–An 876 million euro contract by National Authority for Tunnels, for Cairo Line 1 upgrades –55 Metropolis trains: brings state-of-the-art technology and 8-year maintenance programme 8 November 2021 – Alstom and National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) announced an agreement for 55 Metropolis trains (9 cars per train) and an 8-year maintenance […]

ArabNews: Bahrain is qualifying developers for its first metro project, Asharq Alawsat reported, citing Bahraini Minister of Transport and Communications, Kamal Ahmed. The first phase of Bahrain Metro project, which consists of several phases, will be approximately 29 kilometers and includes 20 stations, he added. He explained that the project will attract international […]

Senator Gbemisola Saraki further announced inclusion into the committee of private sector members namely Mr Rowland Ataguba, Managing Director of London based Bethelehem Rail Infrastructure Limited; Olawale Rasheed, CEO of African Railway Consulting Limited and Publisher of Railway Business Magazine, Bernard Obika of Escher Silverman Limited and Marcus Mukoro, CEO of US based Reliance Rail International.

James Oketch, a Railways Engineer and President of the Uganda Railways Workers Union says that when the locomotives were being brought to Uganda, they were hauled dead, a term used to describe moving the locomotive without providing any motive power. He says that the railway line in Uganda is designed for 80 pounds, yet the locomotives are designed to run on a 90 pounds line.

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