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  • Alstom’s Hydrogen Train Coradia ILint First Successful Run At 80km/h 22/03/2017
    Alstom has successfully performed the first test run of the world’s only fuel cell passenger train, the Coradia iLint, on the company’s test track in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony (Germany). An extensive test campaign will be conducted in Germany and the Czech Republic in the coming months before the Coradia iLint performs its first passenger test runs […]
  • Brazil Launches Infrastructure Concession Plan 22/03/2017
    Brazilian president, Michel Temer, recently announced that his government will be pursuing an infrastructure concessions programme that aims to raise $US14.6 billion in investment for building and operating roads, port terminals, railways and power transmission in the country. Temer stated that the programme is being implemented to provide the infrastructure necessary to make Brazil an […]
  • Hack To The Future: Global Showdown In Montréal 22/03/2017
    From Cambridge to Cape Town, Santiago to Stockholm, more than 25 cities around the world are hosting transport hackathons, with the winners set to meet for a showdown at the upcoming UITP Global Public Transport Summit (15-17 May 2017) in Montréal.  The ‘hackathon’, a new initiative from the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) foundation Youth For Public […]
  • TransNamib Sets Themselves Up For A Profitable Future 22/03/2017
    Namibia’s state-owned railway operator, TransNamib, has recently received six new locomotives from General Electric’s Brazilian manufacturing site, at a cost of $US28.2 million. The new locomotives, together with 90 new tanker waggons, will be used to transport sulphuric acid between Tsumeb and Walvis Bay for Dundee Precious Metals over the next ten years. TransNamib acting […]
  • South African Company Among The Finalists For The Swedish Steel Prize, 2017 22/03/2017
    Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilisation of high-strength steels to the limits characterise this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on 11 May. “This year a record number of 102 applications were sent in from 32 different countries around the world. The high overall […]
  • World Bank Extends $US780 Million For Tanzania’s Development Projects 22/03/2017
    The World Bank has recently extended loans amounting to $US780 million to be used for several new public amenities and infrastructure projects in Tanzania. The three agreements were signed in Dar es Salaam between Tanzanian finance and planning minister, Dr Philip Mpango and World Bank country director for Tanzania, Ms Bella Bird following recent meetings […]
  • Free Train Rides For Stranded Air Passengers In Abuja, Nigeria 22/03/2017
    Following the planned closure of the Abuja International Airport in early March, the Nigerian Federal government has to make alternative travel arrangement for air passengers accessing airport facilities in Kaduna. As a part of the closure plan, the government hired a fleet of buses as well as dedicating two coaches on the country’s passenger railway […]
  • Passengers Stranded After Steam Train Derails 22/03/2017
    At least 500 passengers were stranded between Pretoria and Cullinan on 21 March, when the popular recreational train, the Diamond Express steam train, derailed. The train, operated by rail heritage organisation, Friends of the Rail, came off the tracks at 13:30 approximately 5km from Cullinan. According to reports, the derailment was as a result of […]
  • Mozambican President Visits Japan Yurikamome Station 22/03/2017
    During a visit to the Tokyo’s Yurikamome station, Japan, Mozambican president, Filipe Nysui announced that the government may consider urban railway services as a possible solution to the country’s current urban transport challenges. Yurikamome provides rapid urban rail-based transport for approximately 45 million passengers between downtown Tokyo and the commercial waterfront zone that crosses the […]
  • Kenya Railways Request For Tenders 22/03/2017
    The Kenya Railways (KRC) invites suitably qualified applicants to submit sealed bids for the provision of consultancy services for master planning and survey of the proposed state of the art railway city in Eldoret. For more information download the tender request documents here: