By TODD LOPEZ Recently, during a closed-discussion facilitated by the African Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C, U.S. defense officials joined African, European and U.S. scholars to discuss China’s involvement in the world’s second-largest continent. One takeaway was that China’s investments and involvement there can be beneficial and welcome […]

To that effect, the European Commission has commissioned two studies on the possibility of using satellite navigation for train control. The European Commission’s Directorate General for Defense, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has selected the performers for the promising research projects EGNSS-R and IMPRESS, the aim of which is to explore […]

Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint venture Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles (CBRC) has signed an approximately RMB 1.2 billion (US $ 181 million) contract with CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicle (CRRC Changchun) to build 390 railcars for the Harbin Metro, the capital of Heilongjiang province in the north of the country. The population […]

With the completion of the 157 kilometres Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge tracks, attention has shifted to the stations as the contractor battles with completion deadline, writes  ADEYINKA ADERIBIGBE For the China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC), delivering the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge is only but days away. With the tracks almost […]

Freight operator DB Cargo, part of the German Railways (DB), has signed a framework agreement with Siemens for the supply of 400 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives, which are powered by an overhead catenary and a diesel generator. The exact amount of the transaction has not been disclosed, but it is […]

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