Africa: Ghana Signs High-Speed Railway Construction Concession Agreement

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President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has signed a concession agreement with The African Development Bank to construct a high-speed railway in Accra, the country’s capital. The agreement was signed on the opening day of the second Africa Investment forum, which started on Monday in Johannesburg, South Africa. He said, “I was here last year and I’m back this year to […]

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Africa: Kenya celebrates one year of SGR Madaraka Express Railway Line

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Kenya Railways (KR) has celebrated the first year of operations of the Madaraka Express Passenger Service launched on May 31 last year. According the operators press statement “The public’s uptake of the service has been nothing less than astounding. So far, more than 1,328,000 passengers have used the Madaraka Express passenger train with the demand increasing every day.” The uptake […]

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Africa: Tanzania new Standard gauge Railway with speed of 160kmh is expected to be the best in Africa when it opens in 2019

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RELI Assets Holding Company (RAHCO) is confident that Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) which is currently under construction, is expected to be the best railway in Africa upon completion. The first phase of construction of 300 kilometres from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro is currently being undertaken by the Turkish company Yapi Merkezi, in partnership with a Portuguese firm, Mota-Engil […]

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News: Smart card for travellers to be introduced across UK by the end of 2018

Passengers travelling by railway will be able to use a pay-as-you-go smart card to take them anywhere in the United Kingdom. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, says that he wants all train companies to make available these Oyster-card style cards to commuters by the end of 2018. Under the plans, Network Rail will be stripped of sole control of the […]

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2016: The Year New Standard Rails Arrive Nigeria

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The Minister of Transportion, Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said the federal government would spend an aggregate of N120 billion for its two new standard (guage) railway tracks to be constructed on the Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar rail corridors from its 2016 budget. Making the disclosure after a train ride on the completed 186-kilometre Abuja-Kaduna railway project, from Idu terminus at the […]

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