By Benjamin Alade Rail travel remains the safest land-based transport mode, but sadly, there have been worrisome high number of accidents at level crossings across the country in recent times. Railways are saddled with the responsibility of assessing the risks at every level crossing. This helps to identify whether the […]
By Mark Kidamba Right from the onset, Uganda and East Africa have had a rocky relationship with rail lines on account of issues stretching from the terrain, jiggers; blood-thirsty lions, and the cost at which these rail lines were put in the ground. These snags have traversed generations and showed […]
By Johnson Mwawasi Kilangi Solar panels, sun energy and electricity generation in the desert, Africa. ingehogenbijl/Shutterstock.comFrom political platforms in Kenya in East Africa to Nigeria in West Africa, leaders jostling to form the next governments are promising to drive more infrastructure investment through public-private partnerships (PPPs). For over a decade […]
As Finland will be the first digital rail project on a public 5G network, they won’t be able to look to other European projects for guidance.
The 10km long railway project stretching from East to West would connect Africa with the Atlantic, the Red Sea, Middle East and Asia.
By SINEM CENGIZ Several states have begun to employ unconventional means of conducting their relations with each other and improving their international image, such as sports diplomacy, climate diplomacy, and virtual diplomacy. One of these means is railway diplomacy, a crucial tool in forging relations between states by creating a […]
Africa is not copying Chinese political model despite increasing closeness to Beijing. Yet, West is slow, reluctant to embrace Africa’s urgent needs for hard infrastructure for quick exit from under-development…
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration will make more than $16 billion available to improve rail by the end of this year alone.
In order to move heavy vehicles from storage to deployment areas across Europe (and other parts of the world), rail is essential. Rail provides force commanders with the ability to move heavy equipment quickly at distance and scale. It is also generally cheaper than a road, for example, moving two […]
ProRail has awarded Thales implementation of its European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Central Safety System (CSS) into the Dutch railway network. In the Netherlands, ProRail’s work covers 7,000 kilometres of track, building and managing train stations and regulating trains traffic (1.4 million journeys every working day). The contract […]