When the going gets tough, the tough get railing

Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly mining), to transport at least 30% of its heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail...

By Benji Coetzee 4 Jul 2018

Growing cities face challenges of keeping the masses moving up, down and across

Cities worldwide face the problems and possibilities of "volume": the stacking and moving of people and things within booming central business districts. We see this especially around mass public transport hubs...

By Andrea Connor and Donald McNeill 8 Jun 2018

Prasa appoints new group CEO

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has appointed Sibusiso Sithole as its new group CEO for a period of 12 months effective from 1 June 2018...

5 Jun 2018

National Railways of Zimbabwe emerges from the doldrums

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) - a critical state enterprise which is part of the economy's locomotive - is slowly but surely emerging from the doldrums it has been firmly stuck in for years as its $400 million recapitalisation programme bears fruit...

4 Jun 2018

Kenyan president receives 2018 African Road Builders award

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, has been recognised with the 2018 African Road Builders (ARB) award...

21 May 2018

How Industry 4.0 can address logistics challenges, opportunities

Supply chain executives from several diverse industries recently gathered at the 7th Annual Eurasian Supply Chain Congress to listen to a broad range of topics, all with a common theme...

9 May 2018

Consortium signs agreement with Nigeria for railway concession

A General Electric (GE) led consortium has signed an interim phase agreement with the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) for the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession...

3 May 2018

Sweden's new road powers electric vehicles - what's the environmental impact?

Sweden has built the first smart road that will allow electric vehicles to charge as they drive...

By Rick Greenough 26 Apr 2018

Pieces fall into place for new Hyperloop test track in France

Startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has been quite busy signing deals to explore the potential of high-speed transport routes all around the world, but has little in the way of functioning prototypes and test tracks to show for it...

By Nick Lavars 17 Apr 2018

Prasa's bizarre CEO appointment

Cromet Molepo, Prasa's acting group CEO for just four months, started retirement on Sunday with leave worth more than R1.3-million and a controversial legacy...

By Rebecca Redelmeier 6 Apr 2018

Almost 1,400 train coaches lost due to vandalism in past three years

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has lost almost 1,400 train coaches due to vandalism in the past three financial years resulting in over R503m in losses...

27 Mar 2018

Siemens and Alstom couple train units

PARIS, France - The maker of France's iconic TGV trains Alstom and German industrial leader Siemens have signed an agreement on creating a global leader in the rail industry...

26 Mar 2018

Benin president taps China for controversial railway

COTONOU, Benin - Benin's President Patrice Talon has asked local firm Petrolin and French giant Bollore to "withdraw" from a major rail infrastructure project to make way for China, in the latest development of the controversial scheme...

26 Mar 2018

How to effectively report railway crimes

More and more commuters are affected by crime on railways and many are reaching a point where they feel helpless, leading them to take matters into their own hands. They often do this by posting a comment or video recording on social media.

16 Mar 2018

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