Operatives of police command in Kaduna State have arrested a suspect involved in the vandalism of railway tracks with 100 pieces of rail tracks. ASP Mansir Hassan, the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, told newsmen on Saturday in Kaduna that the arrest took place following a credible intelligence report at […]

Employees of the French National Railway Company (SNCF) intend to hold a mass strike on May 21. As Azernews reports, citing TASS that “Sud-Rail”, one of the trade unions that took the action initiative, released information about this. “At the initiative of “Sud-Rail” in the National Railway Company of France, […]

…China rail attracts $3bn investment …Employs 4000 Nigerians President Bola Tinubu has vowed to ensure the successful execution of the Lagos-Ibadan-Abuja rail project to ease mass movement across the country. This is just as he also assured that Nigeria would continue to remain a safe hub for investments, as his […]

Zimbabwes Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube revealed in a recent interview that the collaboration aims to leverage Chinas expertise and financial resources to modernise the country`s railway infrastructure, addressing both fixed and rolling stocks as well as signalling systems. Zimbabwe is in discussions with China Railway Group Ltd. to revitalise the […]

NETHERLANDS: Railway operators must pay a total of approximately €170 million annually for the use of the Amsterdam-Belgium/Breda high-speed line.This amount was agreed between the Dutch government and Dutch Railways (‘NS’), and it stems directly from the Fyra concession fee offered by NS in overpriced bidding back in 2001. In […]

By George Kaulbeck Insights from George Kaulbeck, CPCS Head of Transport Advisory on land grants: the potential to bridge the financial gap needed for railway expansion in Africa. In its quest for more and better railways, a big obstacle stands in Africa’s way, and that’s the scarcity of financing. For […]