Africa

Alstom Transport has secured a €200m contract from Algeria's Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires (SNTF) to deliver 17 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel intercity trains. Deliveries of the dual-mode trains, which are capable of travelling at 160km/h, are scheduled to begin in January 2018. The six-carriage trains will be 110m-long, can accomodate…
Algerian railway agency Anesrif has awarded a contract to Estel Rail Automation, a joint venture between Siemens and transport company SNTF, to deliver signalling and operations control equipment. The equipment is intended to modernise the line between Beni Mansour and Bejaia, Algeria, for double-track operation. Under this contract, Siemens will…
South African freight and logistics company Transnet has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese locomotive manufacturer CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive (CSR) to build manufacturing facilities in South Africa. The new manufacturing plants will carry out the production and maintenance of electric locomotives, as well as core rail equipment…
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