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by John Ashworth
15 Jul 2023, 08:12
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Kenya Railways suspends some commuter services over goons attack
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Views: 419

Kenya Railways suspends some commuter services over goons attack

Kenya Railways suspends commuter train services on Syokimau-Lukenya route over goons attack services along the Syokimau and Lukenya routes... KR in a statement... highlighted two incidents where unknown goons attacked trains, endangering the lives of passengers... rowdy individuals have been barric...
by John Ashworth
15 Jul 2023, 08:06
Forum: Asia and Middle East - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Famed luxury train returning to Southeast Asia with new routes
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Views: 431

Famed luxury train returning to Southeast Asia with new routes

Famed luxury train is returning to Southeast Asia with two new routes Lovers of luxury rail journeys have a couple of new routes to add to their travel wish lists now that one of the world’s most iconic trains has announced its return to the tracks of Southeast Asia. In February 2024, The Eastern &...
by John Ashworth
15 Jul 2023, 08:03
Forum: Asia and Middle East - Other Railway Topics
Topic: At least 280 killed and 900 injured in Indian train crash
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Views: 329

Re: At least 280 killed and 900 injured in Indian train crash

Three arrested in India over train crash that killed nearly 300 people Workers charged with culpable homicide and destruction of evidence after one of country’s deadliest rail accidents... The statement identified the men as two signal engineers and one technician employed with Indian Railways, wit...
by John Ashworth
14 Jul 2023, 09:28
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: A train journey through Africa goes awry
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Views: 261

A train journey through Africa goes awry

A train journey through Africa goes awry Africa has some of the least developed public transport systems in the world, which are seldom punctual. But using public transport across Africa is an incredible way to see parts of the continent you wouldn’t encounter otherwise. There is only one piece of ...
by John Ashworth
14 Jul 2023, 09:26
Forum: South Africa - Heritage Railway News and Discussion
Topic: Sandstone returns to the International Stage
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Views: 388

Sandstone returns to the International Stage

Sandstone returns to the International Stage It's four years since Sandstone hosted its last overseas tour group at Stars of Sandstone 2019 and over 15 years since the last major International Tour on South Africa’s main line! All this changed in June and early July when FarRail, a German Tour Oper...
by John Ashworth
14 Jul 2023, 09:24
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Human rights activist claims Kenya government lied about SGR cost
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Views: 291

Human rights activist claims Kenya government lied about SGR cost

SGR cost Sh900bn fully funded by Kenyans, Omtatah claims Hman rights defender and Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah now claims the government lied about the actual cost of constructing the Standard Gauge Railway. The rail line, popularly known as the SGR, was one of the Jubilee government's mega projects...
by John Ashworth
25 Jun 2023, 10:02
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Progressive Strides in SGR Across East Africa
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Views: 289

Progressive Strides in SGR Across East Africa

Progressive Strides In Standard Gauge Railway Development Across East Africa On the 26th of May 2023, the city of Kampala, Uganda, hosted a pivotal joint ministerial meeting... counterparts from Kenya, Rwanda, and South Sudan for this crucial discussion about the advancement of the Standard Gauge R...
by John Ashworth
25 Jun 2023, 10:00
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: A New Era of Railways in Ethiopia
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Views: 259

A New Era of Railways in Ethiopia

A New Era Of Railways: Ethiopia's Path To Interconnectivity And Economic Growth Ethiopia, steeped in history, has a rich legacy in modern transport. The Chemin de fer Djibouti-Ethiopian (CDE), a meter-gauge line spanning 781 km, was built between 1897 and 1917, demonstrating the country’s early eng...
by John Ashworth
24 Jun 2023, 15:34
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Celebrating six years of Kenya SGR passenger service
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Views: 328

Celebrating six years of Kenya SGR passenger service

Revolutionising transportation: Celebrating six years of remarkable SGR passenger service Madaraka Express has revolutionized connectivity in Kenya, bridging the gap between major cities and regions. By linking Nairobi and Mombasa, the service has enabled faster and more convenient travel for both ...
by John Ashworth
23 Jun 2023, 06:39
Forum: Railways at War
Topic: US railroads carry inflatable decoys of Russian military vehicles
Replies: 0
Views: 217

US railroads carry inflatable decoys of Russian military vehicles

US railroads carry inflatable decoys of Russian Tor-M1 and S-300PS The last few days have seen a lot of military activity in the US. Transfers of US military equipment have been reported in at least 24 states. By air, land, or rail, combat platforms are transported to an unknown destination... Logi...
by John Ashworth
16 Jun 2023, 06:19
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Kenya Railways suspends mid-week trains to Nanyuki
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Kenya Railways suspends mid-week trains to Nanyuki

Kenya Railways suspends mid-week trains to Nanyuki
According to the organisation, the suspension will be temporary. They however, said that weekend trips will continue as usual...
by John Ashworth
15 Jun 2023, 16:19
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Nigerian Railway Constitution Amendment 2023
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Views: 282

Nigerian Railway Constitution Amendment 2023

The Nigerian Railway Constitution Amendment 2023 This paper reviews the implications of the constitution amendment for the Nigerian railway industry. It reviews the historical performance of the sector and posits that the reform and restructuring of the industry and the prioritization of railfreigh...
by John Ashworth
15 Jun 2023, 16:17
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Tanzania Welcomes Double-Decker Carriages for SGR
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Views: 283

Tanzania Welcomes Double-Decker Carriages for SGR

Tanzania Welcomes Six Double-Decker Carriages For Its Standard Gauge Railway
Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Project received a significant upgrade on June 9, 2023, with the arrival of six double-decker carriages... acquired from a German company...

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