On December 19, 2022, Société des Transports Abidjanais sur Rail (STAR), a group of companies made up of Bouygues Travaux Publics (leader), Colas Rail, Alstom and Keolis, signed a new amendment to the design, construction, operation and maintenance contract for the Abidjan metro line 1, with the government of Côte […]
Tanzania’s railway authorities have signed an agreement with two Chinese companies for the second phase of the construction of the 506-km standard gauge railway (SGR) from Tabora to Kigoma region. TANZANIA Samia Suluhu Hassan The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, together with the China Railway […]
A bird’s eye view shows that the implementation of the milestone documents are seemingly lagging, especially, considering recent realities and opportunities facing the county; as well as considering the fact that even in 2022 we are still in phase!
Mota-Engil, the Portuguese construction giant receives warm accolades at the recently concluded RailAfta conference held in Abuja, the Nigerian capital. The company which is handling the Kano-Maradi SGR railway project between Nigeria and Niger republics, was the focus of attention as the subject of the conference was “Powering African Continental […]
As the BJD and BJP engaged in a verbal duel over the delay in the execution of the Bargarh-Padampur-Nuapada railway line to gain political mileage for the forthcoming Padampur by-election, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday held the state government responsible for no progress in the project. In a reply […]
Europe’s Rail took part in TRA 2022, the largest European research and technology conference on transport and mobility on 14-17 November in Lisbon, Portugal. Highlights Demos Europe’s Rail showcased innovative rail solutions developed through the Research and Innovation of the Shift2Rail programme. Strategic Sessions Our Executive Director, Carlo M Borghini, took […]
The Guinean delegation was led by Madam Rose Kasso Tinguiano, Deputy Director-General of Guinea’s National Railway Agency (Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer de Guinee, SNCFG), and Mr. Laye CONDE, Engineer, Technical Advisor of DG/SNCFG
“With COP27’s focus on implementation, Alstom commissioned this study with EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services to highlight the many benefits that increased investment in urban public transport can bring to Africa’s cities and support their sustainable growth.”- Cécile Texier, Vice President CSR and Sustainability, Alstom Group
Railway transport sector had been prioritized within the African Union Commission Agenda 2063 ‘The Africa we want!’ as a flagship project to connect the capitals of Africa, in all regions.
“Government policies should focus on creating enabling environment to attract more private sector investment in railway systems”- RailAfta Conference