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by John Ashworth
26 Jan 2022, 05:53
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Kenya low-cost railway housing complex launch in April
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Kenya low-cost railway housing complex launch in April

Sh18 billion low-cost railway housing complex launch in April The government has unveiled an Sh18 billion affordable railway housing complex that will see homeowners access rail transport at their doorsteps... beneficiaries will be linked to the Dandora Commuter Rail Station, which is one of the hu...
by John Ashworth
26 Jan 2022, 05:44
Forum: Railways at War
Topic: ‘Cyberpartisans’ hack Belarusian railway to disrupt Russian buildup
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‘Cyberpartisans’ hack Belarusian railway to disrupt Russian buildup

‘Cyberpartisans’ hack Belarusian railway to disrupt Russian buildup Cyber-activists opposed to the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, say they have penetrated the state-run railway’s computer system and threatened to paralyse trains moving Russian troops and artillery to the country for a ...
by John Ashworth
24 Jan 2022, 16:25
Forum: South Africa - General Railway News and Discussion (except for Heritage News)
Topic: Transnet shaken by leak of secret device
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Views: 8

Transnet shaken by leak of secret device

Transnet shaken by leak of secret device The head of security at Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has been implicated in how a top-secret piece of technology developed by Transnet engineers ended up in the hands of a service provider. Marius Bennett, general manager for safety and security at the Transn...
by John Ashworth
24 Jan 2022, 13:09
Forum: South Africa - General Railway News and Discussion (except for Heritage News)
Topic: Blue Train Derailment
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Blue Train Derailment

Salvokop Blue Train derailment under investigation The derailment of two coaches of the Blue Train within the Salvokop Blue Train trainyard at the weekend was being investigated. “There were no passengers on the train and no fatalities or injuries were reported,” Transnet’s Sibu Majozi said in a st...
by John Ashworth
24 Jan 2022, 13:05
Forum: South Africa - General Railway News and Discussion (except for Heritage News)
Topic: Metrorail Mabopane collision
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Views: 5

Metrorail Mabopane collision

Metrorail closes one line between Soshanguve, Mabopane stations Passenger rail service operator Metrorail has closed one line between the Soshanguve and Mabopane stations following a technical fault and train incident. A train en route to Mabopane station experienced a technical fault outside Sosha...
by John Ashworth
24 Jan 2022, 06:22
Forum: South Africa - General Railway News and Discussion (except for Heritage News)
Topic: Passengers stranded over festive season in Prasa’s long-distance rail debacle
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Passengers stranded over festive season in Prasa’s long-distance rail debacle

Passengers stranded over festive season in Prasa’s R100m long-distance rail debacle Despite warnings that SA’s dilapidated rail network was not ready, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) last month signed a locomotive lease deal and relaunched long-distance trains — with disastrous consequences...
by John Ashworth
23 Jan 2022, 15:32
Forum: Railways at War
Topic: Train loaded with Military Tanks (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Train loaded with Military Tanks (video)

A different trainload of military tanks. See around 6:50 in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXfqO1DC4g8
by John Ashworth
23 Jan 2022, 15:28
Forum: North/Central/South America - Other Railway Topics
Topic: SpaceX Veterans To Shake Up Freight Rail With Electric, Robotic Trains
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: SpaceX Veterans To Shake Up Freight Rail With Electric, Robotic Trains

Autonomous Battery-Electric Rail Vehicles Parallel Systems, a company founded by former SpaceX engineers to reimagine the railroad system, has raised $49.55 million in Series A funds to build autonomous battery-electric rail vehicles that move freight... The rail vehicles are more flexible than tra...
by John Ashworth
23 Jan 2022, 15:26
Forum: South Africa - General Railway News and Discussion (except for Heritage News)
Topic: Blue Train Derailment
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Blue Train Derailment

There are reports and photos on social media that the Blue Train derailed while shunting in Pretoria on 17th January, but no details.
by John Ashworth
23 Jan 2022, 15:24
Forum: South Africa - General Railway News and Discussion (except for Heritage News)
Topic: Phelophepa Healthcare Train Derailment
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Phelophepa Healthcare Train Derailment

Heavy Rainfall Likely The Cause Of Phelophepa Healthcare Train Derailment On 19 January 2022, at approximately 18h05, seven coaches of the Phelophepa II Healthcare Train derailed close to Adelaide in the Eastern Cape. The globally acclaimed healthcare train was en route to Mthatha as part of the pl...
by John Ashworth
23 Jan 2022, 15:23
Forum: South Africa - General Railway News and Discussion (except for Heritage News)
Topic: PRASA updates
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Views: 6

PRASA updates

Oversight On Rail Infrastructure Upgrades And Readiness To Resume Rail Services In Western Cape Since the declaration of the state of disaster and the restriction on travel, PRASA had to cease all commuter rail operations. Considering that PRASA operates an open network that is not adequately fence...
by John Ashworth
23 Jan 2022, 15:20
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Senegal commuter railway to open in Dakar
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Senegal commuter railway to open in Dakar

Senegal: Société D'exploitation Du Train Express Régional (Seter) Officially Commissioned Senegal’s Dakar-Diamniadio regional express train, which received support from AFD, was officially inaugurated on 27 December 2021. The network so far consists of 36km of track, 14 stations, and reaches 160 km...
by John Ashworth
23 Jan 2022, 15:18
Forum: Rest of Africa - Other Railway Topics
Topic: Turkish company to build Tanzania’s biggest railway line
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Views: 6

Turkish company to build Tanzania’s biggest railway line

Yapı Merkezi To Build Tanzania’s Biggest Railway Line Yapı Merkezi has recently signed another contract to construct the third phase of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam–Mwanza Railway, which will be the fastest railway line ever to be built in East Africa. The company has already undertaken the first and s...

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