a central registry of ownership of railway assets. A major stumbling block for private investors looking to invest in Africa has […]

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Africa: Lagos, French Multinational Sign MoU to Complete Light Rail Project

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After a technical review of its light rail (blue line) project, the Lagos State Government yesterday disclosed that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a French multinational, Alstom SA to complete the rail project. The state government, thus, said the passenger operation of the first phase (Marina to Mile 2) of the 27-kilometre project might take off […]

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Africa: FCTA Announces Abuja Rail Train Fares

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Transportation Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kayode Opeifa, has announced fares as approved by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for Abuja Train Services from one point of the stations to the other with effect from Monday, 13th August, 2018, signalling the end of one-month commercial free ride. According to the announcement, Abuja Metro to and from the […]

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News: Nigeria’s Abuja light Rail and Bole Airport in Ethiopia are some of the things expected in Africa in 2018 says CNN

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History was being made across the continent in 2017. From the end of an era to the realization of grand ambitions, from thrilling discoveries, to tragedies that shocked the world. Much of what mattered came out of the blue. But other stories, such as Kenya’s troubled election and the decline of iconic wild animals, were easier to anticipate. The coming […]

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Africa: After My ‘Nightmare’ Train Journey From Osogbo To Kaduna-The Ride To Abuja Was Fantastic – Train Traveller

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There are so many negative attributes to the Nigerian railway system, in spite of that, there is another that gives it hope. As against the old reviews, I think my trip is about to become a great tourism experience. The Nigerian railway corporation established first in 1898 by the British government as at today October 20th 2017 has few stations […]

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Africa: Nigeria seeks to link Neighbouring nations by rail

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The Federal Government is seeking to connect with neighbouring countries by rail as a way of increasing capacity in the movement of freight across West Africa nations in order to enhance inter-country trade thereby boosting Nigerian export growth. Speaking at a seminar organised by the Abuja Transport and Aviation Correspondent Association (ATACA) on Wednesday in Abuja, the Minister of Transportation, […]

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