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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 […]

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 […]

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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