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Russian specialists rebuild Syrian rail line to enable vital aid deliveries

Russian specialists rebuild Syrian rail line to enable vital aid deliveries

For the first time in years, the Syrian government will be able to deliver humanitarian aid to parts of the population in desperate need, by using a railroad segment that has been restored by Russian forces. The railway network in Syria has largely ceased to function during the civil war. On Sunday, with the help […]

Ethio-Djibouti Railway to Begin Operation Early 2016

Ethio-Djibouti Railway to Begin Operation Early 2016

The new railway line connecting Ethiopia and Djibouti will open starting early 2016, the head of the Ethiopian Railways told the press. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, the 450-mile line which is being built by China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and China Civil Engineering Construction (CCECC) at a cost of 4 […]

More than 200 injured in South Africa train crash

More than 200 injured in South Africa train crash

More than 200 people have been injured in a peak hour train collision in the South African city of Johannesburg. One train was reported to have ploughed into a stationary train near Booysens station as workers headed home from the city. Badly injured people were carried to dozens of waiting ambulances as shocked passengers sat […]

South Africa’s R600 million train blunder

South Africa’s R600 million train blunder

South African railways officials imported brand new locomotives from Europe worth hundreds of millions of rand despite explicit warnings that the trains are not suited for local rail lines. In what may be the country’s largest and most expensive recent tender blunder the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has to date received thirteen […]

Zambia Railways Strikes Over Terminal Benefits

Zambia Railways Strikes Over Terminal Benefits

Zambia Railways Limited workers yesterday staged a strike in protest against non-payment of terminal benefits that fell due after government’s cancellation of RSZ’s concession. Operations were grounded, leaving passengers stranded. The workers want government to pay them their Railway Systems of Zambia terminal benefits, amounting to about K27 million, which should have been paid at […]

18 Killed in Deadly Tunisia Train And Lorry Crash

18 Killed in Deadly Tunisia Train And Lorry Crash

At least 18 people have been killed and 98 others injured after a passenger train collided with a lorry in Tunisia, officials say. It happened at El Fahes, about 60km (40 miles) south-west of the capital, Tunis, during the morning rush hour. Eyewitnesses described seeing mangled wreckage at the scene and dead bodies across the […]

ACC Starts Zambia Railways Limited Probe

ACC Starts Zambia Railways Limited Probe

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has commenced investigations into reports of alleged mismanagement of Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL). ACC acting public relations manager Dorothy Mwanza said in response to a Press query that the commission had engaged ZRL with a view to obtaining more information on the matter before considering any action. “I wish to state […]

Off the rails – Himalayan tea train facing a slow extinction

Off the rails – Himalayan tea train facing a slow extinction

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway once took precious tea from the foothills of the mountains to the teapots of the world. But it’s become a victim of the colossal inefficiency of the state-run system and is facing a slow extinction through neglect, says David Baillie. When a man who grows tea that sells for more than […]

Chinese-Funded Railway to Create Jobs, Boost Economy: Uhuru Kenyatta

Chinese-Funded Railway to Create Jobs, Boost Economy: Uhuru Kenyatta

Nairobi — The Chinese-funded Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will boost Kenya’s economy and create job opportunities for the youth, said Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenyatta made the remarks while leading senior government officials on an inspection tour on Tuesday to ascertain progress in the implementation of the SGR project. The tour, his second one since […]

More than 1,500 Tanzanian workers strike,paralysing the Tanzania-Zambia train route

More than 1,500 Tanzanian workers strike,paralysing the Tanzania-Zambia train route

Train services between Tanzania and Zambia have been paralysed by a strike by more than 1,500 Tanzanian workers.A union official said workers had not been paid for five months by Tanzania’s government because of a financial crisis at the railway authority.The government has not yet commented on the strike. China funded the building of the […]

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