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The impact of fake news on Nigeria and Ghana Railway Ministries

…..As Ghana withdraws from MoU with CRCC-Nigeria over Fake News The Ministry of Railways Development in Accra, Ghana has withdrawn from the Memorandum of...
Wang Xinjiang (C), a Chinese engineer, works with Kenyan workers at the T-beam factory on the section six of Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway project, near Makueni, Kenya, on March 16, 2015. The project, expected to cost 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, involves the construction of about 480 kilometer railway line from the port city Mombasa to the capital city Nairobi. China Roads and Bridges Corporation (CRBC) is undertaking the project. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Afreximbank, RZD of Russia chase railway construction in Africa

With US$20 billion per annum credit line made available by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) towards the development of the railway sector, Russian Railways...
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AfDB begins study to link Cameroon, Chad by railway

Officials of African Development Bank (AfDB) said Friday studies were under way to construct a railway to link Cameroon and Chad. "There are three major...
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Railway Modernisation Project Excites Nigeria

Nigerians, young and old, stood awestruck, waving and blowing kisses at a moving train on a standard gauge rail line. The China-assisted Lagos-Ibadan railway project...
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Nigerians see huge prospects in China-assisted railway modernization project

Nigerians, young and old, stood awestruck, waving and blowing kisses at a moving train on a standard gauge rail line. The China-assisted Lagos-Ibadan railway project...
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Nigeria’s First Railway Observes 900 days of Safe operation

Passengers waiting to board a train from Nigeria's capital Abuja on Saturday were wowed when they were informed that the train service had been...
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GRCL calls Off Free Train Ride to Commuters

The Management of the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) has postponed its intended free service to commuters on the Accra-Tema line slated for Tuesday,...
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Ghana’s Railway Sectors makes substantial progress

The railway sector in the past 22 months has witnessed significant rehabilitation works since the assumption of office by Nana Akufo-Addo. Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah,...
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Kenya’s SGR train to hasten Africa’s rise as major power

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) passenger train service whose first anniversary was celebrated on May 31 will be instrumental in propelling Africa's rise as...
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UMAT Signs an Agreement with Railway University

Mr Joe Ghartey, the Minister for Railways Development has hinted of the need to raise the human resource base of the revamped railway sector...
Photo taken is the ground-breaking ceremony of the inter-city railway between Beijing, capital of China, and Xiongan New Area. (Photo by People’s Daily Online)

Construction Work on High Speed Railway Between Beijing and Xiongan Commences

Construction on a rail link connecting the capital Beijing with Xiongan New Area, the new economic zone about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing ...
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Ghana seeks investment for railway, inland port project

Ghana is seeking partners to raise more than 2 billion U.S. dollars needed to construct an eastern rail line from the eastern port of...
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Indian Company Dissociate Itself From Tema-Akosombo Pailway Project

KEC International, India’s second largest manufacturer of electric power transmission towers has dissociated itself from proposed construction work on the Tema-Akosombo railway. This follows media...
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Tanzania to make railway state-owned

Tanzanian parliament on Wednesday approved the Railways Bill 2017 designed to reverse ownership of the east African nation's railway company from a joint venture...
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Worker’s Unions Urge Gov’t To Preserve Water Bodies

The various worker’s unions within the Western Region have called on government to help save the country's water bodies from the activities of illegal...
Port workers inspect one of the three locomotives as they were being off-loaded from the BBC Oder at the Port of Mombasa. The locomotives are expected to help Rift Valley Railways boost efficiency. Photo: Gideon Maundu/Standard

Traders In Tarkwa Seek For Relocation Ahead Of Railway Construction

Hunreds of traders operating at the Tarkwa Railway station have appealed to the Minister in-charge of Railway Development, Mr Joe Ghartey to help relocate...
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India: Three Dead During Selfie Taking on Railway

Three young men were killed and one injured after being hit by train in India's eastern state of West Bengal, police said Friday. The accident...
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China: World’s longest railway bridge of cable-stayed closes

A three-tower cable-stayed heavy railway bridge closed Sunday over Dongting Lake, the second-largest freshwater lake in China. The 1,290-meter bridge is designed with a carrying...
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Accra – Takoradi Traders Usage Of Western Railway Line Is Encouraging – Abraham Woode

The Acting Area Manager of Ghana Railway Company in Accra, Mr. Abraham Woode, Monday said the Western Railway line must operate efficiently to fetch...

Railway Ministry Creation is Unnecessary – Bawa-Mogtari

The creation of a ministry for railways development by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is superfluous, the former deputy minister of transport, Joyce...

Mixed Feelings Greets Prez. Addo’s Railway Ministry Creation

Some residents in the Western Region are divided over the new government’s move to revamp the railway sector in the region. Rail transport in that...

Trucks Cartel Will Be Crippled With The Creation of Railways Ministry

The Ghana Railway Workers Union has expressed its readiness to work with the Nana Akufo-Addo administration to implement the vision of the government for...
A trial train takes a test run on the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed railway constructed by China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) in Turkey on Jan. 4, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]

Turin to withdraw from observatory on high-speed railway with France

Chiara Appendino, the 5-Star Movement (M5S) mayor of Turin, presented a motion to leave the Turin-Lyon Observatory, a technical workgroup for the Turin-Lyon high-speed...

Gov’t Entices Protesting Railway Workers

The Ministry of Transport has said it has taken steps to resolve grievances of striking railway workers. The Ghana Railway Workers Union Thursday...
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Aug. 17 China-related world news summary at 1330 GMT

NAIROBI -- The China-funded Mombasa-Nairobi railway in Kenya, which will eventually extend to the entire East African region, has won acclaims from African diplomats. ...
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Tanzania-Zambia Railway partners with DRC railway firm

The agreement came after a meeting held by officials from the two railway firms in Tanzania last week and the joint marketing initiative was...
Aerial image of the Zemun-Borca Bridge. (Photo: China Road and Bridge Corporation)

CEE economy on course following Budapest-Belgrade Railway Project

When completed in 2018, the Budapest-Belgrade Railway project will significantly shorten the travel time between Serbia and the central region of Europe, which is...
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Iran and Italy sign deal on transportation and energy

The agreements were signed in a ceremony attended by Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi, Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati, Deputy...
A train is seen at a railway station in Salzburg, Austria, Sept. 14, 2015. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Sunday announced that Germany temporarily reinstates border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis. According to German newspaper "Passauer Neue Presse", the German government also stopped the trains to and from Austria. (Xinhua/Qian Yi)

China’s railway freight volume slumps

The railways carried about 270 million tonnes of cargo last month, down 15.6 percent year on year, compared with a fall of 16.3 percent...
A train is seen at a railway station in Salzburg, Austria, Sept. 14, 2015. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Sunday announced that Germany temporarily reinstates border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis. According to German newspaper "Passauer Neue Presse", the German government also stopped the trains to and from Austria. (Xinhua/Qian Yi)

Spanish railway workers strike against privatization plans

The strike has been called by the CGT union and begins at midnight local time on Thursday night (2300 GMT) and continues until 11...