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Nigeria asks Chinese contractor handling Lagos-Ibadan railway project to work day, night

Nigeria's Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has advised the contractor handling the 150-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan railway project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, to work day and night to avoid extending its delivery date beyond December this year. The minister stated this on Monday after the monthly meeting of the Project Steering

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industry Welcomes National Railways Revival

The revival of National Railways of Zimbabwe comes as one of the key economic deliverables that will set many companies on a recovery trajectory as it has potential to significantly lower heavy industries' transport costs, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industry (CZI) Bulawayo chapter president Joseph Gunda has said. President Mnangagwa commissioned a

Lagos-Ibadan rail’ll commence operations in January 2019 –FG

Ibadan, Wednesday February 15, 2018 - The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday announced that despite the challenges facing the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, the facility would be put to use by January 2019, according to the Punch report. The government said it had adopted carefully considered measures to holistically tackle the

Tanzania Railway Probably Africa’s Best

RELI Assets Holding Company (RAHCO) is confident that Tanzania's Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) which is currently under construction, is expected to be the best railway in Africa upon completion. The first phase of construction of 300 kilometres from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro is currently being undertaken by the Turkish company

Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

London Tour from Paris by Eurostar - A day in London from Paris- Paris sightseeing Tours London (BBC) - Channel Tunnel train operator Eurostar is launching direct services between London and Amsterdam. Trains will run twice daily from 4 April, with the journey from St Pancras to Amsterdam taking three hours and

The biggest infrastructure nightmare facing the United States

Northeast corridor Amtrak train.   Deep underneath the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey lies a century-old rail tunnel, heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy, that still carries 200,000 riders per day. New York (CNN) - Engineers say the tunnel should be replaced as soon as possible, at a cost of $12.7 billion. In

No Trains, Late Trains, Trains Which Stop in the Middle of Nowhere – That’s Metrorail South Africa

Johannesburg (GroundUp) - Trains on Cape Town's Central Line are still not running. These trains have not been operating since 8 January, when United National Transport Union (UNTU) members refused to work after the killing of a security guard. The service was due to start again after a meeting between UNTU and

Zimbabwe Railways Lose As Gold Panners Damage Rail Line

Harare (New Zimbabwe) - Illegal gold panning activities have extensively damaged the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) rail line, a development which has been blamed for increased train derailments. NRZ public relations manager, Nyasha Maravanyika, said the most affected areas include Bindura, Tatagula, Shurugwi, Esigodini and Kwekwe where the illegal panners